Brownstown recognizes Students of the Month


The Brownstown Central Community School Corp. Students of the Month were recognized during Tuesday night’s board of trustees meeting at the superintendent’s office.

Receiving certificates were senior Olivia Barlow, seventh-grader Madison Singleton and fifth-grader Jason Watson.

Barlow was nominated for the honor by choral director Stephanie Brock. Barlow recently played the lead role of Ariel in the school musical “The Little Mermaid.”

“Olivia has a passion for music and performing unlike any I have seen before,” Principal Joe Sheffer said in reading Brock’s comments. “She has also proved to be a positive, strong leader and example to her peers. I cannot think of a better person to reflect the spirit and work ethic of a Brownstown Central High School student.”

Sheffer said Barlow gave an outstanding performance as Ariel, and he predicts an acting career in her future.

While reading Singleton’s nomination letter from the seventh-grade teachers, Principal Doug McClure quoted John C. Maxwell: “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” The teachers said that summarizes Singleton’s exceptional qualities as a student, an athlete, a mentor and a friend at the middle school.

“She demonstrates knowing the way for her achievements, confidence and geniality both in and out of the classroom,” they wrote. “Madison’s work ethic and determination has her going the way in everything she does. She shows the way through her involvement at BCMS.”

Singleton is actively involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, sports teams, volunteerism and a variety of clubs.

“She is the definition of leadership and stands out by just being herself,” the teachers wrote. “She has a positive effect on everyone around her. Madison truly exemplifies the traits of respect, responsibility and resourcefulness and is definitely deserving of the honor of BCMS Student of the Month.”

Watson was selected for the honor by art teacher Robb Reynolds.

“Jason is a very creative aspiring young artist,” Principal Chrystal Street said in reading Reynolds’ comments. “He is always asking how he can improve and build his skills. Jason has learned to convey his emotions through his color usage. He truly enjoys expression through art. It is an inspiration to see a young person get so much pleasure from creating his artwork.”