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Student of the Month Program – High Achievers Earn Recognition at GSJSHS

How are high achievers recognized at Golden Sierra High School? A new Student of the Month program,
designed by teacher Bill Sammons and Librarian Angela Schroeder, and in collaboration with Principal
Jeremy Meyers, is highlighting a 7 th -12 th grade student each month. All staff recognize one student in
their class, then these students are reviewed by the team and a final selection is made.

What criteria is considered for recommendation? Each teacher bases his/her decision upon character
traits such as citizenship, service, integrity, contribution to class as well as academic achievement,
perseverance and determination. GSJSH is striving to ensure that students plan for their future;
“building a college resume can begin as early as 7 th grade,” says Sammons. “It’s never too early to start.”

All students are recognized in class and receive a certificate of merit; the Student of the Month is
featured in a video production designed and filmed in the CTE video production class. The student’s
picture and description of his/her outstanding student attributes is displayed in the hallway display case.

Student Landon York was selected by Sammons in September “for his academic achievement as well as
his contribution to the school through his participation in extra-curricular activities.” October’s student
was Madison Bradley, nominated by Mr. Robin Jones, who stated “I have seen enormous improvement
from Algebra 1 to now. She has transitioned …thanks to her perseverance.”

Student Paige Dehlinger has been selected for November.  As nominating teacher Tim Palmer said, “Paige is an outstanding student.  In addition to excelling academically, she works hard as part of the school drama club and peer advocate program. Paige is one of the best critical thinkers I have ever had the pleasure of teaching. Her writing is filled with expressive and articulate word choices and shows a mastery of reasoned thought and organization.

This tangible recognition of what makes a Golden Sierra Super Star is just one way to encourage
students to work hard, set positive role models and achieve at their personal best.

Congratulations, Golden Sierra Students of the Month.