Medina Journal-Register — MEDINA — The Medina Teachers Association and the Medina Business Association have honored three Medina students for going above and beyond to help their fellow students and teachers succeed all while enjoying school.
Each month, the two organizations award Medina students tokens of appreciation for their good deeds. This month, the sponsor was Medina Lumber and Hardware, with owner Tom Snyder giving students a box of cookies in addition to a certificate of achievement from the MTA.
Oak Orchard Elementary School Student of the Month went to Garrett Koch, who was nominated by Bridget Schmidt. Schmidt said Garrett is enthusiastic about school, cares very much about his classmates and always making sure that they are happy.
“He helps out others and works very hard to do what is right,” Schmidt said. “He seeks out students that are playing alone during playtime.”
From Wise Middle School, Christopher Allis was chosen as Student of the Month after being nominated by Jessica Catalano McCloskey. McCloskey had many nice comments about Christopher, including that he has phenomenal manners when dealing with peers or adults — always saying, please, thank you, and excuse me.
“He is also willing to help others, from picking up a dropped book or returning a lunch tray to the cafeteria,” McCloskey said. “He shares his ideas in class and takes his time before answering to come up with very insightful answers. He is a good model for other students.”
Christopher Horgan was nominated as the Medina High School Student of the Month by Elizabeth Dickhut. She stated that Chris is simply a model student who works diligently every single day.
“He is a gifted writer and speaker who has a creative mind and a wonderful way of looking at the world,” Dickhut said. “He is extrememly good humored and kind. Class would not be the same without him.”
Dickhut asked Chris to write a letter to her son as one of Santa’s elves. She stated she would only ask a student like Chris to do such a task.