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 Mikaela Bogoslofski, Rachel Carbone, Trevor Kushman, and Alexah Zaczynski.
Mikaela is the sixth grade Unified Arts student of the month. A respectful young lady with a positive attitude, she works extremely well with others. She especially goes above and beyond to help a student with special needs in each and every class. She is an honor roll student, a member of the Environmental Club, the band, and the cross country team. Mikaela plays town soccer and travel softball and volunteers at the Falcons Club. She enjoys cooking and sewing in her free time.
Rachel is a hardworking, inquisitive, and dedicated student who gives her best effort to her school work and to helping others. She volunteers at her church’s after-care program, and she enjoys dancing and reading.
Trevor is a kind and polite young man who always does his best. He is consistently on task and regularly completes both his classwork and homework. Trevor frequently participates in class, plays town baseball and plays for the Plainville basketball team as a ball boy.
Alexah is a role model to her peers both for her academic prowess and her desire to exemplify the expectations of a JFK student. Without reminders, she always hands in her work and prepares for assessments. Alexah is a member of the band, the cross country team, and the Ski/Snowboard Club. She plays town softball and volunteers to babysit for family and friends. Outside school, Alexah likes to read, ski, and play flag football.
Seventh grade students of the month are Faith Breen, Emma Doran, and Joseph Tellerico. Faith is a pleasure to have in class. Bright, personable, and hardworking, she often assists her peers in understanding new material. She is an honor roll student and a member of the National Junior Honor Society, the chorus, the swing choir, and Peer Advocates. Faith plays town soccer and volunteers for the Mill Foundation and Bread for Life. She also enjoys volleyball.
Emma, a conscientious and driven student, is a polite and patient young lady. Mature and helpful to others, she is a member of Friends of Rachel, the band, the basketball team, and MATHCOUNTS. Emma plays town lacrosse, basketball, and soccer. She volunteers for Junior Next Steps and House of Bread. She also likes to write and draw.
Joe is a positive role model who gets along with his peers and teachers. Conscientious and persevering with all he does. He is an honor roll student and a member of the soccer team. Joe plays town basketball and Ajax Premier Soccer, and he helps coach young soccer players.
Eighth grade students of the month are Abigail Barbour, Asami Castellano, Christopher Gambardella, Matthew Godfrey, and Anthony Marcuccio. Abbie is an asset to her team and is a responsible and conscientious student who always gives her best effort. Regularly willing to lend a hand, she is an honor roll student and a member of the Colorguard, the National Junior Honor Society, the band, the yearbook, and the school newspaper. Abbie reads to residents of the Summit and serves as a mystery reader at Plantsville School. She also enjoys reading for her own pleasure and writing stories.
Asami is one of the most organized, personable, and mature members of her team. She works above her level and possesses a strong desire to succeed. Asami is an honor roll student, a member of Junior Next Steps, Colorguard, Friends of Rachel, the National Junior Honor Society, the soccer team, Select Strings, Regionals, the orchestra, the swing choir, and MATHCOUNTS. She plays town soccer, and at her church, she plays the viola. Her other interests include dance and the piano.
Chris is the eighth grade World Language student of the month. With an innate curiosity about Spanish and a strong work ethic, he goes above and beyond to make the Spanish language a part of his daily routine. Chris is an honor roll student and plays town hockey and lacrosse. He volunteers at Junior Next Steps and as a skating coach.
Matt is a highly motivated student who craves knowledge. He has an inquisitive mind and is an active participant in class. Respectful, kind, and courteous, he is a member of the Bowling Club, Minecraft, Voices of Thunder and the chorus. Matt does charity walks for Wounded Warriors, enjoys golf, and has a membership in the New England Air Museum.
Anthony is the eighth grade Unified Arts student of the month. With his great attitude and spirit, he displays empathy and responsibility along with talent. He is a member of the Homework Club, the chorus and Voices of Thunder.