The students of the month from Red River schools were introduced to the School Board at their meeting Monday night. They are Anyiah Harris from Red River Elementary, Jiron Calhoun from Red River Junior High, and Makiah Richmond from Red River High.
Superintendent Alison Hughes introduced the students and Commander Barry McCoy of Coushatta’s VFW Post presented them with a certificate and gift card to Dairy Queen. Hughes introduced Anyiah Harris, “There are only three words that can sum up Anyiah Harris: brilliant, eager, and relentless. Throughout the year, Anyiah never seems to disappoint her teachers. We noticed she has a passion for learning. She always participates in activities, assists other students and always respects the rules. Her drive and leadership skills are apparent at such a very young age. Anyiah has learned that being a great friend and listener first is the key to success. Her quest for knowledge will take her very far in life.”
Hughes introduced Jieron Calhoun by reading his nomination statement. Hughes said, “Jieron is an 8thgrade student at Red River Junior High School. He is very involved in school and participates in many activities and organizations, such as basketball, football, beta club and explorer’s club. He holds an officer’s position in both beta and explorer’s clubs. Even with all he does outside of the classroom, Jieron is still able to stay focused and always give his best effort. He is dedicated to his studies and always makes sure to put his education first. Being helpful and encouraging to other students in and out of the classroom is always a priority to him. Jieron always has a cheerful attitude and is nothing but respectful and courteous to his teachers. He is truly a joy to teach and his zest for learning is exciting to see.”
The high school student presented by Hughes was Makiah Richmond. Hughes said, “Makiah Richmond has a positive attitude, is thoughtful and is a quiet leader. Makiah is one of those students who is willing to go the extra mile. She is always polite and respectful. Makiah always comes into class with a smile on her face and greets everyone. She goes the extra mile by not asking if there is something she can do, but just stepping in and doing it.”