Students of the Month honored

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By Pat Hibbs

At the March 3 City Council meeting, Council President Debra Jones, substituting for Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat, recognized a student from each Williston school as the student of the month for March 2009.

Miranda Milton, a second grader at Joyce Bullock Elementary School, is the daughter of Charles and Kim Milton.

She was nominated by Laura Hunt, her teacher, who made the following comment: “Miranda is a bright young lady who enjoys learning and always strives to do her best.

“She is an honor roll student and gets along well with all her classmates. She consistently exemplifies the ABCs of Joyce Bullock: Act Safely, Be Responsible and Caring Sharing. She is a joy to teach.”

Kanyon Arban, son of Charles and Sherry Williams, is in the fifth grade at Williston Elementary School.

His teacher Bruce Higgins, who nominated him, said, “Kanyon Arban is the third member of his family to lead WES in the recycling of aluminum cans for the WES Student Council recycling program. For the past eight years Dakota Kolton and Kanyon have recycled tens of thousands of cans. In addition, whenever the school has a fundraiser, Kanyon is always at the top of the list for the amount raised.

“Kanyon consistently brings in the most food cans collected for Thanksgiving and Christmas the most can tabs collected for the Ronald McDonald House or most aluminum cans recycled. Kanyon has gone above and beyond in his service to Williston Elementary School. He is a positive role model and exemplary citizen.”

The seventh grade teacher team at Williston Middle School has nominated Morgan Sapp, daughter of Scott and Shelly Sapp, as that school’s student of the month.

They said that “Morgan is a hard worker who strives to do her best in all that she does. She takes her responsibilities seriously. Three teachers from the team nominated her and each expressed that she does over and above what is asked of her. She is a repeat winner She was recognized last year as a sixth grader.”

Brian Powers Jr., a tenth grader at Williston High School, is the son of Latasha James.

He was nominated by John Lott, his principal, who made the following comments: “Brian Powers Jr. is very respectful and courteous to both peers and staff. He volunteered at the beginning of the school year to be a helper to a young man who is in a wheelchair and he has shown so much compassion and kindness to him.

“Brian has also been a Buddy Reading Tutor at Joyce Bullock Elementary for the last two years. Brian is and continues to be a great example to other students. He is by all standards a wonderful role model for everyone.”

Each student receives a personalized certificate of achievement and a coupon for a pizza donated by King Munchie’s Pizza.