Brownstown honors exemplary students at trustee meeting


Brownstown Central Community School Corp. has resumed its Students of the Month program.

The first students to be recognized for the 2017-18 school year recently received certificates during a board of trustees meeting in the administration office.

They are junior Claire Poulton, seventh-grader Breanna Carroll and kindergartner Alyvia Cockerham.

Poulton was chosen for the honor by the high school science department.

“Claire is an excellent student who is always willing to help other students,” Principal Joe Sheffer said while reading the teachers’ comments. “Her kind and thoughtful nature shows in her incredible work ethic and great attention to detail in science lab. Her human body system diagrams and clay anatomy mannequin are practically works of art. Claire is a wonderful person to work with and deserves to be recognized as Student of the Month.”

The seventh-grade teachers selected Breanna for exemplifying the qualities of respect, responsibility and resourcefulness.

“She displays respect for her teachers and classmates each day in the classroom,” Principal Doug McClure said in reading the teachers’ nomination letter. “She is pleasant, always has a smile and is a wonderful student to have in class.”

McClure said he can attest to Breanna’s positive attitude.

“I don’t know that I’ve ever seen this child in the last year and a half in the hallway without that smile,” he said. “It is just contagious. It’s awesome.”

The teachers also said Breanna exhibits maturity and responsibility daily as she balances homework and being a member of the seventh-grade volleyball team and Booster Club.

“Breanna shows resourcefulness as she is always willing to give her best effort in every task, no matter how difficult,” the teachers wrote. “Breanna is a true team player on the court as well as in the classroom.”

McClure said the volleyball team has had some challenges early this season, but it is a resilient group.

“Breanna is certainly a leader on that team,” he said. “They are playing as a unit, and they look really good, and they have not lost heart. It’s just really exciting to see them take the court and improve with every competition. Breanna is a huge part in the leadership that is happening on that squad.”

The topic of the month at the elementary school was best listener, and Alyvia was chosen by her teacher, Maria Anderson.

“Alyvia is a wonderful example of how a student should listen in class,” Principal Chrystal Street said in reading Anderson’s comments. “She is always choosing to do exactly what is asked of her, even when those around her are not. Alyvia knows what is expected of her and does just that. She does not have to be told directions more than once in the classroom.”

Anderson also said Alyvia is a model student.

“Alyvia chooses to show a proactive work ethic in whatever she is doing,” Anderson said. “I am lucky to have a leader like Alyvia in my room.”