February 14, 2019- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Kayla Azaroff and Ryan Kruft were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for February. Azaroff and Kruft were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. 

Azaroff is the daughter of Andre and Linda Azaroff of Mount Joy. She holds leadership positions in numerous school programs. She is president of student council, vice president of the Model UN club, and publicist and librarian for the high school chorus program. She has been a participant in the theater program during her years at high school, holding roles in both the spring musical and fall play programs. She has earned the excellence in theatre award from the high school and the Spirit of Theatre Award from the Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards program.

Azaroff is active in the community where she does volunteer work for the Susquehanna Stage Company. She was Elizabethtown Fair Queen runner-up in 2017 and 2018.
February Students of the Month
Azaroff plans to attend college and obtain a degree in political science with a minor in communications. She hopes to join the PEACE Corps and ultimately become a campaign manager.

Kruft is the son of David and Corrie Kruft of Elizabethtown. He is member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Kruft is an accomplished musician. He has been named to the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District Band and the Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association County Band. He is a member of the marching, concert, and jazz bands, as well as the orchestra and concert choir.

In addition to his contributions in music, Kruft is active with the theater department performing in both fall plays and spring musicals. He is a member of Key Club, helps out with Mini-THON, and is co-president of the German Club.

In the community, Kruft is a regular volunteer at the Water Street Rescue Mission. He has also participated in mission work through the Christian Endeavor Service in North Carolina and the Greater Love Church in Washington D.C.

Kruft plans to attend college in an urban setting and study business.