The Beloit Rotary Club has recognized Brianna Laursen and Melanie Pulkowski as Rotary Students of the Week for F.J. Turner High School.
Brianna Laursen is the daughter of Dan and Mia Laursen.
Brianna has been on the high honor roll for all four years of high school and has taken AP United States history, AP government and politics, AP calculus AB, AP English, and AP biology.
Brianna has been a member in Club PAC for two years and is currently the secretary, which provides many opportunities to be active in the school community. She is also an active member in National Honor Society, Overdrive, student council and Here Comes Treble.
Brianna has been the stage manager for the productions put on by Turner High Drama for all four years of high school. She also played basketball for two years.
Brianna is currently employed at Rue21 in the Janesville mall. Brianna will be attending the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) next year and is considering majoring in psychology.
Melanie Pulkowski is the daughter of Frieda and Ken Pulkowski.
Melanie has been on high honor roll throughout all of her four years of high school. She has taken AP calculus, AP government, AP statistics, and AP biology. She has been on the Turner dance team for three years. Melanie was in Environmental Club, GSA and prom committee.
Melanie is on a competition dance team outside of school, for which she has been the captain for two years. She has been on the team for 13 years, including all four years of high school. The team regularly volunteers within the community as well, such as collecting presents during Christmas time for those in need and performing in Rockton and Beloit's parades. In September, Melanie was selected to be a dancer in a commercial where she worked alongside 14 other girls.
Melanie has worked at Woodman's Food Market for two years, and is now employed at Willowick Assisted Living.
Melanie is attending the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater next year to major in biology. She then plans to move on to a degree in pathology or to become a physician's assistant.