We honored our first Student of the Month, Clare Pepke, on November 6th.  Clare is a senior at Homestead High School and is the daughter of Kathleen & Michael Pepke of Mequon.  Clare was recognized for her community service and leadership within her school and our local community. 
One of Clare’s most impactful projects was a silent auction that she independently organized for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), an organization that she is passionate about and sees a real need among our youth especially since COVID.  NAMI doesn’t have sufficient resources to help all of those in need, so she coordinated with local news networks, the local artist guild, and her art teachers to build support for the event.  She raised approximately $1,500 selling artwork at her event.
In addition to being passionate about artwork and supporting NAMI, Clare is also very involved in Homestead’s National Honor Society, she is the Vice President of the National Art Honors Society and is the Vice President of the Psychology Club.  She is also a recipient of the Scholastic Gold Key award for her artwork.
Clare, we are honored to recognize you as our Rotary Student of the Month.  Thank you for your “service above self” and setting such a great example among your peers!