Brownstown names students of month

Brownstown Central Community School Corp. recently resumed its Students of the Month program.

Senior Seth Krieger, eighth-grader Coleton Shasteen and kindergartner Brady Carter each received certificates for earning the first honors of the 2016-17 school year.

Krieger was selected as the science department’s Student of the Month.

“Seth goes above and beyond to understand the science material,” Principal Joe Sheffer said while reading the science teachers’ comments. “He will come in before school to ask questions on labs or other topics that he needs help. He is a pleasure to have in class, he works hard, but at the same time, he has a sense of humor that creates a relaxing atmosphere. He is extremely intelligent and deserving of this science recognition.”

The eighth-grade teachers chose Coleton as the middle school Student of the Month, saying he exemplifies the characteristics and attitude essential to being acknowledged.

“As a student, Coleton displays a hard work ethic and helpful nature,” Principal Doug McClure said while reading the nomination letter. “He is willing to assist others or staff if needed. Coleton also participates in class discussions and activities with a positive, upbeat attitude.”

The teachers said Coleton has proven to be responsible in and out of the classroom.

“Coleton completed all of his assignments for the first-level review while maintaining his position on the middle school tennis team,” the teachers wrote. “His friendly disposition makes him an all-around great student to have at Brownstown Central Middle School.”

Brady was named the elementary school’s Little Brave of the Month.

New Principal Chrystal Street said a Student of the Month is chosen in each classroom, and one will be picked from a different grade each month to be recognized at a school board meeting.

“Brady Carter is a delight to have as a student at Brownstown Elementary,” Street said in reading comments from Brady’s teacher, Rachel Johnson. “He comes to school each day with a smile on his face ready to do his best. Brady sets well-behaved examples for others to see, such as listening, raising his hand and being kind to others.”

Within the past five weeks of school, Johnson said Brady has made great strides, and that shows through his participation in class and written work.

“Thank you, Brady, for being such a super student,” Johnson wrote. “Keep up the good work, and keep listening.”

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