The following students were named March Students of the Month at the Newcomerstown Middle School:

Seventh grade student Casi Bell was nominated by her teachers as their March Student of the Month because they feel she is an all-around great student, who behaves well in class, works hard to do well, and always takes the initiative to complete all make-up work anytime she is absent. Casi treats staff members and fellow students with respect, and her teachers really enjoy having her in their classes.

Casi, daughter of Denny and Melissa Bell, thinks the best thing about Newcomerstown Middle School is the teachers, and said her favorite class this year is Social Studies, because her teacher Mrs. Jennifer Baker and the student teacher Mr. Sean Collins make learning fun. Outside of school, Casi enjoys being very active in 4-H and feels that one of her strengths is raising cattle. Some fun facts about Casi are that she has four pets (Sassy, Nitro, Red and Grace); her favorite meal is steak and mashed potatoes; her all-time favorite movie is "Where The Red Fern Grows;" and she feels she could not live without her animals. The best advice she's ever received came from her dad, who told her, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."

So far, Casi feels it has been a major accomplishment to not be afraid of any of the animals on the farm, and in the future, hopes become an ET Vet for cattle.

The eighth grade teachers have chosen Mya Cole as its Student of the Month for March because Mya has been proven to be an outstanding student. She shows great leadership both in and out of the classroom, and has even taken it upon herself to do some peer tutoring to help others.

Mya had a great sense of humor and shows tremendous effort in all her classes. She has proven to be a true role model.

Mya, daughter of Kelli Dansby and Jason Hardesty, and Jeremy and Belinda Cole, said her favorite class this year is History because she's always loved learning about history and her teacher Mr. Greg Marsh makes history fun. She thinks the best thing about being a student at Newcomerstown Middle School is that she gets along with all of her teachers as well as her friends. Mya feels that one of her strengths is reading, and in fact says that the best advice she's ever received came from Dr. Suess, who said, "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

Some of Mya's hobbies/extracurricular activities include cheerleading, track, choir, band, hanging out with friends, and playing with her siblings.

A few fun facts about Mya are that she has 4 dogs as pets; her favorite meal is anything from Taco Bell; the last movie she saw was "The Croods;" her all-time favorite book is "Paper Hearts;" her worst fear is growing up; and she doesn't feel she could live without her heart.

So far in life, Mya lists placing in the Tuscarawas County's Got Talent contest two years in a row as her greatest accomplishment.

In the future, Mya hopes to helps kids and teens.