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Grant Hasty named WHS Feb. senior of the month

 

ISLE OF WIGHT

The February senior of the month at Windsor High School is Grant Hasty. He was recognized for his numerous accomplishments, to include this honor, at the February meeting of the Isle of Wight County School Board during their Isle of Wight Achievers presentation.

According to Lynn Briggs, the division’s director of community and media relations, Hasty is consistently the best performing student in his classes and can be counted on to complete his assigned work early and correctly, and be able to assist classmates who need additional help.

He has shown initiative and leadership in attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle project, he led a team that renovated a local community center in Carrsville. This included painting all interior walls and kitchen cabinets. They also replaced all the kitchen countertops and installed four smoke detectors and two fire extinguishers.

Hasty is also active in numerous organizations, including the Carrsville Volunteer Fire Department, where he assists the senior members with equipment maintenance and various fundraisers. At Colosse Baptist Church, he volunteers with Bible School and the weekly children’s worship. He is a member of Community Hunt Club, where he helps in the community vegetable garden. With Mount Carmel Christian Church Food Bank, he bundles, packages and loads food for distribution to needy community families.

“Grant displays the attributes of great and grit,” said Roland Downing, his engineering teacher at WHS. “When a teacher’s spouse was hospitalized with a terminal condition, Grant organized a team of students to take care of lawn maintenance.”

Following graduation, Hasty plans to attend Paul D. Camp Community College, and then transfer to either Christopher Newport University or Old Dominion University, where he plans to study marine biology or environmental science.