John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its March 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 Noah Barbour, Allison Carr, Jenna Lucian, and Isabella Rivera.
A pleasure to have in the classroom, Noah is a hard worker who is always focused on his academic tasks. His positive attitude aids him in doing his very best. He is a member of the band, the yearbook and Minecraft. Noah is a Boy Scout, and for relaxation he reads and plays video games.
Allison is an honor roll student whose consistent dedication to her school work is to be commended. With her excellent work ethic, she always gives her best to all that she does. A member of the JFK volleyball team, Allison also plays town volleyball, basketball, and travel softball. She volunteers through Giving Back Girls.
Jenna is a conscientious, polite, young lady. She is always prepared for class, has a positive attitude, and is extremely consistent in her academic pursuits. Jenna plays softball for the Connecticut Hurricanes and spends her free time practicing for her sport. She also volunteers at a soup kitchen and a nursing home.
Isabella is the sixth grade Unified Arts student of the month. Always positive, she is forever smiling, upbeat, and courteous to others. Isabella is a role model in being prepared for her physical education class, where she participates with great enthusiasm. She is a member of the band, the Homework Club, and the Ski/Snowboard Club. Isabella plays travel softball and basketball and collects food for the food pantry. Her outside interests, besides sports, are volunteering in art and cloud activities.
Seventh grade students of the month are Caelen Cain, John McLaughlin, Emily Nivison, Stefania Votino, and Nicole Wang.
Caelen is a conscientious and motivated student. He is a mature young man, also polite and reliable. Caelen is an honor roll student and a member of the Bowling Club. He plays town football and attends an annual tennis camp in New London each summer.
John is a bright, courteous, and responsible young man. He demonstrates a level of maturity that surpasses many of his peers, and he carries himself with a positive disposition. He is an honor roll student, a member of the National Junior Honor Society, the Red Cross Club, the band, Peer Advocates, MATHCOUNTS, and Unified Sports. John plays town baseball and volunteers at his church. He is also an avid hockey player and an asset to other students on his team.
Emily is the seventh grade Unified Arts student of the month. She goes above and beyond in all her work and always does her best. Polite, kind, and helpful, she is a hard worker and a model student in every way. Emily is a member of the Builders Club, the Color Guard, the orchestra, and Select Strings. She is an honor roll student and volunteers at her church and Bread for Life. She includes dancing, singing, and drawing among her outside interests.
Stefania, the World Language student of the month, is a positive contributor to her class activities. She is always prepared with her homework and materials, and she asks appropriate, relevant questions. Respectful and mature, Stefania stays on topic and frequently contributes interesting and pertinent information to class discussions. She is an honor roll student, a member of the National Junior Honor Society, the Newspaper Club, school newspaper, and the Red Cross Club. Stefania volunteers for her church’s music ministry, and she enjoys singing, reading, writing, and video games.
Nicole is an extremely conscientious student who does excellent work in all her classes. She enjoys being with her friends and is a pleasant addition to her team. She is an honor roll student, a member of the band, the stage band, the woodwinds, and MATHCOUNTS. Nicole is also active in gymnastics.
Eighth grade students of the month are Emma Higley, Caitlyn Kesilewski, and Erin Robinson.
Emma is an excellent student on her team. She works very hard in all her classes, and she always carries a positive demeanor with her peers. She is an honor roll student, a member of the Color Guard, the Ski/Snowboard, and the orchestra. Emma also works as Color Guard for the surround sound.
Caitlyn (not pictured) is a hardworking and conscientious student who actively participates in her classes where she always puts forth her best effort. She is a member of the basketball team, the National Junior Honor Society, and the band. Caitlyn also plays travel basketball, volunteers at a third grade basketball clinic, and enjoys participating in all sports.
Pleasant and respectful, Erin works well as a leader in collaborative groups. She is an honor roll student and a member of the chorus and swing choir, she is a conscientious and inquisitive student. Erin plays volleyball, volunteers for a firehouse food drive, and likes to go to movies and hang out with her friends.