Gillespie Middle School announced on Tuesday their leaders of the month for January. Receiving the award include Elissa Cline, Audrey Layton, Kennedy Helmkamp, Isabelle Balzraine, Collyn Oberkfell, and Jack Voyles.
Elissa Cline, daughter of Kellyn and Justin Peoples, has been chosen by Mr. Bertagnolli as a student leader in physical education because she works hard and displays positive sportsmanship in every activity. Audrey Layton, daughter of Krysta Layton, has been chosen as a student leader by Mrs. Clark.
Audrey says, “I am a leader because I help people and when others need time to think, I am patient”.
Sixth-grade teachers chose Kennedy Helmkamp, daughter of Ronald and Danielle, as their student leader saying Kennedy is an asset to our school and a leader and one that you can count on. Kennedy says, “A leader means being humble and kind”.
Seventh-grade teachers chose Isabelle Balzraine, daughter of Bethany and Neil as their student leader. They state, “Isabelle stays focused and on task in the classroom. She is an all-around great student and is fun to have in the classroom”.
Eighth-grade teachers chose Collyn Oberkfell, son of Anne Oberkfell, as their student leader. Collyn is successful in the classroom and is a valuable asset in extra-curricular activities.
Mrs. Prough chose Jack Voyles, son of Brian and Michelle, as her student leader. Jack says, “By using my leadership skills, I can influence others to be kind, helpful and responsible”. Mrs. Prough says, “Jack compliments others, takes redirection well and shares his ideas”.