The Medina Teachers Association and the Medina Business Association are proud to announce the October selections for Students of the Month. This award is a joint effort between the two organizations to recognize students who go above and beyond to help teachers and fellow students succeed and enjoy school.
Della's Chocolates has graciously sponsored the award for October. This month students are being honored with this article and a Certificate of Achievement from the Medina Teachers' Association presented by President Joseph Byrne. In addition, Della's awarded each of this month's winners gift baskets full of chocolate treats.
Nominated by Bridget Schmidt of Oak Orchard was first grader Lauran Obrien. Mrs. Schmidt shared that "Lauran is a student who is consistently prepared every day and stays focused on her tasks. She demonstrates responsibility by making sure she completes all her work. She will continue to see positive growth because she is willing to work as hard as she needs to. Additionally, Lauran is very kind to other students. She is always looking out for other students, like lending a pencil or a crayon when they need it or smiling at someone when they need a friend."
From Wise Middle School Giovanella Pelligra nominated one of his sixth grade students, Aubrey Schoolcraft. When Mrs. Pelligra indicated her reasons for nominating Aubrey, she shared that "Aubrey deserves the honor of student of the month because it is her mission to always be ready to learn, take initiative to solve problems and be willing to help others. Her friendly disposition also serves as a positive in the classroom, helping others to model this attitude as well. She is well liked by her classmates. She always does her best work, displays excellent effort, and always smiles while displaying a positive attitude."
From the High School, Karina Bellan, an eleventh grader, was nominated by Rachael Rutledge. Mrs. Rutledge reports that "Karina consistently puts forth good effort regardless of the complexity of the task and has a positive attitude. She serves as an excellent role model for her peers and is willing to work with everyone. Karina volunteers to work with students who need extra help and comes up with creative ways to teach them. She treats everyone with respect and makes a positive contribution in all situations!"
Congratulations to this month's winners! The MTA and the MBA will continue the student of the month program throughout the school year. Be on the lookout for the next honorees in the coming months. 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?