Brownstown recognizes Students of the Month



Three Brownstown Central Community School Corp. students have earned recognition.

Students of the Month announced during Tuesday night’s board of school trustees meeting are fifth-grader Madison Darlage, eighth-grader Roshaun Hehman and senior Micah Ballard.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the students and their parents did not attend the meeting. Instead, principals read nomination letters as a picture of the student was displayed on a screen.

Darlage, a student in Mary Cobb’s class, was selected Little Brave of the Month for art by art teacher Mendy Stahl.

“Mrs. Stahl says that Madison is an amazing young lady,” Principal Chrystal Street said in sharing Stahl’s comments.

“She is friendly and kind to everyone and is an absolute pleasure to have in class,” Stahl wrote. “In addition, her projects and artwork are outstanding every week. Her work always shows creativity, originality and hard work, and I look forward to seeing her finished product each lesson. She is a talented art student and is definitely deserving of the honor of Little Brave of the Month.”

Hehman was chosen for the honor by the eighth grade teachers.

“Roshaun is a model student and a teacher’s pleasure to have in the classroom,” Principal Doug McClure said in reading the teachers’ nomination letter.

“He is a responsible student with tremendous work ethic, settling for nothing but his best effort,” they said. “He shows a willingness to learn new concepts, and if there is something he does not understand, he isn’t afraid to ask questions.”

The teachers said Hehman displays his time management skills by having minimal missing assignments while competing in football, basketball and track and field.

“He accepts his roles on the teams and does what he is asked to do to the best of his ability,” the teachers said. “He is willing to participate in class and works well with his classmates in groups.”

Perhaps the most important characteristic that sets Hehman apart is his respectfulness for his teachers and peers.

“He is always inclined to give a helping hand, whether it be running an errand for a teacher or trying to help another student work out a problem. He also lights up the room with his infectious smile,” the teachers said. “All of these qualities make Roshaun an outstanding student and a perfect choice for our March Student of the Month. Keep up the great work, Roshaun-bo!”

Ballard was recommended for the honor based on his performances in the school musicals all four years of high school.

“Micah has grown so much as a performer, and he has grown even more as a person,” Principal Joe Sheffer said in sharing the choral teachers’ comments.

“He was always ready to learn the choreography and help others who were struggling and was willing to help wherever help was needed. One performance, he even stepped in to fill in on a dance,” they wrote. “The transformation this young man has made will carry him far in life. Congratulations on this outstanding accomplishment.”

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