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Hamsaa Kumar, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Kumar Subramaniam was named Student of the Month. Mr. José Alemán, Hamsaa’s Spanish Teacher, nominated her in the area of Academics. Mr. Alemán writes: Hamsaa Kumar is not only performing above average, but she is also the group leader in her group of four students: two males and two females. Hamsaa is an advocate for her group mates and a leader for the whole classroom. Currently, Hamsaa is taking four honors classes and maintaining an excellent academic record. Hamsaa is definitely a team player and deserving of this honor.
Lydia Solodiuk, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Solodiuk was named Student of the Month. Social Studies Teachers, Mr. Scully & Mr. Gorham, nominated her in the area of Co-Curricular. They write: Lydia is a senior who has an innate interest in the history and development of our nation. She has been a volunteer assistant in the history department over the last year aiding in the set-up and maintenance of the mannequin project that compliments the US History II curriculum in room 136. Not only does she volunteer her time to help with this project but routinely checks in to make sure the project is current and aligned with our units of study. She does all of this on her own accord. Lydia demonstrates a maturity and consistency that are hallmarks of success and she is a thoughtful individual worthy of this distinction.
Kayleigh Butler, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Brian Butler was named Student of the Month. Mr. Bob Ware, Kayleigh’s Girl’s Varsity Hockey Coach, nominated her in the area of Athletics. Coach Ware writes: Freshmen Kayleigh Butler has had a very successful month of ice hockey. She is a freshmen forward playing on the first line for the Grey Ghost girls Varsity Ice Hockey team. Over the last four games, Kayleigh has scored five goals. Her consistent play, work ethic, and determination to improve have been a great addition to our program. She is an Honor Roll student and maintains an excellent attendance record for a Division 1 high school student-athlete.
Angela Alibrandi, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Alibrandi was named Student of the Month. Girl’s Varsity Coach, Mr. Russ Coward, nominated her in the area of Athletics. Coach Coward writes: Angela has been a dominant player in January, leading WA Girls’ Hoops to a 9-3 overall record by averaging 15 points and 14 rebounds per game. She is a tremendous force on the court, excelling as a player and as a leader by example. Her hard work and effort is unmatched, and she inspires her teammates to play their hardest also. She is the best the interior player in the Dual County League by far, a player that opponents gear their entire game plan towards stopping.
Danielle Mendonca, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Laurindo Mendonca was named Student of the Month. WA Bazaar Advisory, Mrs. Kristen Papson, nominated her in the area of Co-Curricular. Mrs. Papson writes: I am nominating Danielle Mendonca for Student of the Month to recognize the work she did as the Junior Co-Chair of the WA Holiday Bazaar. Planning and organizing of the bazaar begins over the summer. The Co-Chairs are responsible for accepting applications, depositing checks, organizing and placing crafters into spots, communicating with the crafters, assigning duties to the student council members, leading the student council the day of, and all of the advertising necessary to ensure a good turn out. Danielle handled all of this with ease and was always eager to step up and take on a new task. She went over and above to deliver on everything she was asked to do and was sure to always communicate back in a timely fashion. Danielle’s leadership skills were vital to the bazaar being a success. She was a calm and leading voice to the other member of the student council as the set-up was done the day before and the day of went incredibly smooth due to Danielle making sure to keep everyone on task. Danielle is a leader and a very hard-worker, without her the Bazaar could not have been the success it was.