March Students of the Month named

March Students of the Month were recently chosen at Newcomerstown Middle School.

These students will be recognized at this month's Board of Education meeting, and will also be treated to lunch in the near future at Terry's Pizza by Mr. Peoples.

The sixth grade teachers selected Shienna Brown as its March Student of the Month because they feel she is a super-sweet and creative young lady who is always willing to help others. Her creativity shows in her daily wardrobe, but more importantly, in her school work. Shi's World History project was exceptional, and it was obvious she had spent much time researching Baghdad and Iraq, resulting in a beautiful collage which she designed and prepared. Her presentation to the class was well rehearsed and very informative. Overall, Shi is an outstanding student, and the teachers enjoy having her in their classrooms. Shi, daughter of Dan and Johnna Ross, and Leslie Brown, said her favorite class is art, and would like to become an artist or a veterinarian when she grows up. She feels that one of her strengths is her sense of humor, and thinks the best things about being a Newcomerstown Middle School student are her teachers and getting to attend dances. In her spare time, Shi takes hip hop jazz at Melody in Motion, enjoys her pets (a dog, a fish, a cat and a guinea pig), and says she cannot live without television. Her favorite celebrity is Lady Gaga, her worst fear is thunder and lightning, and the best piece of advice she has received so far in life came from her mother, Johnna, who told her to "treat people how your want to be treated." Shienna is proud of her accomplishments so far, including receiving her five-year award in dance, and being chosen as the March Student of the Month.

Dominique Davis, daughter of Clint and Jennifer Davis, has been chosen as the seventh grade Student of the Month for March by her teachers. They nominated her because she sets a good example for her peers, always participating well in class, completing her homework on time, behaving well in class, and cheerfully fulfilling her duties as Student Council homeroom representative. Dominique feels that one of her strengths is science, and in fact, it is her favorite class because the students get to be involved in a lot of hands on activities and projects. Some of her extracurricular activities/interests include volleyball, gymnastics, and helping her grandparents at Freeport Food Bank, and her all time favorite book is "A Child Called It." Dominique is pretty sure she could not live without television, computers or her cell phone, and her worst fear is being upside down. When asked what she thought was the best thing about Newcomerstown Middle School, Dominique said the seventh grade teachers. She is proud that her teachers felt her deserving of being Student of the Month, and in the future, hopes to be accepted at a good college. The best piece of advice Dominique has received so far came from her dad, who told her that "life is only as good as the choices you make."

Eighth grade student Makenzie Moner was selected by her teachers as their March Student of the Month because they feel she is an awesome young lady who brings a fantastic attitude to every class. Her teachers appreciate her effort and her willingness to do whatever is asked of her. She is also a great example to her peers, showing kindness and respect to everyone, and she is just such a joy to have in class! MaKenzie, daughter of Corey and Kelly Moner, said her favorite class is history because she has learned a lot about our country's history, such as information about Washington, D.C., and she feels that the best thing about Newcomerstown Middle School is the amazing teachers and staff.

Some of Makenzie's hobbies/activities include softball, volleyball, basketball and dance, and she feels that one of her strengths is her willingness to work hard. MaKenzie's favorite meal is steak salad, her all-time favorite book is "Throw Like A Girl," and she said she could not live without her family and friends.

Her greatest accomplishment so far has been being selected to join the National Junior Honor Society, and the best advice she's received thus far came from Jennie Finch who said, "A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams."

In the future, MaKenzie hopes to attend college to become a physical therapist.