Each month this school year a “Student of the Month” was selected by Red River Elementary, Red River Junior High and Red River High. The students selected for the last month of school were introduced at the June School Board meeting on Monday night. They are Neriah Lewis, Colton Massey and Ariuna Johnson.
Superintendent Alison Hughes noted the students’ accomplishments and read their nomination statements at the meeting. Neriah Joy Lewis was the only student present and she was presented a certificate and gift card to Dairy Queen.
Hughes read the nomination statement from Lewis’ teacher Edna Webb, “Neriah Joy Lewis is a very bright and intelligent little girl. She is a great leader. She gets along with all her classmates.”
The nominee from the Junior High is Colton Massey. His nomination stated, “Colton’s passion is baseball, and he realized that grades are what allow him to play sports. He was chosen as student of the month because of his perseverance and attitude toward education. Even though he had his struggles, Colton was willing to stick it out, buckle down and make the grades that would keep him on the honor roll.”
And the High School Student of the Month for May is Ariuna Johnson. She will be a junior next year. Her nomination stated, “She’s been on the honor roll for the last two years, maintaining a 3.8 gpa. She excels in the classroom and under the Friday night lights, dancing her heart out as a member of our dance team. She’s a very friendly young lady with a big bright smile. It is very seldom that you see her without a smile. Ariuna has a character and motivation about her that is bound to land her on a successful path.”
The Student of the Month is recognized each month during the school year by the School Board and the Coushatta VFW Post and Auxiliary 7287. Students selected by their schools are presented a certificate and gift card to Dairy Queen. Recently, the VFW and Auxiliary renewed their commitment to sponsor the Student of the Month awards for next school year.