Cale Dinger, Kameryn Dorland and Jayson Sanders have been named Students of the Month for November at Newcomerstown Middle School.
Cale Dinger, sixth-grader, was nominated by his teachers as their pick for November Student of the Month because he is a respectful young man who is always working hard to achieve high scores and challenge himself with his learning. He is friendly toward his peers and is always willing to help them when needed. His teachers encourage him to keep up the hard work, and want them to know that they are very proud of him, not only as a student, but as a young man. He makes NMS a better place. Cale, son of John and Marna Dinger, says math is his favorite class this year because he likes to use strategies to solve problems, and in his spare time, he enjoys showing steers in 4-H, deer hunting, and playing baseball and basketball. If Cale were principal, he there would be no school on Fridays. Some more fun facts about Cale are that he has six pets (one dog and five cows); his favorite meal is macaroni and cheese; the last movie he watched was Big Jake; his all-time favorite book is Rain Reign; his favorite celebrity is John Wayne; his worst fear is snakes; and if he were invisible, he would scare his brother. The best advice Cale has received came from his teacher, Mrs. Brooks, who said, "Just keep trying when things are hard." Cale feels his greatest achievement so far has been getting 7th place overall with his steer. In the future, he hopes to become a veterinarian.
Seventh-grader Kameryn Dorland was chosen by her teachers because she usually has a bright smile to share with everyone and an upbeat personality. She also exhibits a nice sense of humor. Helping others who are struggling is another character trait that Kameryn possesses. Her teachers really enjoy having her in their classes. Kameryn, daughter of Kari Burkhart and Shayne Dorland, enjoys playing basketball and softball in her spare time. Her favorite class this year is science because she enjoys doing experiments. If she were principal, she would take away student lunch fees. Some more fun facts about Kameryn are that she has 3 dogs, named Mya, Kindel and Layla; her favorite meal is tacos; her favorite movie is Stranger Things; her all-time favorite book is A Child Called It; her favorite celebrity is Gaten Matarazzo; her worst fear is drowning; and her pet peeve is people touching her hair. So far in life, Kameryn feels her greatest accomplishment has been playing softball for Newcomerstown, and the best advice she's received came from her dad, who told her, "If you get hurt, walk it off." In the future, she hopes to become and EMT, and would like to help our world by volunteering at an animal hospital.
The eighth-grade teachers selected Jayson Sanders as their Student of the Month for November, and would like to thank him for his consistent hard work and effort in the classroom. These qualities make him one of the top students in the class. In addition to his classroom performance, Jayson is a leader on multiple sports teams, including cross-country, basketball and track. Jayson, son of Rich and Beth Sanders says his favorite class is history because he likes the subject and is good at it, and feels that math is also one of his strengths, because he always manages to earn a good grade in that subject as well. His favorite thing(s) about NMS are the teachers because they have all been good at teaching him throughout his middle school career, and he feels his greatest accomplishment thus far has been finishing 11th place in the IVC meet, and making 2nd team IVC. The best piece of advice Jayson has received came from his mom, who told him, "Treat others how you want to be treated." In the future, he plans to graduate high school and secure a good job.