EAST HANOVER, NJ- East Hanover School District has honored three new students of the month for this October. Jack Lemongello, Mackenzie Lalor and James Vadakkedam each stood out from their peers this month to earn this recognition.

Jack Lemongello represents the sixth graders. Lemongello is a part of the gifted and talented program and serves as a peer tutor. He is a positive role model in class and exemplifies East Hanover’s pillars of character.

“Jack has made a wonderful transition from grade school to middle school,” East Hanover Middle School Principal, Stacie Costello said. “He has gained the respect of his peers, is helpful to others without being asked and exemplifies kindness and caring through his daily actions.”

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Mackenzie Lalor was chosen out of all of her fellow seventh graders as student of the month. Mackenzie was singled out for her work ethic and her love of learning. She is gifted with a strong sense of responsibility for her age that sets her apart from her peers.

“Mackenzie is such a great student,” Costello went on to say. “She is a hard worker that always keeps up with her work…She is responsible and very reliable.”

The eighth grade class was represented by James Vadakkedam, who was honored for his leadership and hard work in the classroom. He is a hard worker in class and plays on the Eagle’s soccer team. He brings his excellent sense of good sportsmanship into the class and acts with character on and off the pitch.

“Both faculty and student body members have noticed how Jim reaches out to be especially considerate of students with special needs,” Costello explained. “His innate ability to have compassion and empathy for others is something everyone can learn from.”