Bethel's Rebecca Brown demonstrates excellence in the classroom and her participation in FFA as the chapter president.

Bethel's Rebecca Brown demonstrates excellence in the classroom and her participation in FFA as the chapter president.

She has been selected as one of The Shawnee News-Star and Patriot Auto Group Students of the Month for October and is now a finalist to win a car.

“I am glad to be nominated for the award,” Brown said. “My paw-paw always worked hard and gave me the motivation and I work hard to honor him.”

Brown's principal Jeremy Stewart noticed her dedication to her studies and community.

“Rebecca is an excellent leader and is able to encourage everyone to participate with her example of hard work and enthusiasm,” Stewart said. “She always has a smile on her face and treats her classmates and teachers with respect.”

Brown's agriculture instructor, Trent Hughes, is honored to have such a hard working student.

“The best way I can describe her is driven and passionate,” Agricultural Education Instructor/FFA Advisor Trent Hughes said. “Her best quality is her ability to push others to better themselves. Her ability to see a need, chase a need and fix a need is second to none.”

Brown is involved in several community leadership projects. She has volunteered her time through an FFA community canned goods drive. One of her biggest achievements is organizing a cardboard city to help promote the awareness of the homeless community in the area.

“It's always been a close subject to my heart,” We never had much so I feel like giving back and helping others is the right thing to do.”

Rebecca shows moral integrity by spending all of her time at positive activities, Stewart said.

Brown has volunteered at the Kyle Lewis golf tournament for the past five years. Overall Brown has volunteered over 500 hours at the Ellis Vet Clinic and has been hired as a part-time employee at the clinic.

“One day before I went to work with my stepmom I told her I wanted to work at a vet clinic,” she said. “We just went in to see about volunteering and it eventually turned in to a paying job.”

After graduating from Bethel, Brown will be attending Oklahoma State University to work on a degree in animal science with a minor entomology.

Brown currently maintain a 3.96 GPA.