STUDENTS OF THE SEMESTER
Being student of the semester means that a teacher has noticed how hard and diligently a student has worked in class. The teacher nominates a student, and then all the teachers take a vote for the final twelve for the title, two students for each grade. In this article, you will be reading about how some of our selected students feel about their nominations. The twelve include Gerrett Dewey, Emily Frazier, Alison Hunt, Eryka Kindervater, Eve Beuchat, Lily Kaplan, Janelle Bickel, Lydia Sleeman, Daphne Atkins, Arilyn Hicks, Megan Prenatt, and Elizabeth Zuber.
Eryka Kindervater, an eighth grader, is new to our school and she likes it. Her favorite subjects are band, communications, English, and science. She participated in basketball in the fall and is currently playing the trombone in jazz band. Eryka believes that she stands out for her hard work, for being a good student, and because she is new to the school. She is glad to be one of the students of the semester.
Eve Beuchat, a freshman, loves school and learning. She already has the perfect qualities of being a good student. Her favorite subjects are science and math; she is currently in Global Science and Algebra II. Even though she is in volleyball, basketball, softball, and multiple clubs, she keeps her grades up by giving 110% in everything she does. If she did anything less, she would be disappointed in herself.
Lily Kaplan, a freshman, loves going to school, learning new information, and hanging out with friends. Her favorite class is American Cultures II. She is fascinated about learning the history of our country throughout the centuries. As well as being a passionate student, she also managed the cross country team and is currently in Key Club. Lily thinks that she was chosen student of the semester because of how hard she works and how passionate she is about learning.
Lydia Sleeman, a sophomore, enjoys school other than having to wake up so early in the morning. Her favorite classes are English and history; she is currently in 10th grade Honors English and AP US history. She also participates in marching band, jazz band, Key Club, and takes voice lessons. Lydia believes that she was chosen student of the semester because she challenges herself by her efforts and by taking hard classes, as well as being personable with her teachers.
Daphne Atkins, a junior, also loves school. Since she is interested in science, her favorite classes are chemistry and biology. Other than being a good student, she also is in basketball and on the prom committee. Daphne’s work ethic and attitude towards school helped her become student of the semester. She is that rare student who has the same positive outlook in every class.
Arilyn Hicks, a junior, says that her favorite subject is English, but biology runs a close second; she is currently in AP Language and Advanced Biology Theory. Earlier this year she also was on the cross country team. After she graduates she wants to go to college with a dual major in Biology and English. Arilyn stands out to teachers because she gets really passionate about things that interest her.
Elizabeth Zuber’s favorite subjects are biology and band. She is a senior who has spent two years as drum major of the marching band and is currently in jazz band. After high school she plans to attend college to get her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After college, she wants to move far away and get a job as a nurse. She believes she was chosen for student of the semester because of her open mind in class and positive outlook on doing school work.
Congratulations to all the students of the semester! If you see any of them in the halls be sure to congratulate them on their hard work.