Each month students from all schools in the parish are selected to represent their school as the “Student of the Month.” The program is underwritten by local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary 7287. Students from the public schools were introduced to the school board at the May meeting on Monday.
Students selected were Ava Jones from Red River Elementary, Lillie Harlow from Red River Academic Academy, Arcadious Whitaker from Red River Junior High, and Kenya Smith from Red River High. Each student received a certificate and gift card to Dairy Queen. Post member Jim Brown represented the VFW in making the presentations.
Here are the nomination statements submitted from each school:
Red River Elementary – Ava Jones is a fantastic first grade students. She has outstanding behavior and is extremely sweet to her peers and teachers. She is always kind and helpful. She works hard, participates in class, and completes her work in a timely manner. She is an excellent helper and assists me throughout the day. She exhibits leadership qualities and influences others to achieve their goals and the desired behavior. She is a joy to teach and to have in my class! – Mrs. Korn
Red River Academic Academy – Lillie Harlow was an easy choice for Student of the Month. She is a hard worker and a good friend to her classmates. Lillie doesn’t expect things to always be easy in school. She knows that learning can only be done by working on things that we don’t already know. Even when things aren’t easy, Lillie doesn’t give up and works through the struggle. Lillie sets a good example for her classmates by being respectful and kind to everyone, and she doesn’t pick sides. She knows that friends come in all shapes and sizes, and in a classroom we should all befriends. It’s an honor to be her teacher and her friend. – Sherry Pickett
Red River Junior High – Arcadious Whitaker has been chosen for Student of the Month because he is very polite, dependable, and honest. Even during the recent tragedies of losing his father, uncle and grandmother within a two-week span, he did not let his character waiver. He remained positive and dedicated to completing his assignments in the classroom. He is a remarkable young man. He sets a positive example daily for his fellow classmates. All of his teachers adore him and we appreciate having him on campus daily. – Mrs. McDonald
Red River High – Kenya Smith is a junior at RRHS. She is polite, well-mannered and an all-around great student. She is very focused on her grades but doesn’t mind helping her peers achieve their potential, as well. Kenya is involved in several extracurricular activities, but JROTC is her favorite. In that organization, she exhibits exceptional leadership skills and teamwork. I see a promising future for Kenya. – Ms. Hopper
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