Students of the Month honored

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By Pat Hibbs

Williston Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat presented Student of the Month awards to four youngsters at Tuesday night's council meeting. Each school is represented by one child, nominated by the administration and faculty at the school.

Each plaque contains the text of the nomination letter submitted by the school.

Kami Dawn McCormick, daughter of Lawrence and Kellie McCormick, is a first-grader at Joyce Bullock Elementary School, which she represents as May's student of the month.

Mrs. Hogle, her teacher, says, "Kami loves this community. She is a cheerleader and loves the rodeos. She has overcome a physical adversity in order to cheer for the community of Williston. She is always a positive influence on her peers at school and is a helper to her teachers. She is a bright child who loves to teach others. I know that she will do great things throughout her life."

Williston Elementary School is represented by fifth-grader Ryan Barrett, son of Brian and Suzanne Barrett. He was nominated by teacher Melissa Lewis, who said, "Ryan has been a treasure to have in my fifth-class this year. He is a bright, hard working young man.

"This year he has made awesome strides in his reading fluency and math. He is a leader and sets a great example in his group by always completing his homework, giving his best effort on assignments and helping other students. Ryan displays great manners and responsibility which, with all of his other attributes, will help take him far in life! He has a brother and two sisters in the family. He hopes to be a pyrotechnician when he grows up."

Seventh-grader Kelly Johnson, daughter of Lance and Kathy Johnson, is the student of the month at Williston Middle School.

Teacher Camille Thomson nominated Kelly, saying, "Kelly shows an unqualified devotion to all of her schoolwork. She attends morning and afternoon sessions to ensure that she completes assigned tasks and also to master skills that have been newly introduced. She shows a maturity toward her responsibilities and even prioritizes her work, choosing the most difficult tasks first so that she can get help with them immediately.

"Not only does Kelly take her own work seriously, but she is always willing to help her fellow students. She is cooperative in class, never complains and will go out of her way to be an asset to the classroom."

Williston High School principal Mike Delucas has designated Tiffany Crosby, daughter of Ivanne Holvino, as student of the month.

Delucas said, "Tiffany Crosby is an outstanding recipient of "student of the month." Tiffany maintains a 4.0 GPA while being very active in the marching band and the sophomore class. She is very hardworking. We are very proud of her accomplishments and consider her an asset to Williston High School."

Jennifer Munden, of the law offices of Norm D. Fugate, P.A., was thanked for coordinating the Student of the Month program for the council.