Students of the month announced

BROWNSTOWN

Three girls recently earned the title of Student of the Month by Brownstown Central Community School Corp.

During a school board meeting in the administration office, second-grader Alauna Robinson, sixth-grader Kalee Borden and senior Alexis Koch were recognized.

Alauna was named Little Brave of the Month for her good character. She was nominated by her teacher, Tina McClure.

McClure said Alauna shows good character in many ways at school.

“First, she is always helpful. She would help anyone who needed it,”┬áPrincipal Chrystal Street said in reading McClure’s nomination letter.

“Second, she is so polite. I love hearing her use her good manners all day long. She is a good example to other students when she is helpful and polite,” McClure wrote. “Last, she smiles a lot and is kind to people. You would never hear Alauna say something mean or not nice. Alauna fills everyone’s buckets with her good character.”

Street said she always has lunch one day with Student of the Month nominees. But this month, Alauna didn’t sit with Street. Instead, she was among classmates sitting with a student who is in a wheelchair.

“I understood why she didn’t want to sit with me. She had somewhere else that she needed to be, so that just kind of goes and shows her good character,” Street said.

Kalee’s sixth-grade teachers nominated her for the honor. They said she is “an amazing young lady and a role model in the classroom.”

“She is an outstanding student and a pleasure to have in class,” Principal Doug McClure said while reading the teachers’ comments. “She is hardworking and dependable and is extremely conscientious with her schoolwork.”

The teachers also said Kalee is a leader outside the classroom by being involved in sports and the Tribal Council, which is the school’s student council. She also volunteers as a student assistant for another sixth-grader, helping him with organization of his locker and agenda and preparing for home each day.

“She is patient and understanding and is one of those students who makes a lasting impression on those around her,” the teachers wrote.

The social studies department chose Koch for the high school’s honor this month.

Koch is president of the student council, participates in the science Academic Super Bowl, cross-country and track and field teams and is involved in several clubs and organizations at school.

“Even with her extremely busy extracurricular schedule, Alexis has found the time to challenge herself academically by enrolling and excelling in numerous dual credit courses at BCHS,” Principal Joe Sheffer said in reading the teachers’ nomination letter. “Alexis Koch serves as an excellent role model to the underclassmen at BCHS.”

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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.