Swartzfager named November Rotary Student of the Month

Abigail Swartzfager

Terra State Community College criminal justice student Abigail Swartzfager of Fremont has been named the College’s Fremont Rotary Student of the Month for November2019. The Roy C. Start High School graduate chose Terra State “because they have a great criminal justice program and I am playing volleyball for them.”

Abigail has already accomplished so much. In high school, she was the secretary in the National Honors Society (NHS) and attained a 4.47 GPA. Currently, she plays on the Terra State Volleyball team while achieving academic excellence. Her nominator Stephanie Champine, the Women’s Volleyball Coach, said, “Gail is the type of student-athlete who goes above and beyond on a daily basis. She will go out of her way to say hi to faculty or stop by their office to see if they need anything. She also loves to help her peers out by offering free tutoring services to her teammates and classmates.”

Hard work and teamwork are two values Abigail demonstrates on a daily basis. “She does well with time management, making sure her studies are a priority and she stays ahead in all her classes,” Champine said. “During her off time she can be found studying in the library or tutoring a fellow classmate in a certain subject.”

In the spring, Abigail hopes to join her volleyball team to be a reading mentor for elementary school kids. “I would love to be a reading buddy for those kids,” she said.

Moving forward, Abigail is grateful for what she has learned. “Terra State has taught me to get out of my comfort zone and to try new things.”