Brownstown Students of the Month recognized



A Brownstown Elementary School student has once again hit a high note with her music teacher.

For the second school year in a row, Loralie West has been chosen Student of the Month for music by that subject’s teacher, Lori Tabor.

West recently was presented a certificate for that honor, while Brownstown Central Middle School’s Student of the Month is sixth-grader Eulah Beavers, and Brownstown Central High School senior Evan Rohlfing is Student of the Month for business.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the students and their parents did not attend Tuesday night’s Brownstown Central Community School Corp. board of school trustees meeting. Instead, principals read nomination letters as a picture of the student was displayed on a screen.

West is a fifth-grader in Mary Cobb’s class.

"Her maturity, respect, talent and dedication are seen in the classroom and in performance," Principal Chrystal Street said in reading Tabor’s comments.

This school year, West participated in Music Club and sang a solo at the Christmas Lunch Theater.

"She is a delight to have in class and is always attentive and hardworking as they learn new skills," Tabor wrote. "She will be missed as she moves to the middle school, and I look forward to watching her continue to grow as a musician and a performer. Loralie demonstrates high-level musical abilities, skills and leadership."

The sixth grade teachers chose Beavers for the middle school honor.

"Eulah has worked diligently throughout the hybrid learning experience, never complaining and always smiling under her mask," Principal Doug McClure said in sharing the teachers’ comments. "The only time we have seen Eulah upset was during her brief quarantine."

Beavers kept in touch with her teachers and stayed on top of her work during her absence, proving herself to be a trouper and probably the happiest sixth-grader in the building to be able to return to school, the teachers said.

"She has been on level every level review so far, never falling behind in work. That has proven to be a huge accomplishment this year," they wrote. "We admire Eulah’s happy disposition and ability to make mistakes with grace, especially in math."

Beavers’ determination and work ethic are her teachers’ favorite qualities.

"She is always polite and considerate of her classmates and teachers," they wrote. "We would love to bottle up Eulah’s positive energy to share with all. We have no doubt these qualities will take Eulah far in life."

Rohlfing was chosen for the honor by high school business teacher Robin Perry.

"Evan created a nice website for Brewed Awakening (the school’s coffee shop) during marketing class," Principal Joe Sheffer said in sharing Perry’s comments.

Rohlfing also placed third and won $1,050 in the Jackson County Maverick Challenge with his business plan that he crafted while in entrepreneurship class, and he is now entering the Innovate WithIN competition.

"Evan is quick to help others and takes his studies seriously," Perry wrote. "Evan has a bright future, and I can’t wait to hear updates on his success."

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