Winton Woods High School Guidance Counselor Kim Goins says it is with great pleasure to nominate junior Betisha Pohkrel with the Kiwanis Student of the Month award. Goins says Pohkrel’s work ethic is commendable. She has been a part of the Academy of Globals students since her freshman year where she participates in honors classes. Goins says Pohkrel always puts her best foot forward, “Her cheerful smile is contagious,” said Goins. “She literally lights up a room especially when she becomes excited about an idea she or others may have.”
Goins got to see more of that smile when Pohkrel joined her after-school program called Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC). A program that is led by the University of Cincinnati nursing school where they discuss and plan events that will best benefit the community. This year, under Pohkrel’s leadership, the group will be holding “Teen Pregnancy” forums making sure teen moms have access to the right resources to help them have successful pregnancies. In addition to participating in HPAC, she also was selected as a student in The Academy of Global Studies, to help primary school students enjoy science experiments presented by COSI.
Pohkrel’s strong work ethic has enabled her to become amember of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. She is also a member of the Yearbook Club. Her main job is taking photographs for the club. Pohkrel loves to help people. During Prom, she worked with the photographer, and high school teacher Ciro Casanova, to ensure every student had a great photograph. She demonstrates such enthusiasm for learning and helping others. This is displayed when she is working in class with her group mates and in the organizations she participates in. It is with great pleasure to see her receive the Student of the Month Award for January.
PHOTO CAPTION: Winton Woods City Schools Kiwanis Student of the Month Betisha Pohkrel hugs high school Guidance Counselor Kim Goins before receiving her award. Photo by Drew Jackson.