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Medina High School Names January Students of the Month

Congratulations to Sam Gerhard and Carmela Henning named Medina High School January Students of the Month.


Sam is described as incredibly bright, funny, someone who loves math, and finds the mistake in a math problem that took a wrong turn in class.  Sam is currently taking Honors, AP and CCP classes, and is a member of National Honor Society. He is a member of HUDDLE/SHUDDLE, Spanish Club, Improv Club, Math League, is a founding member of the Medina High School U.N. Club, and was a debate team member.  Sam has a drawing and essay on display at the Art Exhibit at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus through eXpressionsⓇ.


Sam volunteers for Medina Boys Summer Soccer Camps and the Medina United Methodist Church Food Pantry.  He was a scholarship recipient to the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University attending “Telling America’s Story” and has also volunteered there at special events.  Sam was on the Medina High School Junior Varsity Soccer Team and continues to play indoor recreational soccer. He is employed by Antiquation and runs his own lawn care service. After graduation, Sam plans on pursuing a degree in Actuarial Science. Sam is the son of Karl and Yvette Gerhard.


Carmela is well-rounded and steadfast, a great friend, student athlete and always able to reflect in order to become a better student. Carmela is currently taking AP, CCP, and Honors classes and is a member of National Honor Society.  Carmela is a second year member of HUDDLE/SHUDDLE and a past member of Spanish Club. Carmela spends many hours peer tutoring in the Medina High School Tutoring Center and has been very involved with Operation Lunch for the past six years collecting and delivering food to local area food banks.   She is a mentor with the Medina Girls Cross Country Big Sister/Little Sister program and has served on the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee. Carmela has lettered in both Cross Country and Varsity Track. She has worked at All Fired Up. After graduation, Carmela plans on pursuing a degree in medicine and continue running cross country and track.  Carmela is the daughter of Eric and Marcie Henning.


Sam Gerhard MHS January Student of the Month   Carmel Henning MHS January Student of the Month