3 students honored at Brownstown


A senior, an eighth-grader and a second-grader recently were recognized by Brownstown Central Community School Corp. as Students of the Month for October.

Receiving certificates were Cynthia Edwards for the high school, Brandon Wilson for the middle school and Ellie Black for the elementary school.

Principal Joe Sheffer said Edwards was selected as the foreign language Student of the Month.

“She was chosen by Mrs. (Angie) Sibrel for her positive attitude and for being a leader and involved in school activities,” Sheffer said.

Brandon was chosen by the eighth-grade teachers.

“Brandon is an extremely creative student with a lot of enjoyable quirks about him,” middle school Principal Doug McClure said while reading what those teachers had to say.

“He is constantly putting forth his best effort, and he has no problem asking for help or asking questions,” McClure said. “He willingly helps special needs students in and out of the classroom. He successfully ran for Tribal Council, thus he is a leader in our school.”

McClure also said Brandon played football for the first time this year.

“He is the ideal student-athlete, putting his academics first and laying it all down on the line for his team,” McClure said.

Ellie was selected for the honor by her teacher, Lora Hackman.

“Mrs. Hackman said she is an awesome student, and she’s nice and courteous,” elementary Principal Tom McCool said.

The first Students of the Month were honored in September at a school board meeting.

Parents and other family members have accompanied the students at the meetings.

“I know that your time is well spent in assisting your child and your children every evening,” school board President Mary Ann Spray said to the parents present at Tuesday’s meeting. “It’s not the easiest thing to raise kids today and make sure that they are top-notch, A-plus students, and I appreciate your efforts.”

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Zach Spicer is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at zspicer@tribtown.com or 812-523-7080.