Left to Right: Amity High School Guidance Counselor Gerilyn Ferguson, Gabriel’s mother Catalina V. Betancur, Rotary President Robyn Reilly, Student of the Month Gabriel Betancur, Rotarian Dr. Guy Stella and Donna Warecke, Manager of the Woodbridge Social Restaurant.
The Woodbridge Rotary Club recently honored Woodbridge resident Gabriel Betancur as February Student of the Month from Amity High School. He was presented with a certificate of recognition by Woodbridge Rotary President Robyn Reilly and Rotarian Dr. Guy Stella. Woodbridge Social Restaurant has partnered with the Rotary Club to honor a student on a monthly basis.
Gabriel, a senior at Amity was honored for his outstanding academic career at Amity High School. “Whether enrolled in an Advanced Placement course or a hands-on elective in the Technology Education Department, Gabe gives 100% at all times”, stated Amity High School Guidance Counselor, Gerilyn Ferguson who nominated Mr. Betancur for the award. His academic success has landed him at the top of his senior class and has resulted in numerous awards and recognitions including the Bryant University Book Award, National French Honor Society, and National Honor Society.
Mr. Betancur has been involved in many extra-curricular activities. He is a four year member of the Amity Varsity Tennis Team and has also volunteered as a ball-person at the Connecticut Open professional tennis tournament. He has participated in the Robotics team, French Club, Amity Cancer Research Society, and Amity Art from the Heart. Gabriel also serves as a Link Crew Leader which puts him in direct contact with freshmen as a role model and mentor. During the summer months, he has served as a camp counselor at the JCC Summer Camp.