Chagrin Falls High School (CFHS) senior Ember Zelch has been selected as the January Chagrin Valley Rotary Student of the Month. Ember was chosen based on leadership and service qualities displayed in the community.
At CFHS, Ember earned a variety of awards and recognitions including the 2023 Scholastic Art Writing Silver Key Award. Ember also was a keynote speaker for Trans in CLE and recognized at an Equality Ohio Allies and Advocates event. Ember was invited to A Night When Hope and History Rhyme at the White House.
Ember is a member of the Dungeons and Dragons club and plays softball. Extracurricular activities include photography, jewelry and metal smithing, creative writing, criminal justice, and volunteering with the Intermediate and Middle School Drama Club and Tiger Perk Cafe.
Outside of school, Ember is involved in LGBTQT Advocacy through Equality Ohio, Geauga SOGI Support Network, is a therapy dog handler, Planned Parenthood peer educator, and a member of East Shore UU Church.
While at CFHS, Ember took the following accelerated classes: AP Psychology, AP Stats, CCP English and CCP World History. Ember plans to major in criminology and psychology.