The Astoria Rotary honored two Knappa High School seniors, Emma Taggart and Dale Takalo, as Students of the Month for February. Students of the Month are selected from the junior and senior classes at Astoria and Knappa high schools; they must be in good standing in school, and involved in school and community activities.

Taggart’s parents are Angela and Glenn Taggart. She is a member of the National Honor Society, and participates in basketball and volleyball at Knappa High School. She plans to attend Oregon State University to work toward a degree in science.

Takalo’s parents are Kara and Todd Takalo. He has been a member of the National Honor Society for the past two years, and has participated in football, basketball and baseball at Knappa High School. He plans to attend Blue Mountain Community College to pursue a degree in nursing and to play baseball.

Students selected as Students of the Month receive a leadership book selected by Astoria Rotary members, an application for a Rotary scholarship, an inspirational letter from a local Rotarian, a gift card to a local coffee establishment, and a Rotary certificate.

Astoria Rotary meets at noon Mondays at the Elks Lodge in Astoria.

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