Justin Badgett is the second-quarter recipient of the King Rotary Club’s 2013 Good Citizen of the Quarter award. The Scholarship Committee of West Stokes High School chose Badgett to receive the award which is based on academic achievements, demonstration of high ethical standards and positive character traits, and service to school and community.
Being a recipient of the award puts Badgett in competition for the King Rotary Club Scholarship, a $1,000 award, renewable for three years to be used at the college or university of his choice. Near the end of the school year, he and the other three recipients of the Good Citizen award will be interviewed by members of the King Rotary Club who will present the $1,000 scholarship to one student and a $200 one-time scholarship to the other three.
In addition to being an honor student and member of the National Honor Society, Badgett is involved in a number of co-curricular activities including the Fellowship of Christian Students, Future Farmers of America, Student Mentor Program, junior varsity baseball, junior varsity and varsity football, and varsity track. He is actively involved in Boy Scouts, serving as a patrol leader and earning the rank of Eagle Scout. He serves as a Christian witness through Jefferson Church of Christ Student Ministries, participating in various mission trips and youth conferences. Additionally, he works part time for Food Lion and Badgett Lawn and Landscape.
The Rotary Club of King, which meets at 7 a.m. each Thursday at Coffee, Tea, and Me in King, is committed to the founding principle of Rotary International, “Service above Self.” Guests are welcome to attend club meetings without prior notice or a formal invitation.