At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat presented the April Student of the Month awards to young people from the city's four public schools.
Ryan M. Kline, first grade, Joyce Bullock Elementary, son of Michael and Diane Kline. He was nominated by Mrs. Milton and Mrs. Griffith, who made the following comments.
"Ryan Kline is an 'all around' excellent student! He has been a positive role model for his peers all year long. He is very aware of his behavior and following classroom rules. His peers look to him as a positive influence in our classroom. Ryan's outstanding behavior has led him to the top of the class academically. He is reading approximately 130 words per minute!
"His classmates are very supportive and excited about his reading achievements. Ryan is also very creative. He loves to build and create things. His creativity shows through in the stories he writes and illustrates. All of Ryan's classmates look forward to reading his stories! Ryan has such a positive impact on all of his classmates and teachers, we are very proud to be Ryan's teachers!"
Karlie Bowling, fifth grade, Williston Elementary School, daughter of Anthony and Dawn Bowling. She was nominated by Mrs. Rivers, who made the following comments.
"Karlie loves her 'whole family dearly.' She likes to play sports. Karlie says she has lots of 'great friends.' She absolutely loves animals and has one gecko, a chinchilla, a dog, cat and fish. When she grows up, Karlie wants to be a teacher or a veterinarian.
"This amazing young person is a natural leader and an excellent student. In addition, she truly exhibits the qualities and personality traits of a good citizen. I know Karlie will be proud but humble to learn she has been selected as your April Student of the Month."
Morgan Sapp, sixth grade, Williston Middle School, daughter of Scott and Shelly Sapp. She was nominated by Carmen Ward, her teacher, who made the following comments:
"Morgan is an excellent student and she rises above an extensive list of other excellent students because of her consistent determination to do her best and kind helpful spirit toward others. She is both a straight "A" student and an exemplary citizen at our school."
Stephanie Cuello, 11th grade, Williston High School, daughter of Patricia Cuello. She was nominated by Michael DeLucas, the principal who made the following comments:
"Stephanie Cuello has many characteristics that make her an outstanding recipient of Student of the Month. Stephanie is intelligent and hardworking. She maintains a 3.94 GPA while very active in FFA, cheerleading and the junior class. We are very proud of Stephanie's many accomplishments and consider her an asset to Williston High School."