February Student Spotlight

“Without hesitation,” said Mrs. Carol Davidson, “Yes, I think Taya Wuchter should be recognized for February’s Student Spotlight.” Here’s what her teacher had to say about her.

Taya is in my third grade class this year, and she is wonderful. Taya is hard working, helpful, and always does her best. No matter what the assignment is, Taya is hard at work. She asks questions, takes risks, and checks over her assignments to make sure it is the best she can do. You can tell that she takes pride in her work and wants to do well.

Taya is also helpful. She is more than willing to help other classmates by answering questions, explaining a problem, or sitting with them to buddy read. She always has positive things to say about her friends and goes out of her way to make everyone feel special.

In addition to being a star student in my class, Taya is very active at home playing with her five siblings. Taya wrestles for Kennett, and has won many matches and tournaments throughout the past four years. In addition, she plays on the Blue Demons field hockey team. Although she is athletic and loves to play, Taya’s favorite thing to do is read!

What I love most about Taya is her willingness to do whatever is needed without wanting anything in return. She is an amazing student and I feel lucky to have her in my classroom. Thanks Taya for being such a wonderful role model for others.

February Student Spotlight

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Student Spotlight: Austin Guyer

Mrs. Joan Viscuso has many wonderful things to say about January’s Student Spotlight. Her thoughts are below.

When thinking of a student to recognized, it is easy to think of Austin Guyer. He is so helpful to me and to all of his classmates. Whenever something has to be done and Austin sees that there is a need, he jumps right in to take care of what needs to be done. Austin jumps right in to help his friends when they are in need as well. In addition to explaining how to do things and helping to put things away, Austin is a positive influence.

“I would be lost without Austin,” Mrs. Viscuso says. “I have never had a student who almost reads my mind and gets the jobs done. He always does things without asking for anything in return. Perhaps Austin didn’t know I was watching his awesomeness, but I was!! Thanks Austin for being you and for being a role model to others.”

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Student Spotlight: Claire Pruitt

Claire Pruitt is a 5th grader in Mr. Harris’s class. He describes her as a high achiever, good natured and an excellent citizen. Claire is active in many extra-curricular activities at New Garden. Last Spring, she played a “centipede’ in New Garden’s spring production of “James and the Giant Peach.” She is eagerly awaiting the spring of 2017 to star in whatever production New Garden may have. Outside of school, she currently has a starring role as an evil minion in the “Enchanted Sleeping Beauty.” Other extra- curricular activities include “Reading Olympics,” in which she is the captain, 24 Math Club, chorus, where she will be a part of a group solo singing “Journey in Peace” and she takes violin lessons with Mrs. Mata. If that wasn’t enough, she plays lacrosse for the Blue Demons. Academically, she has read over 3,000 minutes this school year for the Reading Around the World program.  She aspires to one day become an actress or a baker. She loves New Garden because the teachers and the students are so nice to each other. Her words of wisdom to her peers are, “Never give up! Show perseverance!”

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