The Rice Lake Fortnightly Club recognized Ella Orson as a Senior Girl Honoree on Jan. 10. She is the daughter of Christopher and Nicolle Sabatke Orson and granddaughter of club member Millie Sabatke-Seabold.
Orson maintains a high grade-point average while managing two jobs and preparing for a move to Prague later this month. She was one of several students that attended high school with distance learning in 2020-2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Courses from home allowed her to work ahead in her academics, spend a quarter in Rice Lake’s sister city of Zamberk as a junior and graduate early. She has taken an Advanced Placement course in European history.