John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its October students of the month. Teachers nominated these students based on their academic performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities.
Sixth grade students of the month are Lilli Doran, Alexis Falk, William Haberski and Julianne Slesinski.
Lilli is a polite young lady and a conscientious student. An enthusiastic learner, she is a positive influence in all her classes. By putting forth her best efforts, she is consistent in her academics. Lilli is a member of the Builders Club, the soccer team and the grade six band where she plays the flute. She plays town lacrosse, takes gymnastics lessons, and enjoys going outside and spending time with her family and friends.
Alexis is the sixth grade Unified Arts student of the month. A pleasure to have in class and a good worker, Alexis brings both energy and excitement to her team. She plays clarinet in the school band and softball in the town league. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing and swimming.
Will is a pleasant, polite boy who is an active participant in all of his classes. He also plays a leadership role when he works in cooperative groups. Will is a member of the ABC Classroom, the Stock Market Club and he plays the trombone in the band. He also plays town basketball and baseball and volunteers with the Boy Scouts and Masons for the Apple Harvest Festival, the canned food drive, and the recycling program. In addition, he is working on a community service project at Sleeping Giant. Will enjoys baseball, the Beatles, Disney and Myrtle Beach. A history buff, he recently toured the Connecticut State Capital with Senator Joe Markley.
Julianne always comes to class prepared and ready to participate. She is willing to ask for clarification to help ensure her success, and always conducts herself in the best light possible. She is a member of the Builders Club, the cross country team, and plays flute in the band. Julianne helps her neighbors when a need arises, and in her spare time she takes dance lessons, plays piano, goes shopping, and hangs out with friends.
Seventh grade students of the month are Samantha Casale, Alida Fabiano, Rhianna Marshall and Jackson Rusiecki.
Samantha, the seventh grade Unified Arts student of the month, is a warm, friendly person who always strives to expand her own efforts to everyone’s benefit. Her attitude is a model of positive energy, and her focus and work ethic encourage others to try harder. She is an honor roll student and member of the Color Guard, plays softball, takes art classes and she also plays flute in the band. Samantha volunteers at her uncle’s firehouse, and in her free time she enjoys cooking and playing outside with her sisters.
Alida is a bright spot on her team and a pleasure to teach. She possesses a constant positive disposition and serves as an aid to others in all her classes. She plays town flag football and softball and volunteers at her church, particularly at the summer vacation bible school. Outside school Alida likes to read, swim, and play with her brother.
Rhianna, a recent transfer student to Kennedy Middle School, is a polite young lady and a conscientious student who does excellent work. She is a member of the Bowling Club and the chorus, and she helps her grandparents at their home. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, riding her bike and scooter, and participating in various activities with her family and friends.
Jackson is a polite and respectful member of his team. Positive and responsible, he is a motivated student who always does his best. He is a member of the Stock Market Club, the Cross Country team, and the Ski/Snowboard Club, and he plays trombone in the band. Jackson plays travel baseball and volunteers at his church for its CCD program. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his friends and playing football with his brother.
Eighth grade students of the month are Elizabeth Beaulieu, Noah Castonguay and Peter Loban.
Elizabeth is a kind and caring team member. Always prepared for class and willing to work hard, she has an inquisitive mind that reveals itself in her subject areas. An honor roll student, she is a member of the chorus, the swing choir, the Gingerbread House competition, Peer Advocates, and the NJHS. Elizabeth does town gymnastics and volunteers for projects at her church. She also helps clean up yards and provides vital services to people in need. In her spare time Elizabeth likes to rap, sing, bake, and both watch and play football.
Noah consistently demonstrates a positive attitude in all his classes. He completes his work to the best of his ability and assists his peers when tasks prove challenging. Noah plays drums/percussion in both the band and the stage band. He also plays town basketball and helps with his church’s food drives. Outside of school he enjoys riding his bike, hanging out with friends, and playing pickup basketball games.
A kind and polite young man, Peter is an asset to his team. He works extremely hard and advocates for himself in the classroom. He is a member of the band and the stage band, and outside school he participates in a golf program and plays his trumpet.