Congratulations to Joe McInnis who was selected as the September Rotary Student of the month. Joe McInnis is a senior who’s first in his class, has been class president every year since 8th grade, is the president and co-founder of the Greenport High School Historical Society, and is the president and layout designer of the Quill newspaper. He’s won first place in the New York State Science and Engineering Fair, highest honors at the Long Island Science Congress, 2nd place in the Brookhaven National Labs’ essay contest, and was the youngest speaker ever at the New York Histotechnological Society conference in Albany. He works with honey bees and has discovered an AIDS-like virus, Iridovirus-6, that could be causing the death of bees in Colony Collapse Disorder, and is publishing this project in a scientific journal. For work, he has interned at the Southold Historical Society and appraises the historical collection of a private collector in Greenport. He’s volunteered at the East End Seaport Museum, helping to take care of its 700-gallon fish task of local marine life, as well as at the Maritime Festival and Land and Sea gala, and attended the Glory Going Green program in Greenport for six years, and attended 10th grade RYLA. He played lead guitar in the Greenport High School Musical “School of Rock”, and likes to windsurf and mountain bike. Joe is looking at a lot of the Ivy League schools for college with his first choice being Dartmouth. He is also looking at Harvard and Yale as well as any NESCAC, or little ivy, schools including Middlebury, Williams, Colby, Tufts, and Hamilton. Having family in Boston, has prompted him to look at Boston College and Boston University. New York City interests him greatly as well ,so he’ll b applying to NYU and Columbia.