October Student of the Month
Congratulations Brooklyn!

Brooklyn Pekarek, daughter of Becky Piotrowski and Ben Pekarek, has been named the October Student of the Month at Royalton High School (RHS). She is the oldest of five siblings, Brady, Chloe, Jace, Kenzie and Piper.

Brooklyn’s favorite class is the PLTW Medical class taught by Mrs. Kelcie Neumann because they help me explore the health field and learn more about the human organs through hands on labs. Mrs. Neumann goes on to say Brooklyn was a huge part of the successful homecoming events this year. She went above and beyond when it came to planning, setting up, and facilitating the events. Her favorite teacher is Mr. Carl Halverson because he always helps motivate me to be the best person I can be and pushes me to achieve my goals in life. Mr. Halverson says "Brooklyn is our lead Senior Editor for this year's 2018 Royal yearbook. She leads our staff in her ability to construct new templates for different sections of our yearbook. Last year, I had the junior staff members show me their best sports page layout for example, and Brooklyn's design was by far the best. Her Yearbook Page Design skills are the best that I've seen since Kelsey Petron was a Senior Editor a few years back. And Kelsey stopped by to chat just last week and was excited to tell me about her new Graphic Design position that she was starting at The University of MN Crookston, where she will use her yearbook skills once again. Much like Kelsey was, Brooklyn is the most accountable senior staffer that we've got. She has started and is working on about a dozen different pages which include the 2018 Senior section. She's this year's captain of our yearbook team which is about to produce a book that will turn a lot of heads when it comes out in the spring. Thanks for your stellar efforts Brooklyn!"

Brooklyn is involved with many activities, Volleyball, Softball, Wrestling Manager, JO Volleyball, Domeball, Yearbook, Student Council, Royal Pride. She plans on attending either The College of Saint Benedict or SCSU to pursue a career in Pediatric Nursing, hoping to work in the birthing unit at a hospital.

Her favorite high school memory is in sophomore year Mr. Brent Lieser announced my name as Becca Pek-a-rek during softball line-ups and the whole team broke out laughing. Ever since then my name is Becca during softball season. If she had to give any advice to freshmen students it would be “don’t be afraid to get involved in activities and sports. It helps the time fly by and creates memories you will cherish forever”.

Brooklyn sees herself having a steady career, getting married and starting a family.