John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its February 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 Nadilie Germain, Mujo Kurtovic, and Samantha Peluso.
An extremely hard worker, Nadilie is a well-rounded student who always puts forth great effort and serves as a willing helper to all. She is a member of the chorus, the Newspaper Club, the Writers Club, and the Asset Building Committee. Outside school, Nadilie enjoys dancing, baking, and skiing.
Mujo is an exceptionally hard-working student who goes above and beyond in class on a daily basis. He prides himself on presenting his best efforts. In his free time, he enjoys reading and playing soccer.
Samantha is a kind and outgoing student who stands ready to help both adults and peers. She is a hard worker and always prepared for class. Samantha plays town basketball, babysits, helps with chores, and likes to listen to music. When the weather is favorable, she enjoys being outside.
Seventh grade students of the month are Christian Drost, Adam Kosko, and Andrew Kudla.
Christian is extremely hardworking and always consistent. He is a creative student who is always eager to learn and is a member of Minecraft.
Adam is a polite, positive, and kind young man who works very hard. He consistently tries his best. He is a member of the Red Cross Club and serves as a water boy for the Kingswood Oxford football team, as a sandwich maker for the homeless, and as a yard worker for a brain tumor charity. Outside school, Adam belongs to a tennis club, rides his bike, plays with Legos, and drives remote control cars.
Throughout the year Andrew has continued to distinguish himself from his peers with an outstanding personality and a high level of dedication to his studies. He is an honor roll student, a member of Junior Next Steps, the Drama Club, the National Junior Honor Society, the soccer team, and Peer Advocates. Andrew plays town soccer, baseball, and basketball. He volunteers for Relay for Life, Bread for Life, the STEPS car wash, and on behalf of disabled children. His goal is to support the community and its residents.
Eighth grade students of the month are Elena Famiglietti, Abigail Lo Presti, Jordan Rinaldi, Ty Selinske, and Cassidy Vinal.
Elena is a hardworking, conscientious student who actively participates in class and always puts forth her best effort. She is a member of the Builders Club, the Color Guard, and Friends of Rachel, the National Junior Honor Society, the Ski/Snowboard Club, the yearbook and the band. Elena takes town swimming and dance, volunteers at the Food Pantry, is a lector at her church, and lists knitting as her hobby.
Abigail is a focused, determined, and responsible student who is also an Eighth Grade Unified Arts Student of the Month. She distinguishes herself with the high quality projects she submits to her teachers. She is a member of the Environmental Club, the National Junior Honor Society, band, swing choir, and plays on the volleyball team. Abigail is an honor roll student, a member of the Kennedy MATHCOUNTS team that competed recently at the county level at the University of Hartford. She also teaches Sunday school at her church.
Jordan is the Eighth Grade World Language Student of the Month. An excellent student, he always puts forth his best effort. He demonstrates strong skills in world language, and he offers help to students in need. He is an honor roll student, a member of the National Junior Honor Society, the Ping Pong Club, the cross country team, and the JFK library volunteers. Jordan was also a member of the JFK MATHCOUNTS team that competed recently on the county level at the University of Hartford. He plays town baseball and basketball and volunteers at his church, the YMCA Junior Leaders Club and as a junior umpire for Southington South baseball. In addition to sports, Jordan enjoys vacationing with his family and hanging out with his neighbors.
Ty is a bright, kind, and engaged student who has a vast amount of conceptual knowledge. He is an honor roll student and a member of the Fishing Club. Ty plays town baseball and football, boxes with the Falcon’s Nest, and serves on the YMCA’s Junior Leadership committee. Outside school, Ty likes to bowl and hang out with his friends.
Ryan works very hard in all his classes, and he demonstrates a deep desire to succeed academically. He is a member of the cross country team, and the Stock Market Club, and he plays town baseball. As a volunteer, Ryan helps at Strong School, the Southington Library, and his church’s CCD program. His other interests are playing the guitar, skiing, fishing, and running.
Cassidy is also an Eighth Grade Unified Arts Student of the Month. She is a hardworking young lady and an enthusiastic participant in the Kennedy Orchestra. She is a member of the Color Guard, Con Brio and is an honor roll student. Cassidy plays travel soccer and volunteers with surround sound at Southington High School. Her other interests are rock climbing, swimming, and gymnastics.