Gillespie Middle School announced on Tuesday their January leaders of the month. Chosen for last month include Gracie Snyder, Race Eccles, Zach Reiniesch, Michael Kain Pabon, Zander Rieffer, Cadence Schmitt and Emmery Pau.
Snyder, the daughter of Brad and Sara Snyder, was elected as student leader of the week by Ms. Baker because “Gracie is an amazing young lady”. Gracie says she practices the habit of Think Win-Win because it’s “important to show you are trustworthy and polite to everybody”.
Eccles, the son of Harold Joseph Eccles and the late Tammy Eccles, was chosen by Mrs. Clark as her January Student Leader because he accepts help when needed. Race says, “I’m a student leader because I didn’t argue with my teacher and I did my work”.
Reiniesch, the son of Michael and Amy Reiniesch, was chosen by Ms. Bray as her student leader because “Zach works hard daily, has a positive attitude and is an excellent role model to the younger students in his PE class”. Zach says, “I am recognized for Think Win-Win because it shows that no one should be left out because their abilities aren’t as good as most people. Everyone should be included.”
Michael Kain Pabon, son of Danielle Fisko and David Pabon, was chosen by Mrs. Prough for his Think Win-Win attitude. Mrs. Prough says Kain is “kind to others, is always encouraging, recognizes other’s success and is an active member of the learning environment”.
Rieffer, son of Ed and Jessica Rieffer, was elected by the sixth-grade team because “Zander works great in a group and can stay on task while helping other stay on task”. Zander realizes his ability to synergize as he says, “I am helpful to others”.
Schmitt, daughter of Amber and Mark Rolando, was chosen by her seventh-grade teachers because “Cadence always has a positive attitude, works well with everyone and performs well in the classroom. Cadence says she thinks Win-Win because, “if one person is winning, one person is losing and no one deserves to lose”.
Pau, the daughter of Gavin and Sara Pau, was elected by her eighth-grade teachers as a student leader because “Emmery is a driven student who enters the classroom each day ready to reach her full potential. She excels in both independent and group work because of her positive and motivated mentality”. Emmery says, “You can complete your own work and use the extra time to help other who are struggling”.