The Rotary Club of Rosemount is pleased to announce that Rosemount High School senior Nicole Hutchinson is its November 2014 Student of the Month.
Nicole lives in Rosemount with her parents Lance and Heidi.  She has two older brothers: Brandon and Taylor.
Nicole’s experience growing up has been influenced by a unique fact: Her family has hosted foreign exchange students from around the world, including Latario from Argentina, Pa from Thailand, Mariana from Mexico, Filip from Serbia, and most recently, Lea from Germany.  Nicole has enjoyed growing up learning about different cultures, which has helped her to look at the world differently.
Nicole is an excellent student and is in the top five percent of her class of 500 students. She has taken a number of honors courses, including AP U.S. History, AP World History, AP Music Theory, AP Language and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Calculus, CIS Spanish and CIS English.  She has been on the A honor roll throughout her high school career.
Nicole is also very involved in extracurricular activities. She is a member of the Rosemount High School marching band where she has been a section leader of the low reeds for the past three years and was a soloist for this year’s show entitled “The Queen.”  She has also been a member of Jazz One for her entire high school career and has received many superior ratings in solo and ensemble contests.
Nicole has been in student council all four years of high school and is secretary this year. She is a member of the National Honors Society, National Spanish Honors Society, and Tri-M (music and dance organization) for which she is a band representative this year. She is also a student ambassador and has been a captain of the speech team for the past two years. During her sophomore year, she competed at the state tournament in storytelling, an accomplishment she hopes to repeat again this year.  Nicole is also a varsity softball player and received the Rookie of the Year award for the 2014 season, as well as the Outstanding Academic Athlete award. 
Nicole is also active outside of school.  She works in the nursery at her church and also teaches preschoolers and kindergartners almost every Sunday. She has also performed with a small jazz ensemble at school events and in other entertainment venues.  She has also served recently at the Yellow Ribbon dinner for veterans at Our Saviors Lutheran Church.
After high school, Nicole plans to attend college at St. Olaf, University of Minnesota or University of Washington—Seattle.  She plans to pursue a career in nursing.