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Students of the monthThe Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education honored four students recently. They are back row, left to right, Fernando Samano, seventh-grader at Argentine Middle School, Van Nguyen, senior at Harmon High School; front row, left to right, Hannah McCollum, Kansas City, Kan., Early Childhood Center; and SaVaughn McClaine, fifth-grader at Eugene Ware Elementary School. (Photo from Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools)
Students of the month
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education recently honored four students as Students of the Month.
The students, who were honored March 12, include Fernando Samano, seventh-grader at Argentine Middle School; Van Nguyen, senior at Harmon High school; Hannah McCollum, Kansas City, Kan., Early Childhood Center; and SaVaughn McClaine, fifth-grader at Eugene Ware Elementary School.
“Hannah McCollum is an excellent example of a well-rounded preschool student. It is obvious to those who know her that she will excel in anything she puts her mind to. She is kind hearted and always willing to help those that need it without being asked, students and teachers alike. She comes from a family that is truly vested in her future and the future of her siblings; and it is obvious in her personality and hardworking nature. She is truly a ‘one of a kind’ little girl who has a great future ahead of her. Sincerely, teacher, Rebecca Benson.”
“SaVaughn McClaine, fifth-grader, is an exemplary model of what we want our students to be at Eugene Ware. It seems as if he is willing to not only learn new things but also to think about how those things connect to other things he’s learned. He excels academically as well as socially and he is a learner in all things. He is kind and caring for adults and students. He is a real leader at our building and a ‘Quiet Captain’ of our fifth grade class. Sincerely, Collette Chaney, principal.”
“Fernando Samano is a seventh-grader at Argentine Middle School that has improved during this school year, more than any other student I work with. Since the end of 1st quarter, Fernando has been working really hard on his behavior and grades. He has become one of the most dependable students I have! He is finding success in school for the first time and it has changed him. At conferences in February, I saw him and his dad beam with pride in a way I have never seen before. I am so proud of him too! Sincerely, teacher, Kristi Palmer.”
Van Nguyen is an outgoing, bubbly senior that is fun to have in class. You’ll never see Van without a big smile. She is an honor roll student, and ranks in the top 10 of her class. She is a senior leader, plays volleyball, is a cheerleader and works with the student council. She is passionate, goal oriented and thoughtful young lady. She is a focused, caring young lady that has set high aspirations for her future. Sincerely, teacher, Steve Howard.”
- Story from Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools