A trio of seniors, an eighth-grader and a fifth-grader recently were recognized during a Brownstown Central Community School Corp. board of trustees meeting.
Tyler Neal, Cameron Eggersman and Jacob Wischmeier were named Students of the Month for the high school, while Kylee Nowling earned the honor for the middle school, and Tori Lokey took the elementary school honor.
Eggersman and Wischmeier placed first in the county Maverick Challenge business planning competition with their plans for the Cover Crop Seeder and won $2,150, and Neal finished second with Hunt Safely LLC and received $1,500.
They then competed in the regional competition March 4 in Columbus, where Eggersman and Wischmeier placed second and won an additional $1,500.
They were nominated as Students of the Month by business education teacher Robin Perry.
Kylee was chosen by her eighth-grade teachers for demonstrating the three Rs of leadership — respect, responsibility and resourcefulness.
“Kylee’s work ethic, enthusiasm, willingness to learn and kindheartedness are traits that distinguish Kylee above and beyond her classmates,” Principal Doug McClure said in reading the teachers’ comments. “The biggest compliment to Kylee is that all of her teachers notice these traits in her. Every single day, every single period, Kylee’s commitment to her education and her kindness to others are witnessed.”
Outside of the classroom, Kylee can be found participating in volleyball or tennis, cheering on the football and basketball teams or helping the Tribal Council and other extracurricular activities.
“It is students like Kylee that make a teacher’s job not only rewarding but enjoyable, as well,” the teachers wrote. “Kylee will undoubtedly accomplish great things not only as she transitions to the high school but also beyond.”
Tori was named Little Brave of the Month for outstanding achievement in the area of music.
“She is very inclusive and always quick to rally students together with her natural leadership qualities,” Principal Chrystal Street said in reading the nomination letter. “She excelled as a dancer in the North Pole musical, and her performance was outstanding.”