Basler, Ray-Olson Rotary Students of the
March 26, 2012
Auby Basler and Zach Ray-Olson were recognized
as Bonners Ferry Rotary Students of the Month
for March, 2012.
Dave Walter, right, introduces Zach
Ray-Olson and Auby Basler, the Bonners
Ferry Rotary Students of the Month for
Auby, the daughter of Tom and Rita Basler, is
the first person to intern at the Boundary
County Library, working in the children’s
department and later at the front counter.
In addition to her internship at the library,
Auby has worked at for Good Shepherd at the
Sandpoint Farmer’s Market selling lamb.
In high school, she has participated in
decorating for homecoming, has been a member of
the art club, foreign language society, and has
painted murals at the school.
Auby has been a member of the National Honor
Society for three years and has been involved in
Family Career and Community Leaders of America
(FCCLA) for two years.
Asked why she should be selected as Rotary
Student of the Month, she replied, “I am no
better or worse than any other person, but what
sets me apart from many others is the effort I
put into the numerous aspects of my life.
Whether it be school, classroom or work, I put
forth my best efforts to succeed and to help
those around me.”
Auby plans to attend Whitworth College to pursue
a career in international business,
concentrating in marketing or economics.
Zach describes himself as a sports fanatic,
having participated in basketball for three
years, football for two and soccer for one year.
The son of Kelly and Jennifer Ray, Zach is
especially proud of his achievements as a top 10
member in his class and reaching second place at
state in soccer.
He has worked on a farm in North Dakota during
high school and is a member of the National
Honor Society, stating that he is a 4.0 student.
When asked why he should be selected for Bonners
Ferry Rotary Student of the Month, Zach said,
“I’ve been a good student for four years and
I’ve also participated in a lot of
After high school, he will be going into the Air
Force with a career goal of putting in 20 years
before retirement and then getting a second job.
Congratulations to Auby and Zach for being the
Bonners Ferry Rotary Student of the Month for