The Brownstown Central Community School Corp. October Students of the Month recently were recognized.

During Tuesday’s school board meeting at the superintendent’s office, senior Trenton Rogers, seventh-grader Nathan Koch and fifth-grader Kendall Berry each received a certificate for the honor.

Rogers was selected by the high school’s social studies department.

“He was chosen for being active in academic teams, completing various AP dual-credit classes and maintaining a 4.1 GPA during his high school career,” Principal Joe Sheffer said. “He’s also a member of the Band of Braves.”

The middle school continues to promote the character traits of respect, responsibility and resourcefulness. Principal Doug McClure said Nathan displays those traits.

“Nathan is an absolute model student and a teacher’s pleasure to have in the classroom,” McClure said while reading what teachers had to say about Nathan.

“He is a responsible student with tremendous work ethic, settling for nothing but his best effort,” McClure said. “He shows a willingness to learn new concepts, and if there is something that he does not understand, he isn’t afraid to ask questions and challenge his teachers to clarify information.”

Nathan also displays time management while having no missing class assignments and playing on the football and basketball teams, and he demonstrates leadership skills as a “take-charge” member of the Tribal Council, McClure said.

“Maybe the most important characteristic that sets Nathan apart is his respectfulness for his teachers and peers,” McClure said. “He is always willing to give a helping hand, whether it be running an errand for a teacher or showing a student how to work out a problem.”

Kendall was nominated for the honor by her teacher, Mary Cobb.

“Kendall strives to do her best in her studies,” Principal Tom McCool said while reading Cobb’s comments about Kendall. “She pays attention and participates in class discussion as well as asks questions when she is unsure about the answer.”

Cobb also said Kendall is very organized, completes her homework 100 percent of the time, is polite and works well with her peers and teachers.

“I am very happy to have Kendall in my class, and I am excited to see how she continues to grow socially and academically,” Cobb wrote.

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