BHS Announces Fisher Rector and Hannah Allen as the March Students of the Month
By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on March 19, 2017 via Connect-Bridgeport.com
Bridgeport High School has announced that Fisher Rector and Hannah Allen are the March Students of the Month.
Fisher Rector is eighteen years old and a senior at Bridgeport High School. He has always been an honor roll student with an academic lamp and letters. He was inducted into the National Honor Society i n the spring of his junior year. Also in his junior year, he scored 3 or higher on four AP exams i n chemistry, English, psychology and statistics. This year, he is taking AP courses in calculus, English, government and physics. Fisher has participated on the high school 's academic team each year since freshman year, competing in quiz bowl, history bowl, science bowl and TEAMS competitions. Fisher has also run on the high school 's cross-country team since freshman year, and he is also a member of the track team. Fisher is a member of the Spanish Club and has served as its treasurer and attendance correspondent. Over the summer, he participated in a trip to Spain with the Spanish Club. During the trip to Spain, Fisher used his lifeguarding skills to come to the aid of a fellow student swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. As a result, he was named the Shinnston News and Harrison County Journal 's Citizen of the Month in July 2016. Fisher has been a member of the high school Key Club. Fisher is also a member of the high school Drug Free Club.
Fisher is an Eagle Scout in Troop 40 in Bridgeport. He has been fortunate to take part in Scouting activities around the country and the world. He has attended the National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia in 2013, and the World Scout Jamboree in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan in 2015. In addition, he has participated in treks at all four Boy Scout high adventure bases, including the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, Florida Sea Base in the Florida Keys, Northern Tier High Adventure Program in the Canadian boundary waters, and Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. While at the Philmont Scout Ranch, Fisher also completed the Scout's National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience training. Fisher has achieved several recognitions and awards in Scouting. He has been inducted into the Order of the Arrow, which is Scouting's national honor society. He has earned numerous awards since becoming a Boy Scout, including the kayaking, mile swim, snorkeling and world conservation awards. In addition, he has garnered the distinction of earning 142 merit badges, which include al l of the merit badges currently offered by the Boy Scouts.
Fisher is a Red Cross certified lifeguard. He worked this past summer at Oral Lake Fishing Club. Fisher is a member of All Saints Catholic Church i n Bridgeport. He has been an altar server for several years.
Fisher has not yet decided where he will attend college. He has received the nominations of Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito and Congressman David McKinley to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Hannah Allen is the daughter of Eric and Heather Allen of Bridgeport. She has been actively involved as a member of student council for four years participating in various community service projects while serving on the executive board for the past three.
She is a member of the National Honor Society serving as the corresponding secretary. She earned an Academic Letter her freshmen year and Academic Lamp her sophomore, junior and senior years while maintaining a 3.9 GPA completing college and AP courses.
Hannah has been a varsity cheerleader for four years, earning Big 10 cheerleader as a freshman. She was a member of the 2013 Regional cheer championship team and state runner up teams in 2013 and 2014. Her senior year, she has served as co-captain.
Other school activities include participating as a member of Key Club, DECA, Drug Free Club, and Young Life. She was honored to serve as a senior representative to Homecoming court. Her most fulfilling high school experience was partnering as a Toys for Tots shopper.
Outside of school, Hannah has enjoyed traveling with People to People serving as an ambassador to seven countries in Europe as well as Australia. While on these trips, she served on multiple service projects.
She has danced at Rebecca 's Dance Studio for 16 years studying ballet, tap, jazz, clogging, tumbling and pointe.
Hannah has been accepted to the University of Oklahoma with plans to pursue a degree in Petroleum Engineering.