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Cloverdale Honors Latest Students Of Month At School Board Meeting

Staff Report

Cloverdale students of the month were honored at Monday night’s school board meeting. They are, left to right: Mcguire Lee, Markus Priest and Sarah Neeley. (Staff Photo) Cloverdale students of the month were honored at Monday night’s school board meeting. They are, left to right: Mcguire Lee, Markus Priest and Sarah Neeley. (Staff Photo) The Cloverdale Community School Corporation recognized its latest students of the month during Monday’s school board meeting.

Elementary School

Fourth grader Mcguire Lee was named student of the month for the month of October. He is the son of Charlie and Angela Lee and is in Mrs. Kemp’s class. He lists his favorite subject as math. When he is older, he would like to be a mathematician or a math teacher.

Mcguire enjoys playing sports with baseball being his favorite. He also likes to play basketball.

Mrs. Kemp said, “I love Mcguire’s enthusiasm about school. I also am pleased with the fact that when Mcguire struggles in an area, he asks questions and tries to work through the struggle. So many times students want to give up too quickly when the going gets rough. Therefore, he sets a good example for perseverance and attitude. I also have been delighted by Mcguire’s efforts to highlight what we are learning in other areas. For example, when volunteers were raising their hands to answer a question in math, Mcguire said that everyone was yearning to answer that question. Thus he was applying vocabulary to a real life situation. In math, while doing perimeter, he compared that to the earth’s crust and the area to the mantle/core. Mcguire is always trying to make connections and apply new skills. He has been cooperative and friendly and displayed elements of leadership. Mcguire has also accepted responsibility for his actions when asked.”

Middle School

Markus Priest, an eighth grade student and son of Sandi and Jerry Neese, is the student of the month for Cloverdale Middle School. He lists his favorite subject as math. Markus is active in band, playing both the trumpet and snare drum. He was part of the track team last spring, is very active in Boy Scouts and is a member of Soul Harvest Church. In the future, Markus would like to become an engineer and attend either Rose- Hulman or Stanford.

Ms. Wentz said, “In addition to being a fine young man, Markus has a very good mind. He has already demonstrated excellent analytical skills and a level of higher order thinking that will ultimately serve him very well in science. I look for outstanding things from him in the future.”

High School

Sarah Neeley, a senior and daughter of Gary and Beverly Neely, has been named student of the month at Cloverdale High School.

Sarah’s favorite subject is English. She attends Faith Baptist Church and enjoys sign language, reading, FCA, SADD, Student Council, Ambassadors and student government, as she is co-president of her senior class. Her future plans are to attend Indiana State University’s honors program and major in speech language pathology.

Mrs. Nees said, “Sarah is such a sweet young lady. She has a very pleasant personality, is always willing to help anyone that stands in need and is constantly smiling. She is unique and seems to enjoy the fact that she is. She’s not afraid to step out of her comfort zone to do things other people will not. I have enjoyed the many years that I have had the opportunity to have Sarah in class. She is amazing.”

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