Each month during the school year, the Rotary Club of Forest Grove selects an eighth grader and a high school senior as its Rotary Youth Citizens of the Month. The award is rotated monthly between Forest Grove, Banks and Gaston schools.

Rotary Youth Citizens of the Month are selected by the administrators in the districts with assistance from teachers. The program recognizes students who possess high standards of personal behavior and good citizenship, exemplify the ideals of Rotary, follow school rules and and have excellent behavioral records.

We are grateful for our partners in the Youth Citizen of the Month program: the Forest Grove School District, Banks School District and Gaston School District.

Selected students and their families are honored at a club meeting and receive a certificate and a $50 gift certificate from Frye’s Action Athletics.


April 2020: Chris Simmons, Forest Grove High School and Emma Duyck, Neil Armstrong Middle School

September 2019: Getnet Gottschalk, Gaston High School, and Justice Ruiz, Gaston Junior High

October 2019: Alan Rincon-Gaona, Forest Grove High School & Tony Gonzalez-Villaraldo, Neil Armstrong Middle School

November 2019: Jacob Silfka, Banks High School & Tarryn Duyck, Banks Middle School

December 2019: Austin Walker & Garrett Smith, Gaston Jr./Sr. High School