The Woodbridge Rotary Club recently honored Woodbridge resident and senior, Sara Jadbabaie as December Student of the Month from Amity High School. She was presented with a certificate of recognition. The Woodbridge Rotary Club and Woodbridge Social Restaurant have partnered to honor an Amity Student on a monthly basis.
Sara Jadbabaie was nominated for the honor by School Counselor John Mezzo who stated, “Academically, Sara took some of the most rigorous courses offered at Amity and her hard work and dedication to her studies landed her a spot among the top of her class”. Last year, Sara conducted an independent study which combined different historical eras and the music that accompanied them.
This year, Sara was selected to be a Link Leader as part of the Amity High School Link Crew which is a freshman orientation program. Ms. Jadbabaie served as a role model to her younger peers and will continue to work with them throughout the year.
With a strong interest in politics and political activism, Sara participated in Junior States of America (JSA) sparking her interest in other social and political clubs such as Girl Up. In Girl Up, students engage in a dialogue about the sexism in today’s society as well as ways to tackle the patriarchy in and outside the United States. For the past several years, Sara has volunteered with SOUND Affect going to Haiti where she helped rebuild local communities.
First row from left to right: Monica Kreuzer, Amity High School Assistant Principal, Dr. Forugh Homayounrooz, mother of Sara, December Student of the Month Sara Jadbabaie, Dr. Farid Jadbabuie, father of Sara, and Rotary President Chris Lovejoy. Second row: Dr. Charles “Chip” Dumais, Rotarian and Superintendent of the Amity Regional School District, Mr. Robert Gilbert, Superintendent of Beecher Road School, Colleen Murray, Rotarian and Superintendent of Bethany Community School, and Dr. Vince Scarpetti, Superintendent of Schools from Orange.