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 September is seventh grader Olivia Porter, the daughter of Jacque and Gary Hill and Jesse Porter. At school, Olivia enjoys being a part of the junior high volleyball team. Olivia’s outside activities are participating in the local 4H, riding in the Semi, working her cattle, and swimming at her grandma’s. Olivia’s plan for the future is to go to college at UCM to play volleyball.
The Ballard staff has said, “I have had the opportunity to see Olivia work and encourage her fellow classmates. The younger students look up to her for guidance and acceptance. She is a hard worker who always has a smile and shows kindness every day.” Olivia’s inspirational quote is, “Good job, great try, you are doing a good job.”
Ballard Principal Stephanie Nold and Olivia Porter
The Adrian Student of the Month is Christian Evans a Senior. Christian is the sone of Anthony and Stacey Evans. In school he is in Football, Basketball, NHS, FBLA, and is President of Student Council.
Outside of school Christian is an artist, drone pilot, and amateur investor. Christian states, “Thank you to all who have supported me and gotten me to where I am today.” Christian plans to obtain a degree in engineering or architecture.
Christian Evens and Adrian Prindipal Dustin Bridges
The Miami Student of the Month is Ethan West a Senior. Ethan is the son of Grant West. In school he works hard at Baseball. Outside of school he enjoys golf and his guitar. Ethan states, “Being a senior, I wish I could of appreciated my time here a little more and I encourage others below me to do so. “ Ethan plans to become a union carpenter. Angie Wiley of Miami staff states, “Ethan is kind to his peers and respectful to staff. He’s always willing to pitch in and help when something needs to be done. He always has a smile and a great sense of humor. If you’ve never had a chance to come watch him pitch a Eagles baseball game, you are missing out.”
Ethan West and Miami Superintendent Dr Daniel Johnson