Adrian Optimist December Students 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 the 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 Adrian Student of the Month for December is Senior, Jenna Shipley, daughter of Shawn and Amy Shipley.  Jenna’s activities are Volleyball, Basketball, Track, NHS, and Student Council.  She states, “You may not end up where you thought you were going, but you will always end up where you were meant to be.”  Adrian MS/HS Principal Abe Lewis states, “Jenna is an amazing young lady.  She is a role model for all students in our building.  Her talents and accomplishments are very deserving because of her hard work, determination, and the high moral character that she possesses.  There is no doubt that she will be successful in her future.”  Jenna plans to attend Pittsburg State University to become a dietician and she will play basketball and run track.

Pictured:  Adrian Optimist Member Josh Nieder, Jenna Shipley, and Adrian Principal Abe Lewis

The Miami Student of the Month is Senior, Jacob Dusenberry,  son of Louis and Melissa Dusenberry. Jacob is much into Basketball but finds time for fishing and baseball.  Staff at Miami state, “Jacob has been an instrumental part of my seventh-grade class as my peer tutor.   He has made a huge impact on these younger classmen.  Jacob stresses the importance of listening to your teachers, staying organized, and just doing the work they are assigned.  Jacob does each task asked of him and sets a good example for my younger students.  I am very proud of him.”  Jacob has a favorite saying, “You can see the future.  It’s right behind your eyes.”  He plans to go the Fort Scott College.

Pictured:  Adrian Optimist Member Jimmy McCanles, Jacob Dusenberry, and Miami Principal Angie Willey

The Ballard Student of the Month is Senior, Donovan Hinrichs, son of James and Teresa Hinrichs.  Mr. Bergen states, “Donovan is sharp, respectful, and has a great sense of humor.  I thoroughly enjoy having him in class.”  Science teacher, Jennifer Chambers states, “Donovan is a very kind person.”  Mr. Bridges states, “Donovan has an amazing personality and continually strives to do his best.  He is a great role model and a true pleasure to be around.

Pictured:  Ballard Principal Dustin Bridges, Donovan Hinrichs, and Adrian Optimist Member Mike Cumpton