Board honors three Brownstown students


Three Brownstown Central Community School Corp. students recently were recognized for their efforts in and outside the classroom.

The December Students of the Month are high school senior Lute Lahrman, sixth-grader Hannah Hackman and fifth-grader Raegan Ratliff. They received certificates during Tuesday’s school board meeting at the administration office.

Lahrman was chosen by the high school’s math department.

“Lute is a self-motivated student who excels in math and takes on many challenges presented to him head-on,” Principal Joe Sheffer said while reading the teachers’ comments. “He has also competed in math academic teams from freshman to senior year. He has truly impressed his teachers in his work ethic and politeness.”

Middle school Principal Doug McClure said one of his daily privileges is greeting students as they enter the building each morning. When he sees Hannah and her sister, Olivia, he said, they always are smiling.

“You just know it’s going to be a good day because they are a part of your student body,” McClure said. “They always brighten my day. They are just an absolute joy to have in the building.”

That’s why McClure said it didn’t surprise him when the sixth-grade teachers nominated Hannah for the honor.

“The sixth-grade teachers feel an excellent word to describe Hannah is ‘selfless,’” he said. “She is helpful and considerate, and she always has a kind word or gesture for her fellow students.”

Hannah also plays volleyball and is a member of the school newspaper staff.

“Hannah is an outstanding student,” McClure said. “The teachers value her effort and attitude in class, as well as her fun-loving and outgoing personality. She is an amazing young lady who exemplifies the three R’s at BCMS — respect, responsibility and resourcefulness.”

Jamie Temple, Raegan’s teacher at the elementary school, offered positive comments in her nomination letter.

“Raegan is always kind and caring to others,” Principal Tom McCool said while reading the letter. “She works very hard at school and participates in classroom discussion. She is a great role model for students at Brownstown Elementary.”

Raegan also is a student council representative and takes pride in that position.

“She is an overall outstanding student here at our school, and I’m very proud to have her in my classroom,” Temple wrote.