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MHS's Ruggles named student of month

By Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Norwalk Elks No. 730 has named Monroeville High School senior Amelia Ruggles as the September student of the month.

Ruggles is the daughter of Marc and Betsy Juggles, of Norwalk.

Amelia Ruggles’ achievements and accolades include the President's Award of Educational Achievement and being named student of the quarter and student of the year in various classes including English, math, social studies, history, science and agriculture.

She was selected by her school to attend Buckeye Girls State this summer. Ruggles is a varsity football and basketball cheerleader. She is a member of Monroeville's Academic Challenge team, Teen Leadership Corps, Model United Nations, Renaissance and National Honor Society. She is a member of the school service learning committee which promotes community service in and outside of school. She is in the FFA program at Monroeville, where she currently serves as a president.

Just as Ruggles is active in school, she is also active outside of the classroom within the community. She attends St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Norwalk, where she volunteers and attends weekly services. She volunteers at When Pigs Fly and is a member and vice-president of the Ridgefield Country Kids 4-H Club. She is a member of the Huron County 4-H committee. Ruggles took a variety of projects to the Huron County and Ohio State fairs. Her projects included sheep, chickens, public speaking, shopping savvy and photography. She is a member of the Junior Fair Board.

She is employed and also has an internship. Ruggles said she feels giving back to the community is important because it is the community that supports you and is behind you in everything that you do.

Ruggles plans on attending college after high school, earning an undergraduate degree in business management and  then pursuing graduate school and obtaining a degree in law.

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