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 Student of the Month is Payton McConnell; he is in 9th grade. Payton is the son of Jacob and Amanda McConnell. In school he is in Basketball and Soccer. Outside of school he likes to watch videos about cars and mechanics. After school Payton wants to work on tractors. Miami staff state, “Payton loves the outdoors and has so much to teach us about hunting and many other topics. If I was to speak for Payton, I feel confident he would say that sitting in math class is not his favorite thing. However, Payton has worked extremely hard this year. He is showing a great work ethic, pride in his accomplishments, and a drive to successfully complete his work even when it becomes difficult.” Payton says, “Always try your best to get good grades.