Students of the Month

Each month during the school year the local VFW Post and Auxiliary recognize the Students of the Month.  Those from the public schools were recognized at the November School Board meeting on Monday.  Superintendent Alison Hughes read each student’s nomination statement.  Lee Rodgers represented VFW Post and Auxiliary 7287 by presenting a certificate and gift card to each winner.

From Red River Elementary, MACKYNZIE SMITH was selected.  The nomination was submitted by Shannon Arnold.

Mackynzie came to second grade struggling in reading and math. She may have been a little behind her peers, but she has persevered!  She is now reading and keeping up with her Zearn lessons, completing 4 per week.  Mackynzie works hard with me at the teacher table each day. She even tries to come to the table when it’s not her turn. Just recently, during indoor recess, she logged into Zearn to work instead of watching a video.  She is an awesome example of hard work and determination.

The student from Red River Academic Academy is CAMERON ARMSTRONG.  He was nominated by Intha Fields.

I knew there was something special about Cameron when, this summer, he was able to watch his 4 younger brothers so mom could meet with me about his coming to the Academy.  The special qualities that make Cameron awesome did not change once school started. He is one of the kindest young men I’ve had the opportunity to teach. He not only is there to help me with any and everything, but he’s also the first to offer a helping hand to any of his classmates. During these first couple of months of school, I have witnessed Cameron take a small moment to enjoy the success he has had in his work, then turn around and set a new, higher goal for himself.  He is the first to turn away from a conflict of any kind and even encourages his classmates to do the same.  The example Cameron sets everyday inspires me to be a better person.

From Red River Junior High, SADIE HAMMOND was selected.  Her nomination came from Dustie Jo Gibson.

Sadie is an absolute joy to have in the classroom. She is attentive and engaged in every lesson. Her motivation to succeed is seen in everything that she does. Whether it is classroom discussion or daily work, she puts out her best effort to ensure that she stands out. Sadie can also be found helping others at her table to stay on task and stay focused. There is no doubt that Sadie will continue to show academic excellence throughout the remainder of the school year and the rest of her years in school.

And from Red River High, the Student of the Month is ELI HARPER.  He was nominated by Debbie Guidry.

Eli Harper is indeed a worthy and deserving recipient for student of the month.  An intelligent young man, Eli exemplifies the student who always puts his best foot forward. He is an articulate self-starter who does not settle for anything less than perfection. His tough schedule includes numerous Advanced Placement courses which require great discipline, planning and hard work in order to maintain his flawless GPA and active extracurricular endeavors. His future looks bright and full of success.

Anyone wishing more information on the VFW Student of the Month program may call the post at 318-932-6557.


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