The Medina Teachers Association, Medina Central School, and the Medina Business Association are proud to announce the May selections for Students of the Month. This award is a joint effort between the three organizations to recognize students who go above and beyond to help teachers and fellow students succeed and enjoy school.
Creekside Floral has graciously sponsored the award for April. This month students are being honored with this article, a Certificate of Achievement from the Medina Teachers' Association presented by President Joseph Byrne and Medina CSD Superintendent, Mark Kruzynski, presented a special pen and pencil. In addition, Creekside Floral presented each student with cookies.
In the photo from left to right: Mary Lewis owner of Creekside Floral, Keara Fearby, Connor Lovewell, MTA President Joe Byrne, MCSD Superintendent Mark Kruzynski
Nominated by Mollie Mark of Oak Orchard was third grader Connor Lovewell. Mrs. Mark shared that "Connor is one of the kindest, politest, and hardest working students I have met in my 15 years teaching. I challenged my students to learn their 0-12x's multiplication facts by the end of the year and Connor was the first one in the class to master them all. He is now helping his classmates to help them reach this goal. He has the grit and determination to succeed and demonstrates this in every subject area. He is always a good friend and role model to his peers and he is well liked because he has such a kind heart. "
From Wise Middle School Deb Weber and Sue Burroughs nominated a fifth grade student, Keara Fearby. When they indicated their reasons for nominating Keara, they shared that "Keara is a top student who is always prepared. She recently competed for our room in both the Spelling Bee and the Multiplication Bee. Outside of school, Keara gives back to her community by reading to children at Golisano's Children Hospital every other Saturday."
From the High School, Parker Wilson, a sophomore, was nominated by Karen Jones. Mrs. Jones reports that "Parker is someone who puts his all in everything he does. His work is exceptional; moreover, he is very thoughtful in his response to deeper level questions, considering every side fairly. This is extremely unusual, well, even in adults, let alone teenagers, who often dismiss the other side's position as unworthy of their consideration. He is also compassionate to his peers, offering a lending hand and explaining things in a way they would understand, especially in a group work setting. He is always like this, no matter if he selects his own group or when one is assigned. He is in a class that is heterogeneously grouped with children of varying abilities and strengths so this is no small thing. Also, he is moral without thinking anything of it-such as when he found money on the floor one day recently. His automatic response was to bring the folded cash to me, instantly, and say I think someone lost this. (Someone had. Thank you, Parker, for the lunch money back!). He never even asked the to-be-expected follow up…"So, if no one claims it, can I have it?" I don't think it even occurred to him to ask such a thing."
Congratulations to this month's winners! The Medina CSD, MTA and the MBA will continue the student of the month program next school year. Be on the lookout for the next honorees beginning in September. Look for posters in the windows of Medina businesses identifying them as proud supporters of this program. Who will be the next outstanding Medina student to be honored?