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 November is Sam Setzer.  Sam, an Eighth Grader is the son of Andy and Heather Setzer.  Sam is active in Scholar Bowl and Basketball.  Outside of school he enjoys playing baseball and doing flips and other gymnastic moves.  Sam plans to stay strong in school so he can graduate and attend a college.  He has aspirations to become an animal geneticist, which could include testing animals’ genes to determine susceptibility to disease or resistance to disease.  Ballard staff state, “Sam always has a positive attitude and positive outlook on life.  He is always willing to help out in any way he can.  Sam is dependable and hardworking.  He is a great role model for others.”

Pictured:  Ballard Principal Stephanie Nold  and Sam Setzer