Adrian Optimist 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 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 Miami September Student of the Month is Demrick Richardson, son of Kirk and Cheri Richardson.  Demrick is a senior involved in FCCLA and Quiz Bowl activities.  Outside of school he enjoys watching TV and playing video games.  He plans to graduate and get a job.  His quote to others and himself is “Everyone has a bad day, but things get better.”  The teachers at Miami say Demrick is an excellent A+ peer tutor.  He helps the students learn their math facts and he teaches them new math games.  He is a good role model. 

Miami Superintendent, Dr Daniel Johnson and Demrick Richardson

     The Ballard September Student of the Month is junior, Melinda Gunter.  She is the daughter of Brett and Sarah Bogart.  She participates in FFA and Art and enjoys painting, reading, and watching Disney movies.  She plans to travel the world and become successful.  Melinda’s inspirational statement is: “If they hate on you, that just means they are jealous.  Don’t get pushed around, stand up for yourself.” The Ballard Staff has said, “She is always showing positivity among her peers and in the classroom.  She is kind and considerate of others.  She puts her friends first and is always willing to lend a hand no matter what or how dirty the job.  She doesn’t complain and does her best with a sweet smile.  She takes the time to include others who are not always included and welcomes them into her group.  She works with students and is always kind and patient with them.  She shows character and wisdom.

Ballard Principal, Stephanie Nold and Melinada Gunter

     The Adrian September Student of the Month is Isabella Preston, daughter of Josh and Angie Preston.  As a senior she participates in FBLA, NHS, and Track.  She is an active member of Adrian Christian Church and their Youth Group.  She plans to attend a four- year university and obtain a degree in education.  Her student statement is: “Even youths grown tired and weary.  And young men stumble and fail. But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles.  They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not be faint.”  Isaiah 40:30-31.

Adrian Principal, Matt Davis and Isabella Preston