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Peer mediation may lead Student of the Month to psychology career

2013-11-08T00:00:00Z Peer mediation may lead Student of the Month to psychology careerBy Kimberly Cheek-Stanley Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
November 08, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Adonis Holmes, 17, was recognized as a Student of the Month recently by the Lansing Rotary Club for his dedication to his school and his fellow students.

“Rotary Club is an organization dedicated to service, community involvement, and altruistic integrity. Being recognized was a great experience. It really feels great that my hard work is paying off,” Holmes said.

A senior at Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing, Holmes serves as president of the Peer Mediation group and vice president of Student Council.

“I enjoy being able to sort out differences between individuals. I love being able to say that I helped create a better solution to a critical problem.”

Holmes maintains a 3.9 grade point average while a member of the Mathletes Team, Pep Club, History Club and drama team, and is also a member of National Society of High School Scholars.

To continue to serve his peers, he plans to attend Yale University or the University of Pennsylvania to study psychology.

“I enjoy the personal aspect of psychology. I love people, and I would love to have a profession that is centered on human understanding,” he said.

Holmes is the son of Valant and Nate Scurlock, of Lynwood, and is one of five children. He is a member of New Faith Baptist Church in Matteson, Ill.

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