The Oxford Area High School Student Council and Student Renaissance Committee recently held a breakfast to recognize the school’s Students of the Month for January. Each month teachers in a specific department nominate a freshman, sophomore or junior student for this honor, with the final six selections made by the school administration.
Students of the Month are chosen based on criteria including demonstrating an effort and desire to learn; involvement in school and classroom activities; respect for all school policies and personnel; concern for the school community and friendliness and support for other students. The following students were recognized by the science department as Students of the Month for January:
Dylan Coyle, freshman: Dylan’s favorite subject is history. In his spare time he is an announcer for athletic events and enjoys playing hockey. Dylan is a big fan of the Flyers and after graduation would like to attend Syracuse University to study broadcast journalism with the goal of becoming a sportscaster, preferably for an NHL team. He said being named Student of the Month, “made me feel accomplished, and I know I’m doing the right things in school.”
Kayla Weaver, freshman: Kayla’s favorite subject is English. She enjoys music, singing and writing. After graduation she would like to study for a career as a counselor for children or adults.
Michael Williams, sophomore: Michael’s favorite subject is math and he enjoys playing sports. After graduation he would like to continue studies in math and science.
Mary Thomas, sophomore: Mary’s favorite subject is English. She enjoys cheerleading and is a member of an all-star competitive cheer team. She also works at her cheer gym coaching younger girls. After graduation she would like to study for a career in special education. She said of being named Student of the Month, “I felt as though my hard work and efforts were noticed.”
Brittany Habbart, junior: Brittany’s favorite subject is chemistry and she enjoys attending Hornet football games. After graduation she would like to major in chemical engineering in college, and choices include the University of Alabama, University of Mississippi and Temple University.
Josh Stillman, junior: Josh’s favorite subject is math. He works as a tennis instructor and enjoys spending time with friends. After graduation he plans to major in finance in college, and his choices include West Chester University and the University of Delaware.