Hastings High School (HHS) senior Tyler Bushinski has been selected as the Hastings Rotary Student of the Month for October.
Bushinski was recognized as Student of the Month Oct. 14 at the Hastings Area Rotary Club where he received a $250 scholarship.
Teachers Tim Haneberg, Cindy Benson and Jason Koch nominated Bushinski for the Student of the Month, citing his ability to excel in the classroom and teamwork in the sports he plays as reasons for his nomination.
Bushinski is a two-sport athlete who competes in cross country, where he has been a two-time captain, and track and field.
He has also been in the Link Crew program, Spanish Honor Society, peer helpers and is a National Honor Society Officer.
HHS principal Mike Johnson said Bushinski excels in the classroom, boasting a 4.0 G.P.A. all while taking strenuous classes such as AP Calc, AP Government, College Literature, College Spanish, AP Physics, APUSH, AP Stats, AP Language and AP Chemistry.
Benson said Bushinski always works well with his classmates and makes a great mentor as a Crew leader.
“He has been a link crew leader for two years and continues to work hard at forming relationships with his freshmen in a variety of situations,” she said. “We can always count on him to be on time, enthusiastic, and responsible.”
Haneberg said Bushinski provides amazing role model for his fellow students because of his honesty, academic ability, work ethic and positive attitude.
“Ty’s ability to lead comes directly from his high character which he exemplifies through morality, courage and integrity,” he said. “His ability to be a positive role model to his teammates and peers, allows them to analyze situations that high school students are faced with and make moral decisions.”
Koch said he nominated Bushinski because he is a great student athlete who always works his hardest.
“He is one of those athletes that you never have to wonder if he is accomplishing what he is capable of, but makes you realize that the will to work hard, and the desire to perform well, allows people to accomplish great things,” he said.