Ms. Cassie Mladek, daughter of Rex and Heather Slaughter, and Jason and Natasha Mladek, was named West Lafayette Rotary Student of the Month for March.

Cassie, a Ridgewood junior, is a member of the Ridgewood volleyball team and Junior Olympic volleyball team. Her clubs include Foreign Language club, S.T.A.T.S. (students taking action through service), student council, art, and the yearbook staff.

Cassie served as the sophomore class president, was inducted into the National Honor Society this past fall, and is currently a member of the Coshocton County Youth Leadership for the 2016-2017 school year.

Community activities include Relay for Life, assisting the recent Rotary blood screening, and helping build the butterfly garden at Salt Fork Lodge.

When asked who contributed the most to her self-development, she named her mother, Heather Carnes Slaughter, who is so supportive of her many activities.

The experience giving her the greatest satisfaction occurred while being a member of the traveling volleyball team. She wrote, "We were not the most talented team but we finished 5th in the region. This taught me that teamwork can take you far."