John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its May 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 Kiley Cristman, Ricky McBride, and Dylan Sandow.
An excellent student, Kiley has an outstanding work ethic. She always conducts herself in a respectful and humble manner, and she maintains her status as an honor roll student. Kiley is a member of the basketball team, the band, and MATHCOUNTS. She plays town softball and basketball and includes all sports as her hobby.
Ricky is a hardworking student who is consistent with the completion of his academic tasks. Well mannered, he is always prepared to do his best and to help others. Ricky is a member of the band, Minecraft, and the Ping Pong Club. He helps his mom and dad with various chores and includes playing video games reading, playing with his dog and hanging out with friends among his outside interests.
Dylan is a conscientious student and polite young lady who sets high standards for herself and daily strives to exceed her goals. She is an honor roll student, a member of Con Brio, the orchestra, the Newspaper Club, and the morning announcers. Away from school, she takes dance lessons, rides her bike, collects books, plays her violin, and listens to music – particularly old time hits.
Seventh grade students of the month are Kaley Benson, Michael Gurzenda, Evelyn Micacci, and Victoria Sousa.
Kaley is an honor roll student and a member of the band and the Ski/Snowboard Club. She volunteers at a dance studio, and she enjoys swimming, playing basketball, doing gymnastics, and getting together with her friends.
Michael is an honor roll student, and a conscientious young man who demonstrates leadership qualities. Honesty and great emotional control are two attributes that can be attributed to his student of the month selection.
Evelyn is a hardworking, dedicated young lady who has worked diligently to master new concepts and challenges presented by her seventh grade curriculum. She is an honor roll student and a member of the Drama Club, the Newspaper Club, the orchestra, Select Strings, and the swing choir. Evelyn’s hobbies are singing, dancing, and acting.
Victoria is the seventh grade Unified Arts student of the month. She is an honor roll student, always has a smile and warm welcome as she enters the classroom. She is very knowledgeable and confident when working on a project in computer class. Always willing to learn, Victoria assists with new technology activities and allows her teachers to see from her vantage point as a student, how various programs interact.
Eighth grade students of the month are Michaela Blumetti, Nicole Hatheway, James Olender, Elijah Rodriguez, and Jianella Zegarra.
Michaela is a role model for all. She is a hardworking student who is polite to staff and students. She also puts in extra effort to find success in life. Michaela plays town basketball and softball and enjoys reading.
Nicole is the eighth grade Unified Arts student of the month. Creative and very talented in art, she works hard and thinks outside the box. With her outgoing personality, she brings a level of fun to the classroom. Nicole is a member of the Art Club, Pod Cast, and the yearbook. Her outside interests include music, running, and playing with her dog.
James is a bright and personable student. He consistently challenges himself and works to his highest potential in all academic classes. He is a member of the Environmental Club and the yearbook and a volunteer for the Red Cross. His outside interests include animals and agriculture.
Elijah is the World Language student of the month. He displays a strong work ethic and effort, and he has a genuine interest in the Spanish language and culture. In his work he practices excellent oral expression and pronunciation. Elijah plays soccer for JFK and his town teams. He also enjoys drawing, playing outdoors, and spending time with his friends.
Jianella is cooperative and enthusiastic about school and learning. A conscientious student, she works well with others and is always willing to help those in need. Jianella is on the honor roll and a member of the orchestra. Outside school she likes to read, write, and listen to music.