For her commitment to her classes, the school and the community, Courtney Popp, daughter of Tim and Audra Popp, was named the December 2013 Student of the Month by the faculty of Royalton High School (RHS).
As an athlete, Popp is involved in volleyball and basketball in addition to her other activities of National Honor Society, yearbook editor and secretary-treasurer of both the Student Council and High Council.
“Courtney is a leader in Student Council and a role model for the younger staff,” said Kelley Newell, Student Council adviser. “She took part in the WE Day event in October and shows excitement toward getting to serve people locally and globally.”
Popp is an active student and her teachers all agree that she is diligent. Patrick Ross, science instructor, affirms that “Courtney is a hard worker who never gave up on difficult material and her persistence will pay off as she continues her education in the year to come.”
Monica Flakus, guidance counselor, said that though Popp is “serious-minded about her grades and academics,” she can also be “silly and spontaneous.” Fondly known among the student body as “C-Dawg,” Popp is able to poke fun at herself and never take herself too seriously.
Next fall, Popp will begin pursuing a degree in medicine with the intention of becoming a physician. She predicts that her future will include world travel, marriage and working in a hospital on the east coast.
Math teacher Jeff Schoenrock said that though “Courtney has set high goals in life” she will succeed because she “is doing everything in her power to achieve them.”