Grand County High School’s students of the month for December 2015 are Symony Call and Tobin Wainer.
Call is a senior. She is the daughter of Russell and Kimberly Call.
She said her favorite class is Advanced Placement Art.
“I love art and am the Visual Arts Sterling Scholar,” she said. “My teachers have helped me so much and taught me how to better one of my favorite talents.”
Call said her most challenging class is Math 1050.
“It is a college class, and math is one of my least favorite subjects,” she said.
At school, Call has been involved in volleyball, track and basketball. She is captain of the Lady Devils basketball team. She is also vice president of the National Honor Society chapter, and has been involved in the HOPE and Humanities clubs and in student government. She also appeared in the school musical each year for the past four years, and had an art piece shown at the statewide high school art exhibition in Springville last year.
Outside of school, Call has volunteered at youth camps, marathon and triathlon races, and at the Moab Arts Festival. She participated in the Plein Air Moab activity earlier this fall. She has worked at her family’s business since she was 10 years old.
Call plans to attend Snow College for two years, then transfer to Utah State University, where she plans to finish a degree in interior design.
Wainer is a junior. He is the son of Sam and Heidi Wainer.
Wainer said his favorite class at GCHS is U.S. History, taught by Hal Adams. He also enjoys math and physics.
“I’m good with numbers and can excel in those subjects,” he said.
However, he calls math his most challenging class.
“I go too fast and make silly mistakes, but I enjoy the challenging aspect of it,” he said.
At school, Wainer has participated in baseball, basketball, golf and debate. He is a member of the National Honor Society and is on the GCHS student council.
Outside of school, Tobin is a volunteer for KZMU Community Radio, and also works as a referee for Moab City Recreation, working in a variety of youth sports leagues.
“It gives me a chance to give back to a community that has paved the way for me in my life,” he said, adding that he enjoys being able to “help kids learn sports the right way and help them in their future.”
Wainer is an Eagle Scout. His Eagle project was to help restore the pathway at the Matheson Wetlands Preserve when it was damaged by fire.
After graduating from high school, Wainer said he plans to pursue a college degree, live in a variety of places and travel the world before eventually settling down.
The local Elks Lodge sponsors Grand County High School’s Student of the Month program under the direction of Frank Vaccaro. The Elks started the program to recognize students who are outstanding in the areas of character, leadership, service, citizenship and scholastic performance. Jeff Richards is the high school coordinator. The Rotary Club and Grand County School District Board of Education also recognize the students.