Students of the Quarter for 2nd Quarter
Mrs. White is pleased to announce Miss Kyla Cunningham as the Student of the Quarter for Business Education for the second quarter. Kyla attends our center from Washburn District High School. She is a first year, junior in our program enrolled in Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Introduction to Business. Kyla has a ton of spunk and charisma and can be counted on to work to her fullest potential, all while seeking opportunities to work ahead. She continuously puts critical thought in all of her work. Kyla has taken the initiative to add a positive quote to the board in our classroom each day. Kyla is also a member of our SkillsUSA chapter and has challenged herself to run for a State Officer position. In addition, she never fails to show appreciation for the learning opportunities that she has! She brightens the classroom with her positivity and smile! Congratulations, Kyla! You certainly will accomplish BIG things in your life!
Chance Bragan is Building Trades student of the quarter. Chance is a first year student in the Building Trades program. He has proven to be a very dependable, reliable and knowledgeable student in both the carpentry and masonry areas when it comes to class projects. Chance will also be one of many students from the Building Trades program representing PIRCTC at SkillsUSA this year. Chance works well with all of his classmates and is a hard worker.
Congratulations to Jason York, a second year Farm Mechanics student. Jason is a good all-around student that likes to tinker on just about anything, although he does admit tearing things apart is easier than putting them back together properly. He is quick to tackle just about anything that comes through the doors here in Farm Mechanics, from mechanical to welding, and fabrication. Good luck to you in your future endeavors and always remember to take pride in your work!
Madison Ward is one of the students participating in the AgriScience block in the morning. She has shown tremendous ambition and potential this year. She has started to participate in FFA meetings by filling the roles of missing officers as needed. Madison created, carried out, and completed her science fair project months ahead of time! During the free time that allowed for, she is now in the process of working on the Watershed Academy Web. The website offers a 15 self-paced training modules that represent a basic and broad introduction to the watershed management field. The modules are organized by six topics and vary in the time they take to complete, from ½ hour to two hours. Madison will be the first sophomore to complete this program from the AgriScience department!
Mrs. Donahue is pleased to announce Harleigh Brewer as the quarter 2 student of the quarter for Early Childhood. Harleigh is a second year student in Early Childhood and a senior at PIHS. Harleigh has a natural ability to work with children of all ages. She goes out of her way to make each child feel special every single day. She currently is working in Mrs. Willey class at Pine Street. Mrs. Willey is always boasting about Harleigh and how amazing she is in the classroom. Harleigh also makes great connections with the kids at our ACAP center. She isn’t here all day, but she squeezes every second she can into helping and interacting with the kids. Harleigh wants to get her doctorate in Occupational Therapy.
Emily Driscoll is an excellent student – she works hard to make sure she understands class concepts and does her assigned work very well. What makes Emily unique is her aptitude for the content of the course – of which she has plenty. Emily is the Student of the Quarter for Mr. Blanchard because of her strong work ethic and continuous positive attitude, which make her the person that she is. Emily comes to class prepared every single day (she has only had one non-weather/activity related absence all quarter) and is locked into class discussions. When other students sometimes lose interest during discussions, Emily is 100% engaged, which makes her a delight to have in class. She actively participates and can be relied on to take a shot at answering a difficult question when no one else is willing. Emily always turns her work in on time and is supportive and collaborative with her peers which makes her a wonderful role model. Emily is also a very good listener – whether it is information about a concept or an assignment, Mr. Blanchard only needs to say it once and Emily soaks it in. Emily regularly makes real-world connections with the topics we discuss in class – a skill that will help her be successful in anything she chooses to pursue. Emily is an example to her peers and most deserving of this recognition!
There are students and then there are exceptional students. A student comes to class on time, listens to the lessons and does what is asked – completing projects, taking tests and participating in class – in work force parlance punching in and punching out every day. No more no less. They get the job done. An exceptional student is different. They arrive in class ready to learn. They want to learn; they want to extract as much information as possible out of their time in the classroom. To the exceptional student the fact that X = Y is unimportant, they want to know why and how it could be so? They are avid learners that always ask questions and seek knowledge. The exceptional student goes beyond what is required. Not just writing the report or paper but taking the extra effort to make it exceed expectations. The exceptional student is part of the classroom community. Interacting and helping their peers – always willing to lend a helping hand with a smile rather than a grumble or a complaint. The exceptional student makes best use of their time always and lives by the oft told mantra that early is on time, on time is late and late is unacceptable. The exceptional student takes quiet pride in overcoming difficulties and problems – gaining confidence and knowledge as each hurdle is overcome. Howard Sargent is an exceptional student by any interpretation of the definition and we are proud to have him as the Drafting & Engineering Technology student of the quarter.