WEEK OF MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
Reese is a 5th grader at West Salem Elementary. She plays basketball, volleyball, and soccer. She’s in her first year of Club ball and they just earned their third 1st place finish of the season. She does great in school and has recently been acknowledged by 2 teachers and the guidance counselor for standing up for a fellow student who was getting bullied.
Below is an excerpt from the email we received from her teacher:
I am so happy to share some things that I have noticed from Reese in school. Reese has been exceptionally responsible during class and with her homework. The main reason that I am emailing you today is because of a situation in the 5th grade that Reese handled with incredible maturity, support, and compassion. One of the girls in fifth grade has been getting picked on daily, making school a negative environment for her. Along with several other students, Reese has been openly standing up against these bullies. This act of standing up for a peer has been noticed by other fifth grade teachers, special education staff, support staff, and our administration. As a fifth grader standing up to your peers is not the easiest thing to do, but some students can do this with ease. By standing up for what she believes in, Reese shows incredible maturity and leadership! It makes me proud to have such mature, compassionate, and strong leaders in my class and I'm excited to see them carry these qualities as they go on to middle school.
WEEK OF MONDAY FEBRUARY 5, 2018
Callahan Ziebell is 15 and a freshman at Sparta High School. Callie is an honor student and made the All-Academic Team for Volleyball in the Mississippi Valley Conference. Callie recently won three high score medals and the high overall trophy for Principles of Finance at DECA Districts. Callie plays for Synergy Volleyball and also plays AAU Basketball. She is leading the Sparta High School girls basketball team with an average of 12.4 points per game and 9.5 rebounds per game. Callie received her first varsity letter and the Mississippi Valley All Conference Sportsmanship Award for Volleyball this last fall.
WEEK OF MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
Abby is a 7th grader at GET Middle School. She spends many hours dancing at Applause and she's been dancing since the age of 2 or 3. Abby is in competition dance, she also plays softball in school, and she's in the school band. Plus, during the summer she plays volleyball. Abby is a hard working kid who likes to succeed.
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
Alyssa is a junior at Houston High School. She plays softball, volleyball, and basketball.
She holds the school record for the most three pointers made in a game and is almost
at her 1,000 career high school points. Alyssa also plays AAU summer/spring basketball
for the Rochester Shock. She coaches summer softball for Summer Rec. She is a very
good leader and role model. Alyssa is in the weight room or gym every morning and
helps with the younger kids anytime they need it. She is also a very good student.
She held a 3.97 GPA last school year and is very active in band, marching band,
7th grade mentoring, and student council.
WEEK OF JUNE 12, 2017
Clara will be a Freshman in the 2017-18 school year at Bangor High School. She was named Female Athlete of the Year for the Middle School Track Team. Clara also plays Volleyball and Basketball, and will be filling her summer with
2 basketball leagues and a volleyball league. Clara is also a 4.0 Student, and is involved with many other groups and organizations.