Oxford Area High School honors students of the month
● By J. Chambless
Oxford Area High School recently held a breakfast to recognize the school’s Students of the Month. Each month teachers in a specific department nominate an underclassman for this honor, with the final 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 as Students of the Month for September after being nominated by teachers in the social studies department:
Sarah Robinson, freshman: Sarah’s favorite subject is American history. In her spare time she enjoys playing volleyball and being with friends. Her favorite thing about Oxford is all of the club options and that staff will help students to find a club they may like.
Riley Ehrhart, freshman: Riley’s favorite subjects are math and history. In her spare time she enjoys playing soccer. Her favorite thing about Oxford is "how nice the teachers are and how helpful they have been."
Elizabeth Lentz, freshman: Elizabeth’s favorite subject is biology because "I find it very interesting how the world works and why." In her spare time she plays club soccer or is busy with schoolwork or volunteering with Helping Hands at the high school.
Callie Jaycox, sophomore: Callie’s favorite subject is math. In her spare time, she likes reading, binge-watching Netflix movies or playing video games. "The thing that I enjoy most about OAHS is participating in the concert and marching bands and stage crew during the musicals," she said.
Natalie Giovan, sophomore: Natalie’s favorite subject is chorus. In her spare time she loves to sing. "When I'm not singing I'm usually playing my guitar or my keyboard and I also love to go to my brother's ice hockey games," she said.
George Tzanakis, sophomore: George’s favorite subject is history. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, play football and go on camping trips. During the summer he works at Camp Horseshoe, a Boy Scout camp in Rising Sun, Maryland.
Cres Nova, sophomore: Cres’s favorite subject is math. In his spare time he likes read. His favorite thing about Oxford is his fellow students. After graduation he would like to attend the University of Pittsburgh to study mechanical engineering.
Katie Little, junior: Katie’s favorite subjects are history and Spanish. "I really love U.S. history and learning about different cultures around the world," she said. "In Spanish, I like the challenge it brings to me and how it allows me to communicate and build relationships with people who do not speak the same language as me." In her spare time Katie loves playing with her dog, hiking and helping others. After graduation Katie plans to attend Liberty University to study for a career as a social worker or preschool teacher.
Larissa Smith, junior: "History has always been my favorite subject," said Larissa. "Something about seeing the world before and comparing it to now, and how some actions that we took in the past shaped our country and world really intrigues me." Larissa is a football cheerleader and sings in all three school choirs. "If you don’t catch me there, then I’m probably babysitting or with friends!" she said. After graduation Larissa would like to study for a career in psychology, and her college choices include the University of Southern California, New York University and the University of Central Florida.