Adrian Optimist Ballard Student of the Month

The Adrian Optimist Club is pleased to honor Students of the Month from the Miami, Ballard, and Adrian schools.  Criteria for this honor center on outstanding academic and civic achievement and school spirit.  Staff at each of the schools make the selection, and their decision is based on expansion of these criteria.   Selection is based on the criteria, but a student stepping up to a particular task will come to play in it.  Each student is honored with a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks”.

The Ballard Student of the Month for February is Rachel Evans a Senior.  Rachel is the daughter of Shawn Evans.  Rachel’s advice to her classmates is “Be kind to everyone, you could save a life.”  While doing very well in school, she is able to work outside of school as well.  Ballard staff has stated:  “Rachel consistently acts according to her values, beliefs, and principles.”  “I’ve never heard an ounce of negativity  from her.  She always has a positive attitude and works hard to make sure she completes her work on time.  She is always pleasant to be around and brightens our day!”  “Rachel always has a positive attitude and makes the very best out of every situation.  When faced with a challenge she always looks for the positives and meets the challenge head on.”  Rachel plans to continue her education at University of Central Missouri.