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Student of the Month eyes career as teacher and trainer

2013-10-30T00:00:00Z Student of the Month eyes career as teacher and trainerBy Kimberly Cheek-Stanley Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
October 30, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Devan Martin’s hard work was showcased last month when she was chosen as the September Student of the Month by the Lansing Rotary Club.

“Rotary is the world's leading humanitarian organization. Their purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world,” Martin, 17, said.

“Being chosen as Student of the Month felt great, because I never thought I would get chosen.”

The daughter of Jacque and Jim Martin, of Lansing, Martin is a senior at Thornton Fractional South High School and maintains a 3.8 grade-point average.

In addition to serving as the Pep Club president and playing volleyball and softball, she holds three part-time jobs and plans to attend Western Michigan University or Illinois State University.

“I want to major in athletic training and maybe minor in physical education. My ideal career would be as an athletic trainer at a high school and also being a physical education teacher,” she said.

When not on the field, Martin enjoys spending time with friends and volunteering alongside her mother with the Lansing Junior Women’s Club.

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