The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce honored Katherine Tibbits as December’s student of the month Tuesday. Katherine, who is said to be a motivated student, is a senior at Community Christian High School. She strives for excellence in all she does.

Tibbits is a member of the volleyball team and a cheerleader. Her many honors include the A/B honor roll, national honor roll, President’s Education Award, U.S. Achievement Academy National Mathematics award and many other honors.

Katherine has not chosen a major for college yet, but is currently interested in veterinary medicine.