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March 7, 2014

Seniors selected as students of the month

NORMAN — Two high school seniors have been selected as March students of the month by the Norman Rotary Club.

Abigail P. Mace, from Norman North, and Rachel Cheng, from Norman High, will attend weekly luncheon and club meetings at the First Christian Church. The pair will be eligible for a year-end scholarship.

Cheng, the daughter of Guan-Huah Cheng and Shih-Jen Cheng, has a 4.0 grade point average. She has been a member of the school’s color guard since her freshman year and currently serves as captain.

“There is a great feeling of family and caring that comes with being on color guard, and it is one of my favorite aspects of it,” she wrote in her application. “Over the years, I have tried to share these same feelings of caring I received when I first joined color guard to the younger members, along with helping them learn technique and choreography.”

Cheng also is involved in band, NHS Classics Club, competitive acting, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Aegis Math and English, Key Club, Link Crew and Academic Team. She is the recipient of a Masonic Student and Leadership Award and a Silver Key in Scholastic Regional Art Competition and danced solo in the NHS Marching Band show.

She volunteers with the Norman Public Library and Special Olympics. Cheng is considering the University of Oklahoma, the University of Texas at Austin and Baylor University.

Mace, the daughter of Stephanie and Matthew Mace, has a 3.953 GPA with a weighted average of 4.163. She lists Students Performing Unselfish Deeds Week as an activity for which she is most proud.

Mace, along with other student leaders, raised $180,000 for the OK Kids Corral and for two families in financial need. She spent more than 100 hours during spring break at the school planning and decorating for the events.

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