The Kiwanis Club of Ashland recognized Leland "Lee" Owens-Oas as its September 2010 Student of the Month. Leland is the son of Lyn Owens and David Oas.

The Kiwanis Club of Ashland recognized Leland "Lee" Owens-Oas as its September 2010 Student of the Month. Leland is the son of Lyn Owens and David Oas.

Lee has taken various advanced-placement courses during his high school career, including U.S. history, government, environmental science, human geography, literature and calculus. He has received honors for geometry, advanced algebra 2 and pre-calculus. Lee also received awards for National Merit Scholarship and the Math Honor Society. He also received an AP Scholarship designation, and he was on the Academic Challenge Team. Lee has maintained a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average.

Lee has been a member of the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), the math team, the Interact Service Club, the jazz club, the bowling team, and he is a bass player for the rock bank "Turpentine." Lee also volunteers at a food bank, and he has been an active participant on the annual Relay for Life teams.

He has taken on various leadership roles, including Fresh Start counselor for incoming freshmen, co-president of Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), secretary of the Interact Service Club and co-president of the SADD Club.

Lee loves his music, and he has taken private guitar lessons for six years.

Lee has applied to Pomona College to begin his undergraduate work. He is undecided about his possible career choice at this time.

A senior student from Ashland High School is honored each month during the school year. Each Student of the Month receives an award certificate and a $100 savings bond. During the month of May, 2011 two of the nine monthly winners for the current school year will be further honored with the "Tommy Laird Kiwanis Scholarship," a $1,000 college scholarship.