OAHS April Students of the Month
Oxford Area High School recently held a breakfast to recognize the school’s Students of the Month for April. 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 April were named after being nominated by members of the social studies department.
Oxford Area High School recently named its Students of the Month for April. Seated from left are junior Abigail Herman, sophomore Mackenzie Russell, freshman Leah Humphrey and junior Elena Stoleriu. Standing from left are freshman Jack Ewing and sophomores Jadyn Crowley and James Regester. Junior Mike Villa is not pictured.
Jack Ewing, freshman: Nominating teacher Justin Hostetter said, "Jack is the kind of student who says ‘good morning’ every time walking in the door and ‘have a nice day’ when leaving. He is respectful and always willing to participate in class. On top of that Jack stays busy outside of the classroom, participating on both the wrestling and lacrosse teams.”
Leah Humphrey, freshman: Nominating teacher Josh Shock said, "Leah has been hardworking and diligent in her coursework all year long. She always comes to class with a positive attitude, ready to learn and put her all into her assignments.
“Leah is polite and courteous to other students and to the teacher. She is proactive and always willing to accept constructive criticism and fix her mistakes for the next time.”
Jadyn Crowley, sophomore: Nominating teacher Jay Ciotola said, "Jadyn has been an exceptional student and high achiever in world history throughout the year. He is always courteous and very interested in the material, and often has insights that go beyond what we are learning in class.”
James Regester, sophomore: Nominating teacher Michael Pietlock said, "James has been the most consistent student that I have had in any of my courses this year and will have most likely finished the third quarter with a 100 percent grade. He is a good student and a good kid."
Mackenzie Russell, sophomore: Nominating teacher Kimberly Towers said, "Mackenzie has consistently worked hard in class, but has also gone above and beyond what is expected. Her attention to details and facts is outstanding.
“Mackenzie manages her time very well and, when involved in sports, balances all her obligations. She is always polite and respectful, both to her peers and to me.”
Abigail Herman, junior: Nominating teacher Justin Wyatt said, "Abigail is an outstanding student in civics. She is hardworking, committed to achieving excellence and willing to share her ideas on class subjects.
"In addition to getting outstanding grades, Abigail is willing to help her peers understand a complex topic. Most importantly, she does all of her work with a smile on her face and a friendly demeanor.”
Elena Stoleriu, junior: Nominating teacher Michael Means said, "Elena has shown consistent effort in all of the classes I have had her for and is a really strong sociology student. She is always willing to contribute and work with all of the other students in the class to foster quality discussion. Elena is a great kid."
Mike Villa, junior: Nominating teacher Basia Manniso said, "Each day Mike comes in to my civics class and shows an interest in the subject matter. From getting his work done in a timely fashion to participating in class discussions, Mike is a pleasure to work with. Of special note is the interest in civics he shows outside of the classroom, exemplified by his desire to share and ask questions before and after lectures and activities.”