Pelham Memorial High School seniors Georgia Russello, Jordan Schwarz and Jackson Shampanier-Bowen were recognized as the Marilyn Stiefvater Scholars of the Month for October by the Rotary Club of the Pelhams on Oct. 20.


Georgia Russello, an award winner in science and language, is a member of the National Honor Society as well as the Science, English, Math, Social Studies and French honor societies. Her extracurricular activities include serving as Managing Editor of the Pelham Examiner and in leadership roles with the French Club, Habitat for Humanity Club and the Girls Who Code Club. She has an internship in medicine neuroscience with Weil Cornell. She is on the varsity tennis team.


Jordan Schwarz is an artist and video producer and was a National Merit Commended Student. They are president of the National Honor Society as well as a member of Science, English, Math, Social Studies and World Language honor societies. They work with gender non-conforming students. Their extracurricular activities include the Coffee Shop Club they founded, the Animal Welfare Club, the French Club and the Latin Club. For Pelham Together, they are Social Media Design Coordinator and LBGTQ+ coordinator. Their sport is rock climbing.


Jackson Shampanier-Bowen has received high academic honors and has played trumpet since age 8. His extracurricular activities include Model United Nations (He received the Outstanding Delegate Award for the Pelham mission last year), Chess Club, Latin Club, Military History Club, Jewish Culture Club, Young Democrats Club, Political Debate Club and Philosophy Club. His sports are varsity track and field and varsity cross country.


In addition to recognizing PMHS students for their academic achievements as Scholars of the Month during the school year, Rotary Club of the Pelham presents a $12,000 scholarship to a graduating PMHS senior annually.