Shavano Academic Booster Club announced its February students of the month for Salida School District R-32-J.

Teachers select monthly winners based on excellence in academic achievement, extracurricular activities, special efforts and/or citizenship.

Kamryn Everett

Kamryn Everett

Longfellow Elementary School second-grader

Parents: Brady Everett and Kimberly Woodruff

Nominating teacher: Sally Tameler

Comments: Kamryn is such a creative thinker. She continually finds way to add extras to her art projects to make them interesting and unique. She works relentlessly on her art and it is always fun to see her finished pieces. Kamryn’s “Happy Place” is definitely in the art room.

Erwin DeJesus Torres

Erwin DeJesus Torres

Longfellow Elementary School third-grader

Parents: Eleazar DeJesus and Maria Torres

Nominating teacher: Carol McIlvaine

Comments: Erwin is a hard working, honest and kind student. No matter what we are trying to learn and practice, he gives 100 percent effort. He sets an example of persistence and optimism for everyone to learn from.

Kaelin Martellaro

Kaelin Martellaro

Salida Middle School seventh-grader

Parents: Marc and Anna Martellaro

Nominating teachers: Kate Madden and seventh grade team

Comments: Kaelin is positive, cheerful, hard working and conscientious. Her drive to complete her work, make corrections and ask clarifying questions is commendable. She willingly helps other students with getting caught up and explains ideas to others in clear, understandable language. She has shown significant growth in reading and demonstrated self awareness of learning and her own abilities. Kaelin embodies the phrase “kindness matters” as she reaches out to help others or give an encouraging word.

Rachel Anderson

Rachel Anderson

Salida Middle School eighth-grader

Parents: Stuart and Ericka Anderson

Nominating teachers: Tara Lauterbach, Amy Tressler, Heather Eagen, Julie Bright

Comments: Rachel is a creative, curious and conscientious member of the classroom. She is concerned about the well-being of others. Rachel is always interested in the classroom learning target. She prioritizes her time well, keeping up on her academic responsibilities. Rachel has a strong moral compass and strives to make the school a better place.

Vanessa Christianson

Vanessa Christianson

Salida Middle School

Parent: Melissa Cole

Nominating teacher: Rene Frazee

Comments: Vanessa comes to class everyday with a smile on her face and an excellent attitude. She puts extra effort into Spanish class and shines as a Spanish student. Her great attitude makes her a valuable asset to the Spanish classroom. She is a model student and model community member.

Tobin Wheeler

Tobin Wheeler

Salida High School freshman

Parents: Lara Wheeler and Lorna Wheeler

Nominating teacher: Shawn Simpson

Comments: Tobin has done a great job in his transition to ninth grade. He excels in his work and in his drive to do his best. He is respectful and honest and a joy to have in class.

Shaylin Terry

Shaylin Terry

Salida High School sophomore

Parents: Andre Blaauw and Shannon D’Noffrio-Blaauw

Nominating teacher: Janine Frazee

Comments: Shaylin is an outstanding Art II student. Her work is always thought-provoking and well planned out. She has never been afraid to use and tackle new media and techniques and experiment with them when she does. Her strength lies within using mixed media, but she is well-versed in everything. Shaylin is open-minded and respectful, making herself a great role model for others in the class. I am extremely proud of all her accomplishments in art for the past two years. She is pleasure to have in class.

Maximus Ferguson

Maximus Ferguson

Salida High School junior

Parents: Jacqueline and Kendall Lee

Nominating teacher: Kevin Thonhoff

Comments: Very good and consistent grades, which shows self respect, effort and care. Not afraid to tackle challenging studies. Great attitude. Works with post-secondary goals in mind.

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