Rebecca Seligman, 17, was recently named Student of the Month by the Munster Kiwanis Club for her academic achievements and community service.
“It was unique to be chosen by the Munster Kiwanis Club as Student of the Month, because I was the Kiwanis Kids President at Eads Elementary School in fifth grade, and so it feels my work with Kiwanis has come full circle,” Seligman said.
“I am so grateful that they gave me this opportunity and I am honored to be recognized by a group who has given so much to the town.”
The daughter of Charles Seligman and Carolyn Eberly, Seligman is a senior at Munster High School and a member of the varsity golf team, named Northwest Crossroads Conference champions in 2010 and 2012.
Named to the National Honor Society, Seligman is also involved in the Class Executive Council and is a High School Ambassador.
“I am a High School Ambassador for the Munster Junior Historical Society, where we work to preserve history, provide service, and build character,” she said. “As a high school student I help run meetings and assist at events. I was also a co-founder of the Munster Junior Historical Society.”
Inspired by her elementary school teacher Dr. Louise Chickie-Wolfe, Seligman plans to major in engineering in college. “My ideal career would be traveling to work on new ways to clean up oil spills and protect animals from their harmful effects,” she said.
Seligman volunteers with the Shop with a Cop program and at the Munster Public Library, and has co-chaired the St. Thomas More Church Blood Drive since middle school.
She is employed by Cold Stone Creamery in Dyer and the St. Thomas More Church's Religious Education Office.