Oxford Area High School April Students of the Month
Each month teachers in selected departments nominate underclassmen for Students of the Month, with the final selections made by the school administration. Students of the Month are chosen based on criteria including demonstrating an effort and desire to learn; involvement in school and classroom activities; respect for all school policies and personnel; concern for the school community and friendliness and support for other students. The following Students of the Month for April were named after being nominated by members of the science department.
Anahi Morales-Santoyo, freshman. Nominating teacher Joan Lafferty said, "Anahi came to OAHS at the end of semester 1 and she has excelled in my Integrated Science class. She went from an S1 grade of 47% to a quarter 3 grade of a 95%.
"Anahi is one of my top students out of both my sections and she is a highly motivated student. She takes a leadership role in my class, often helping other students by explaining procedures for labs."
David Bell, sophomore. Nominating teacher Stephen Cahill said, "David maintains a high level of academic performance. He is polite and respectful. David is willing to help others understand, and will prod them to do their work."
Daniela Ornelas-Rosales, sophomore. Nominating teacher Brian Urig said, "Daniela showed consistent effort all year (including during the suspension of school) in conceptual chemistry."
Morgan Brown, junior. Nominated by Craig Carlough.
Alexis Hollick, junior. Nominating teacher Anne Marie Anderson said, "Alexis struggled to excel in the beginning of AP Biology and I am sure felt frustrated at times. That didn’t stop her.
"Alexis continued to work hard, ask questions and with the last unit really excelled. I'm super proud of her hard work and dedication. It would have been easy for her to just throw her hands up and give up but she never did."
Julia Wentzel, junior. Nominating teacher Philip Wesel said, "Julia is a fabulous student. She always participates and tries to help others as well.
"Julia does a lot with the cheerleading squad in addition to her coursework. Her grades and her attitude towards schooling are beyond reproach."
Victor Wyatt, senior. Nominating teacher Michele Brooks said, "Victor is an incredibly conscientious student with exceptional grades. He has a great interest in the topic of Forensic Science and wants to pursue a future in Forensic Psychology.
"Victor always always asks intelligent and thought-provoking questions and has even taught me a few things. We have had many conversations about all aspects of Forensics that just reinforce that Victor deserves this award."