John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its December 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 Grayson Borla, Anabel Cannatteli and Samantha Kania.
Grayson is a hardworking and inquisitive student who takes pride in his work. An honor roll student, he makes a great effort to help others. Grayson is a member of the Builder’s Club, the orchestra, the cross country team and Junior Next Steps. He plays town soccer and volunteers for Sloper Strong Smiles. In his free time he likes to read, ride his bicycle and ripstick.
Anabel is a well-rounded student who is responsible, reliable and consistent. At all times she goes above and beyond her team’s expectations of her. Anabel plays town basketball and softball and dog sits one day a week for her neighbor. She also enjoys sports and spending time with her family and pets.
Samantha is a conscientious, polite young lady who is an enthusiastic learner. She is a positive influence in all of her classes, and she is consistent in her academics putting forth her best efforts. Samantha is a member of the cross country team and the band. She plays town softball and includes drawing, skating, biking, swimming, tennis, rollerblading and taking art lessons among other interests.
Seventh grade students of the month are Sarah Langdeau, Olivia Lanteri, Jenna Lucian, Harshita Rayapureddy, Emmett Vitti and Jordan Cyr.
Sarah advocates well for herself is very supportive of her peers. An honor roll student, she always models responsible behavior. Sarah is a member of the Bowling Club, the Builders Club, the band and the Unified Theater. She plays town golf and volunteers at the Apple Harvest Festival and for the American Legion’s breakfasts for Mother’s and Father’s Day. She is also an active participant in her church’s CCD program.
A pleasure to have in class, Olivia is a kind, generous student who always gives her all. She is a member of the Asset Building Committee, Best Buddies, Junior Next Steps, the Drama Club, the honor roll, the morning announcers, NJHS, the chorus, Regionals and the Unified Theater. Olivia volunteers as a member of the S.T.E.P.S. Youth Council, takes voice lessons, enjoys writing and reading and works with the Seven Angels Theater. In addition, she and a classmate on working on a proposal to promote acceptance of people of all abilities through a JFK club called Team Awareness.
Jenna is a patient, mature young lady with a kind heart. A good citizen, she sets high academic standards for herself, and she works hard in all areas to set a good example for all of her peers. An honor roll student, she is a member of the NJHS, the chorus and Junior Next Steps. Jenna plays town softball and helps to raise funds for the soup kitchen and softball charities. Outside school she cares for young children with special needs.
Harshita is a seventh grade Unified Arts student of the month. An A+ chorus student, she is consistently focused and prepared in class. Always putting forth her best efforts and excelling in singing and music skills, she is an outstanding role model for all Kennedy singers. Harishita is a member of the Bowling Club and chorus and she enjoys basketball, drawing, drama and reading in her free time.
Emmett is a seventh grade Unified Arts student of the month. He is a role model for his peers as he leads by example. He always displays an extremely positive attitude and exhibits at all times such qualities as leadership, sportsmanship and a willingness to help others. An honor roll student, he is a member of the cross country team. He also plays town football, basketball, baseball and he wrestles.
Jordan is a seventh grade World Language student of the month. He is very polite and courteous and on-task in class. He is always prepared, studious and volunteers and participates in class discussions and activities. He is a role model for the other students. Jordan plays Southington soccer. He is part of the S.T.E.P.S. Youth Council and he helps teach classes at his karate school. His interests include theater, soccer and karate in his free time.
Eighth grade students of the month are Zach DelVecchia, Adam Kosko and Evan Kwok.
Zach is a cheerful, enthusiastic and energetic student whose enthusiasm for learning extends beyond the classroom. He works well with others and he is helpful and considerate of his peers. Zach is an honor roll student who plays town hockey and lacrosse.
Adam is an extremely hard worker who always puts forth his best effort. Kind and positive, he is willing to go out of his way to help anyone in need. Adam is a member of the Ping Pong Club, the Red Cross Club and the Stock Market Club. He plays tennis and enjoys spending free time outside with his friends.
Evan is a considerate, responsible and hardworking student who works well with his peers. He is a member of the Bowling Club, the band and plays town basketball. Evan also enjoys football.