• Oxford Area High School March Students of the Month

    On March 13 Oxford Area High School held a breakfast to recognize the school’s Students of the Month for March. Each month teachers in selected departments nominate underclassmen for this honor, 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 March were named after being nominated by members of the math department.

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    Oxford Area High School recently named its Students of the Month for March. Seated from left with their nominating teachers are freshman Alyssa Jennings, with Michelle Arrante; sophomores Virginia Bresler, with Nicole Wiltrout; Jackson Paris, with Kim Britton; and Cade Pearson, with Scott Wooddell; and junior Kaylee Johnson, with Kristy Spano. Freshman Makaya Gonzalez and sophomores Yolanthy Lopez, Samantha Zabosky, Gabrielle Gold and Krista Jackson are not pictured.

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    Makaya Gonzalez, freshman: Nominating teacher Nicholas Spano said, "Makaya has done an outstanding job in Algebra 1 all year long. She clearly enjoys learning and likes to be challenged. Makaya has an ability to often see unique solutions to difficult problems and is able to explain her thinking to her peers."

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    Alyssa Jennings, freshman: Nominating teacher Michelle Arrante said, "Alyssa has been a responsible student for the entire year. She does not waver in her high standards to complete her homework any time it is assigned.

    "Alyssa advocates for herself and asks questions when needed. She is a fun person to be around, someone who most always has a smile and nice things to say.

    "Alyssa sets a very good example. Also, as the Helping Hands advisor I found that she stood out as a freshman and really took the club seriously. She has been an active volunteer all year."

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    Virginia Bresler, sophomore: Nominating teacher Nicole Wiltrout said, "In Honors Geometry class, I know I can count on Virginia to always have a smile on her face. She displays excellent character and behavior, is responsible and respectful, and is always thinking critically about math and the content we are learning.

    "Virginia is inquisitive and enjoys working through the challenge of each question. I am thankful for having such a great student."

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    Gabrielle Gold, sophomore: Nominating teacher Kasey Lombardo said, "Gabrielle is always such a wonderful student in geometry class. She comes in with a smile on her face and is highly movtivated to always do her best work. I am also impressed that Gabrielle maintains such high grades overall and took two math classes this year."

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    Krista Jackson, sophomore: Nominating teacher Mike Walling said, "Krista shows outstanding effort and motivation on a regular basis throughout the school year. She constantaly outperforms her peers and comes in every day ready to learn. Krista is a pleasure to have in class."

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    Yolanthy Lopez, sophomore: Nominating teacher Cary Jefferis said, "Yoly demonstrates a strong work ethic, participates in class and always tries her best. She is respectful and a pleasure to have in class."

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    Jackson Paris, sophomore: Nominating teacher Kim Britton said, "Jack is a model student in my classroom. He is always on task, advocating for himself, and if he misses a day of school comes in with the work completed.

    "Jack is very respectful to me and other students in the classroom. He has not missed a single assignment all year and has done well on all assessments."

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    Cade Pearson, sophomore: Nominating teacher Scott Wooddell said, "Cade works hard in class to understand material and asks questions to confirm this understanding and extend his knowledge. He always goes above and beyond the expectations for assignments, activities, and projects.

    "Cade is inquisitive and able to apply knowledge from one situtation to another. He is always on task in class and earns very high marks on all assignments."

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    Samantha Zabosky, sophomore: Nominating teacher Emily O'Connor said, "Sam is always working hard in class and makes it a point to help her peers. She takes detailed notes and always perseveres through practice problems in class before asking for help, and she is very respectful. I had Sam last year and I've had the opportunity to see her grow and show great improvement as a math student."

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    Kaylee Johnson, junior: Nominating teacher Kristy Spano said, "Kaylee is a student in my CP precalculus class, and she is extremely dedicated and hardworking. She is an active partcipant in class - both asking and answering questions.

    "Kaylee is a model student who strives to do her very best day in and day out. She will ask for help if she feels she is unsure of a concept and has been great about catching up on missing material if she has been absent for any reason. It has truly been a pleasure having Kaylee in class this year."