Ridgway High School’s Jacob Anderson is Santa Rosa City Schools high school student of the month for January.

Anderson has earned a 3.7 grade point average since starting his studies at Ridgway and is lauded by staff there as a hard worker and responsible student who has taken on extra classes that keep him on campus until 5:30 p.m. every day. As a result of his diligence, Anderson is on pace to graduate early and should receive his diploma this spring.

He works in the school snack bar and serves as coordinator for the campus recycling program.

In addition, Anderson is active in Yurok Tribe of California activities and regularly sings and dances with Native American performing youth groups. He spent last summer in Montana and South Dakota singing and dancing at tribal gatherings.

Anderson is considering a career in the culinary arts.