WES taps first group for ‘Student of the Month’

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By Lisa Statham Posteraro

Kudos to our first group of students who earned the title, “Student of the Month,” here at Williston Elementary School! “This year we’re recognizing one student per month in each homeroom teacher’s class,” said Marla Hiers, principal. “The teacher can choose which category: citizenship, academics or most improved. We’ve planned to hold this award ceremony the first Friday morning of each month.”

Once again Kathy Brewington, who teaches 5th grade, volunteered to prepare the certificates. Representing the schools PTO, Nancy Robinson and Brewington’s daughter Brenda Harrell put together goody bags and provided refreshments for the honorees following the presentation of the certificates at the 8:00 AM ceremony in the multipurpose room at WES.

Third grade recipients (with their teacher’s name in parentheses) for citizenship included Cam Chancey (Corrie Braley), Gabriel McMullen (Lindsey Dubock), Angelina Cochrane (Linda Glenn) and Ivette Bravo (Tonya Townsend). Most improved was Israel Primous in Beth McLean’s class. For academics, these students were honored: Rhett Munden (Hillary Cribbs), Everett Warren (Mary Guinsler), Josh Forsythe (Tracy Kirby), Juliette Beville (Jennifer Nicholson) and Sam White (Nancy Priest).

Receiving citizenship awards in 4th grade were Savana Castor (Kathy Clemons), Lauren Faircloth (Courtney Edwards), Loumarie Hidalgo (Lita Halchak), Yanikel Bernal (Neige Snider) and Miranda Milton (Joelene Vining). Most improved was Savannah Arms in Beth McLean’s class. For academics, these students were tapped: Madison Hunt (Teri Dixon) and Rodré Parker (Tina Roberts).

Three 5th graders were Students of the Month because of their good citizenship: Tamera Bolton (Kathy Brewington), Lexi Zapata (Carol Glass) and Taylor Hughes (Tess Palmer). In academics these students were named: Patterson Markham (Nancy Bowman), Ross Gauthier (Jeanne DuBois), Emily Ous (Laurie Helgerud) and Keilani Carlisle (Steve Van Zwienen).

 Many of the students’ parents and relatives were on-hand to witness their student’s achievement. A group photo was taken, and it will hang on the “Wall of Honor” in the school’s cafeteria.