Chagrin Falls High School Chagrin Valley Rotary Student of the Month

Ai Holtz

Chagrin Falls High School (CFHS) senior Ali Holtz has been selected as the September Chagrin Valley Rotary Student of the Month. Holtz was chosen based on her leadership and service qualities she has displayed in the community.


During her academic career, Holtz placed seventh in the National Lincoln Douglas Debate and fifth place in speaker points, was an AP Scholar with Distinction for the 2020-21 school year, earned an AP Capstone Diploma, was a National Merit Semifinalist and was on the Chagrin Falls High Honor Roll from 2018-2021. Additionally, she placed first in the District 6630 Rotary 4-Way Speech Competition and is a Cleveland Technical Societies Council Honor Junior.

Holtz has been a member of the Speech and Debate team for four years and participated in the Lincoln Douglas debate. She has also been a Link Leader during her junior and senior years of high school and played Chagrin Falls High School lacrosse her freshman and sophomore years. She has played on the golf team for four years and has been a varsity letterman for three years and a varsity co-captain of the team.

Outside of school, Holtz keeps busy with playing the piano, which she has been practicing since the age of five. She also plays ice hockey and has played since age six, even participating in the first delegation to the International Children’s Games for Girl’s Ice Hockey where she was a bronze winner. She not only is athletic but is community-focused as she founded a mentorship community project called Debate Exchange. When she is not involved in sports or community projects, she is a neighborhood babysitter.

Throughout her time in the classroom, Holtz took several accelerated classes including AP World History, AP Calculus AB & BC, AP Physics 1 & 2, AP Seminar & Research, AP Government, College Level Analytic Geometry and Calculus III, AP Computer Science A, Honors Advanced Data Structure, AP Computer Science Principles, APES, AP Chemistry, AP Economics, AP Statistics, and Honors Spanish 3.

After graduating, Holtz plans to study at a four-year university in the fall, currently undecided in her major.

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