John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its November students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities.
Sixth grade students of the month are Dante D’Amore, Trevor Francis, Maliah Ryan, and Madeleine Silano.
Dante, a conscientious student who takes pride in his work, has the ability to self-advocate in a respectful and mature fashion. He plays travel baseball, helps neighbors with yard work and shoveling, and serves as an altar boy for his church. Outside school, he likes to read, play sports, and ride his long board.
Trevor is a good citizen within the JFK community. He has an aptitude for all subjects, and he works hard and responsibly for academic achievement. A member of the Stock Market Club, he plays town soccer and enjoys reading. Trevor is very interested in animals, especially dogs.
Maliah, the sixth grade Unified Arts student of the month, is a hardworking and dedicated student who often tries new activities and explores unfamiliar ideas. A talented young artist, she is always looking for ways to improve her work. Maliah is also a member of orchestra, the JFK Computer Coding Club, town soccer, softball and basketball. In her free time, she also plays the guitar.
Madeleine is a conscientious and responsible young lady. She always aims to please and goes above and beyond in all her academic classes. She is a member of the band, the JFK soccer team, and the Southington Soccer Club. Maddie also enjoys running.
Seventh grade students of the month are Olivia Calandra, Maxwell Chubet, Kelsey Henderson, Troy Kieras and Samuel Terry.
Olivia (not in photo) is the seventh grade Unified Arts student of the month. With an appealing personality, she is a friendly, concerned, helpful, dependable, and enjoyable young lady. Always ready for a challenge and knowledgeable in many aspects of technology, she will go to the aid of a student who is struggling with an activity or project. Olivia is a member of the Bowling Club, the Colorguard, the Fishing Club and the Computer Club. She plays town basketball and volunteers for the Falcons Club blood drive.
Maxwell is a bright, friendly, and curious young man who consistently demonstrates a high level of maturity. He is a pleasure to work with and studies diligently in order to do well in all his classes. Maxwell, an honor roll student, is a member of the cross country team, the Ski/Snowboard Club and MATHCOUNTS. He plays for the town’s Little League and volunteers for STEPS.
Kelsey is a conscientious, hardworking, and reliable student. She has a pleasant attitude and is well-respected by her teachers. She is an honor roll student and a member of Best Buddies, the Builders Club, Peer Advocates, the softball team, and the yearbook staff. Kelsey plays town softball and basketball, volunteers for Giving Back Girls, and enjoys the company of friends and her visits to Lake Compounce.
Troy is an enthusiastic learner who always performs at his highest level. He enjoys helping around the classroom and explaining academic concepts to his peers. He is an honor roll student, a member of the National Junior Honor Society and the Ping Pong Club. He plays town football, basketball, and baseball, and enjoys working in the field of art.
Samuel is considerate, polite, and kind. An extremely hardworking and diligent student, he has a great attitude and is faithful in doing his best in all his classes. Sam is a member of the Bowling Club and the Builders Club.
Eighth grade students of the month are Natalie Diaz, Colby Johnson, Jamie Lamson and Marissa Robarge.
Natalie is a strong student who takes initiative in the classroom, she is cheerful and polite, enthusiastic and conscientious, also an honor roll student. She is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, the Builders Club, the band, the stage band, and the cross country team. Natalie does YMCA gymnastics and she is an altar server at her church.
Colby is a hardworking, conscientious, and friendly student. He works hard in all his classes and regularly assists other students. He is a member of the Bowling Club and is also a Boy Scout.
Jamie is a hardworking, responsible student who is kind to staff and peers. He puts 100 percent effort into all that he does, and is an asset to his team. Jamie is an honor roll student, and a member of the JFK baseball and basketball team. He also plays town football, baseball and basketball. Outside school, he enjoys playing sports with his friends.
Marissa is the eighth grade World Language student of the month. She is a dedicated and studious student who completes all her assignments on time with excellence, in precision and accuracy. With an A+ average, Marissa volunteers daily to answer questions, provide examples, explain Spanish language rules, and provide guidance to partners in class. She is a role model and an honor roll student. She is a member of the Builders Club, the school newspaper, the yearbook, Friends of Rachel, Acts of Kindness, the band, and the stage band. Marissa volunteers at the YMCA and for Giving Back Girls. She also enjoys reading, practicing her clarinet, and spending time with friends.