Medina Journal-Register — The Medina Teachers Association and the Medina Business Association have announced their November selections for Students of the Month.
The award is a joint effort of the organizations to recognize students who go above and beyond to help teachers and fellow students succeed and enjoy school.
Apple Blossom Florist sponsored the November award. The honored students’ recognition included this article and a Certificate of Achievement from the Medina Teachers Association presented by President Joseph Byrne. In addition, the presenter from Apple Blossom Florist, Mark Merithew, awarded the winners gift cards from Walmart and Mark’s Pizzeria.
At Oak Orchard Elementary, third grader Hayleigh MacDonald earned a nomination by Katie Toub.
Toub called Hayleigh a young lady who is an excellent role model for her peers. She mentioned how Hayleigh is helpful and involved in activities outside of school, such as Christmas caroling and raising money for the Alzheimer’s Turkey Trot Run.
From Wise Middle School, Judy Light nominated Ivory Townsend.
Light chose Ivory for a variety of reasons, among them the fact that she has been Ivory’s art teacher for many years and knows Ivory is a “delightful” person who always does her best to complete every task given her. Ivory is kind, respectful, responsible and honest, and Light said she “can count on Ivory to do the right thing in any situation.”
Dylan Metz earned the high school honor for the month. A junior, he was nominated by Beth Dickhut.
Dickhut’s nomination included a story about how diligently Metz has worked on a mock trial project, spending many hours outside of class on it. The assignment has inspired Metz to wear a suit and tie to school each day the mock trial was in session. Dickhut called him a “shining star” with a high level of professionalism.
The MTA and the MBA will continue the student of the month program throughout the school year. Posters in the windows of Medina businesses identify them as proud supporters of the program.