January Student of the Month
Academic student of the month is a merit based recognition system, which means a student must meet one or more of the proper qualifications as observed and nominated by the faculty to receive the award. Those qualifications include exceptional performance in the classroom and academic realm, willingness to help others academically, leadership in the classroom, and improved academic performance. There is also an option for the teacher to select “other” during the nomination process and include an outside reason for their nomination of the student. All nominations remain anonymous. In the month of January 2018, two students stood out in this aspect: seniors Cameron Barker and Aubrey Prettyman.
Cameron Barker was nominated for four of the five categories provided to teachers. Those included willingness to help others academically, leadership in the classroom and improved academic performance along with an other option of “great attitude!”
One of the teachers who nominated Barker said, “Mr. Barker focuses on academic performance and trying to achieve excellent in every assignment. He also helps his classmates with work and does not expect any acknowledgment. He’s a great student who deserves recognition.”
Barker commented saying, “I feel so honored to have been chosen. Neat.”
Aubrey Prettyman was selected for the female student of the month. Prettyman was selected on four of the criteria: exceptional performance in the classroom and academic realm, willingness to help others academically, leadership in the classroom and improved academic performance.
The nominating teacher labeled Prettyman as being “wonderful academically” and said that she “assists in her peers’ successes as needed.”
“That’s awesome that they think I deserve that title!” Prettyman said. “Everyone that chose me? I choose them as teacher of the month…every month!”
Other nominations include Brady Daniels, Cade Holtzen, Deven Wieland, Garrett Mills, Jay Scollin, Kiefer Tucker, Matt Holloway, Ryan Haight, Sam Bradley and Zac Norton for the males and Andie Masten, Kylee Leach, Chelsea Philgreen, Faith Seuferling, Hannah Gurske, Bailey Sarna, Maddie Svoboda, Missy Meigs, Brooke Talmage, Billie Casebeer and Julianne Finley for the females.