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Williston City Council honored the March Students of the Month at its last meeting. Students were given commemorative certificates and free pizza coupons, courtesy of King Munchie’s.
Honored from Joyce Bullock Elementary was Sarah Dykstra, a second grade student, who is the daughter of Duane and Tina Dykstra.
Sarah was nominated by Mrs. Osteen, her teacher who made the following comment:
“Sarah is a remarkable young lady. She always puts forth great effort on all of her work in the classroom. Sarah is a positive role model for others. She is very kind and always willing to help other students when needed. She is very dependable and responsible. Sarah is also quite active outside of the classroom with taking dance and piano lessons. She is also a former Little Miss Williston as well as several other “Queen” titles. Sarah is truly a pleasure to have in the classroom. She is well deserving of this award.”
Carlie Vining was chosen from Williston Elementary School. The fifth grader is the daughter of Carl and Joelene Vining.
Carlie was nominated by Mrs. DuBois, her teacher who made the following comments:
“Carlie Vining is a Safety Patrol at WES. As part of her duties, she works with another Safety Patrol to deliver notes after lunch and at the end of the day. These notes are important as they notify students how they are to go home at the end of the day. There are times when Carlie would rather not do notes at the end of the day - Fridays, party days, special activity days. One time she went to ask her partner-in-notes if she could find someone to take Carlie's place. The partner replied that she wasn't going to do notes that day. Carlie said, "Okay," found a replacement, and delivered notes. She understands responsibility. Her planner is always filled out and signed, her newsletter always signed and returned, her homework always completed on time. And whenever I or someone else needs help, Carlie is ready and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. No complaining, no excuses, just performance. That's a good citizen.”
Middle School student, Rachel Backmann-Lefkowitz, a sixth grader was selected by the sixth grade team.
She is the daughter of Marianne Backman.
“The sixth grade teachers at WMS have selected Rachel Backmann-Lefkowitz, for student of the month who is outstanding in many areas. Not only is she a straight “A” student in all her academic and exploratory classes but she has a super positive attitude that radiates enthusiasm in all her classes. She is a model citizen that is kind to others and fun to be around. She was invited to be a member of Jr. Beta Club; she played on the WMS Volleyball team, and is a member of FFA. She is a model example of excellence at WMS.”
Quincy Cason, son of Jimmy and Trina Cason, was chosen for Williston High School.
John Lott, the principal, nominated the 10th grader with this statement, “He is 15 years of age and a 10th grader who maintains a perfect 4.0 gpa. He is motivated, diligent, active, enthusiastic and caring young man. And did I mention very competitive? Quincy maintains a rigorous schedule while also being very involved in FFA and band. He recently competed at Districts in FFA and he along with his team members have qualified for State in Parliamentary Procedure and Farm Business Mgt. He is also an active member of Morriston First Baptist Church. He is a joy to have in class and is always ready and prepared. His background knowledge and experience is amazing and all of his teachers truly enjoy having him as one of their students.”