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Tyler Ellis is Ceres Rotarians’ first honored 'Student of the Month'
Tyler Ellis
Central Valley High School senior Tyler Ellis holds a plaque honoring him as the Rotary Club’s “Student of the Month.” Left to right are Art and Technology teacher Kari Copley, parents Paul and Shawanda Ellis, Tyler, CVHS Principal Carol Lubinsky, and Rotarian and Ceres Unified School District Supt. Dr. Scott Siegel.

The Rotary Club of Ceres officially kicked off its “Student of the Month” program on Friday when it honored Central Valley High School senior Tyler Ellis.

Ceres Rotary will recognize 20 Ceres junior high, senior high, continuation and alternative education students during the 2019-20 school year. Students are selected by their respective site staff and honored during the club’s  Friday lunch meeting at the Ceres Community Center. Each student’s accomplishments are shared and the honoree receives an engraved plaque. In addition, the club recognizes the student’s mother and father or guardians with a boutique of flowers and a Rotary Student of the Month bumper sticker. 

Ellis was chosen as a strong and committed student in all areas, but truly shines in robotics and advanced video production. Tyler has been a member of the Vex Robotics club – which focuses on building robots to fit the needs of a specific task – since he was a freshman. Tyler has enjoyed the success in building the robots from the ground up and completing the necessary coding to accomplish set goals.

Tyler also has found success s in video production where, with team members, he does editing, camera and lighting for the weekly video bulletin shown on campus. His video production skills were tapped to videotape and edit the principal’s weekly VLOG shown to students.

 “Working with Tyler on this project is like working with a professional,” said Central Valley High School Principal Carol Lubinsky. He is very customer satisfaction oriented. All I have to do is speak into the microphone and the students, led by Tyler, will take care of the rest.  I’m ensuring that the weekly student VLOG is of top quality.  Tyler’s creativity and strong editing eye helps make these video projects something that CV students look forward to seeing every week.”

After graduation Ellis wants to attend Sacramento State to pursue a degree in film editing and move to Los Angeles to spark a career in video production. He also hopes to travel the world.

School officials say they have no doubt that Tyler will continue working hard to meet his goals and work through difficult times with determination, positivity and hard work.

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. The Rotary Club of Ceres meets at noon on Friday at the Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth Street, Ceres, CA.  For more information visit