Braves of the Month recognized during board meeting

BROWNSTOWN — The Brownstown Central Community School Corp. board of school trustees recognized the Braves of the Month during a meeting Tuesday night at the elementary school.

Those honored were fourth-grader Kasey Sutherland, eighth-grader Loralie West and senior Cole Brelage.

Brownstown Elementary School Principal Marty Young said Sutherland was nominated for Little Brave of the Month by fourth grade teachers Hanna Hunsucker and Allison Wheeler.

“I couldn’t think of a more deserving young lady to receive the Little Brave of the Month for January,” Hunsucker wrote in her nomination. “Kasey shows compassion to everyone she encounters. She is always willing to help others, and she always comes to school prepared and ready to learn. She never gives up and is always willing to learn something new.

“Kasey is a living demonstration of citizenship because she has a genuine heart for others. She always does what is required of her without being asked. Kasey takes initiative each and every day to help with things that need to be done around the classroom. She is an amazing young lady who always stays on top of her academics on her own. Kasey is consistently displaying our Brave Way characteristic expectations, and she goes above and beyond to help in any way she can. Way to go, kiddo, and well deserved.”

Wheeler said Sutherland has an outstanding work ethic for a fourth-grader, uses class time well and is motivated to do her best.

“She is always well prepared for class, works hard to complete assignments and asks questions to try to understand the skill completely,” Wheeler wrote. “She loves to learn, and it shows. Kasey is also a student with a big heart. She is a student who remembers that her actions and words have an effect on those around her and works each day to do what she knows is right. I appreciate and respect the efforts she puts forth to show honesty and integrity.

“Kasey has a bright future ahead of her, and I’m glad I get to have Kasey in my class. Keep up the great work, Kasey, and thanks for being a great role model at BES.”

Brownstown Central High School Principal Joe Sheffer said Brelage was nominated by Jamey Wilson, who teaches the advanced construction class.

Sheffer said Brelage is the lone senior in that class and has been a leader from Day 1, according to Wilson.

“He has a desire to go into the construction field after high school with his current focus on framing,” Sheffer said. “Cole has great school attendance and an outstanding work ethic. He is one of Mr. Wilson’s go-to guys when he needs something done and wants it to be done correctly.

“Cole is a quiet but dependable worker who takes pride in making sure his work is done to the best of his ability. There is no doubt that this young man will be doing great things in the construction field very soon.”

Brownstown Central Middle School Principal Doug McClure said West was nominated by the eighth grade teachers, who wrote that she is a very responsible student who performs at a high level in all of her classes.

“Not only is she a good student academically, she is also kind and respectful to others, both adults and fellow students alike,” the teachers wrote. “Loralie is a Tribal Council representative, a member of the yearbook staff, works in the library as a RAT and is a member of the BCMS band.

“In all of these activities, she has shown a willingness to help others, both students and staff. Loralie does her best to cultivate and develop her talents on a daily basis, and we congratulate her on earning this honor.”

McClure said West is just one of those students who always seems to have it together.

“She comes to school every day,” he said. “She’s business-oriented, focused on her future and really kind to everyone. Last year, she was our responsibility winner for the seventh grade for the entire year. Congratulations and keep up the good work.”