Brownstown Students of the Month recognized

BROWNSTOWN — The Brownstown Central Community School Corp. board of school trustees recognized the Students of the Month on Monday night during a meeting at the administration office.

The honorees were Brownstown Central High School junior Luke Imlay, Brownstown Central Middle School sixth-grader Alice Nowland and Brownstown Elementary School fifth-grader Bella Brown.

High school Principal Joe Sheffer talked about Imlay’s nomination.

“You might recognize Luke because he presented at the school board meeting last month,” Sheffer said. “Now, he is the Student of the Month, and he was recognized by the business (teacher).”

Imlay recently represented Jackson County at the Maverick Challenge regional finals, and his business plan for Lucky’s Farrier Equipment took home the judge’s choice award, earning him $500. During March’s board meeting, he gave a presentation about his business plan.

“Luke Imlay exemplifies everything the Brownstown business classes and Maverick Challenge is all about,” Sheffer said while reading his nomination.

“Luke started his entrepreneurship having no purpose to start a business,” Sheffer said. “However, Luke not only went through the Maverick Challenge but won the local competition. Luke went on to the regional competition and performed very well. Luke went above and beyond in and out of the classroom to create a business that will last far longer than any trimester hour class.”

Middle school Principal Doug McClure discussed Nowland’s nomination for Student of the Month by the sixth grade teachers.

“Alice is a perfect example of someone who exemplifies our schools three R’s,” McClure said. “Alice is responsible in her classes when it comes to turning in all of her assignments, which has led her to being on level with zero missing assignments throughout the year.

“Alice is respectful toward her peers and teachers. She does an amazing job of collaborating with her peers on partner work. Alice is mature beyond her years. She is a good friend to many but does not get caught up in drama or anyone else’s business,” McClure said.

“She is resourceful and a great time manager,” he said. “If she knows she has a deadline coming up, she uses some of her extended fifth period time to get the work done. She keeps her academics at the forefront all while cheerleading and playing tennis.”

Nowland also is a Tribal Council member at BCMS.

“She can be counted on to give up some of her lunchtime to sell Orange Leaf and participate in the Christmas Cheer Fund toy drive,” McClure said. “Alice has a smile on her face to go along with her easygoing personality.”

Elementary Principal Marty Young said Brown was recognized as Little Brave of the Month for art.

“Bella Brown is a conscientious and kind student with a passion for art,” Young said while reading art teacher Mendy Stahl’s nomination of Brown.

“I always look forward to seeing her finished products because she is so creative and often puts her own personal spin on my project parameters,“ Stahl wrote. “She works hard in class and is very encouraging of others. It has been such a pleasure having her as a student at BES and watching her talent grow and develop in art each year.”

Young said Brown is a joy to have at BES and will be missed next year.

“Bella is always pleasant to be around and works hard in everything she does,“ Young said. “I am proud of her efforts in Mr. (Adam) Disque’s classroom with academics and her passion for art in Mrs. Stahl’s classroom.”