Rotarians honor two from MTHS

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MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Two Middle Township High School students who used their passion for sports to help others were recognized this week.

Middle Township High School students Kevin O'Donnell and Adam Vaul were honored as students of the month for November and October, respectively, at the Rotary Club of Mid Jersey Cape meeting Tuesday.

O'Donnell, 17, of Ocean View, raised $1,591 as part of a golf-a-thon to benefit the Love of Linda Cancer Fund and American Junior Golf Association's youth foundations.

“It just feels good that I can help someone,” said the high school senior. He was named student of the month for November.

On Sept. 27, he golfed 101 holes at the Wildwood Golf and Country Club in Middle Township.

The Love of Linda Cancer Fund bears the memory of Linda Bickel Grassi, a Wildwood Crest native and Glenwood Avenue Elementary School teacher who died of ovarian cancer in 1994.

O’Donnell is a two-year member of the American Junior Golf Association's Leadership Links.

He has been a member of the varsity golf team for four years, where in the past two years he has received the Cape Atlantic League first team all star honors and The Press of Atlantic City first team all stars.

Adam Vaul, 16, of Stone Harbor, headed the Middle Township soccer team’s project to benefit the Challenger Soccer Program, which helps disabled children play soccer. The team has raised more than $2,500, said the high school junior.

“I was really happy,” Vaul said of receiving the honor. “Everyone enjoyed going up to Upper. This [this award] was just a bonus.”

He indicated the award isn’t just for him, but for the team.

Vaul is a member of Student Council, National Honor Society, drama club and newspaper staff. He was also involved in the high school’s Relay for Life in June.

He said he plans on studying business in college.

O’Donnell’s parents are Mary Jo and Brian O’Donnell.

Vaul is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Key Club and vice president of the Future Business Leaders of America club. 

He has participated in soccer, swimming and lacrosse and was named captain and most valuable player of the swim team. Vaul is also involved in the Cape Express Soccer Club. 

His parents are Frank and Joanne. 

The Rotary Club of Mid Jersey Cape began the student of the month program in the spring.

The club meets starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Wildwood Golf and Country Club, 1170 Golf Club Road Cape May Court House.

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