Crookston Rotary Club began their Student of the Month awards for the 2020-21 school year by honoring both September and October students. September’s Student of the Month was Victoria Proulx and October’s is Emily Funk. Both Proulx and Funk provided the club with background on themselves and what they’re involved in.

VICTORIA PROULX (Rotary Student of the Month for September)

Victoria Proulx is the Crookston Rotary Student of the Month for September.  She is the daughter of Brian and Shea Proulx and has

a younger brother named Chase who is a freshman at Crookston High School. 
Proulx is on the Pirate girl’s swim team, speech team, plays violin in the orchestra, and is in the choir.  Proulx has been in numerous One-Act and Three-Act plays and many productions outside of the high school. She is the Crookston High School Student Council President and a Leo Club member.

“I have helped out and participated in many activities at my church. I have been an alter serve at Cathedral since I was in elementary school, I am a cantor at the Lifeteen masses, and I have been to the Stuebenville Youth Conference with my youth group. Stuebenville is a nationwide conference that takes place during the summer. I have been to one in Kenosha, Wisconsin and Rochester, Minnesota. The conference is 3 days long and filled with many musical artists and keynote speakers. This conference has really tested my faith and allowed me to make great friendships. During the summer I also volunteer at the Public Library helping put on the summer reading program,” said Proulx. “Usually, if I’m not at school or doing some sort of extracurricular you can find me at Hugo’s where I work part-time as a cashier. I’ve also recently started to live up to my name as I was crowned Miss Crookston 2020 in August. So far I have made many fun appearances, my favorite being the Celebrate the Young Child Event where I did a Disney sing along with the kids.”

Proulx plans to attend college at either Minnesota State University in Moorhead or the University of Iowa and major in Speech and Language Hearing Science and a minor in Theatre. After she completes her degree, she plans to go to grad school to become a certified Speech Pathologist. 


EMILY FUNK (Rotary Student of the Month for October)

Emily Funk’s parents are Curtis and Kristin Funk.  She has three siblings: Anna, Mackenzie, and Grant. I would like to thank the

Rotary members for selecting me as the Student of the Month for the month of October.

Funk participates in volleyball, figure skating, band, choir, Builders Club, Prom Committee, and Leo Club. This year she is the Co-Vice President of the Leo Club.
Funk has been on the A-Honor Roll since 7th grade and voted the Junior Snofest Princess and Homecoming Queen.

Funk is also an active member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. This past August she received the Sacrament of Confirmation and she has served as an altar server since 5th grade. Funk also volunteers at many church events including the Fall Festival and numerous Fish Fries.

“I also would like to recognize the community of Crookston, which has provided me with many different opportunities to grow and learn as an individual,” said Funk. “Everything from playing T-ball when I was 5, being in Safety Town and going back as a volunteer, to participating in Miss Crookston, working my first job as a daycare assistant, getting to coach figure skating and opportunities like these have made me realize what a supportive community Crookston is.”

Funk plans to attend the University of North Dakota for Occupational Therapy.