SPARTA, NJ - Every month each of the departments at Sparta High School chooses a student of the month. Principal Janet Ferraro announces the following students were selected for March.
Audrey Biss was chosen to represent the World Language department. Biss’s German teacher said, “Audrey, a junior enrolled in German 4 Honors, is an outstanding student who has kept an A+ average for every Marking Period.
Audrey is an exceptional student, because she is highly motivated, she has excellent study skills and with her modest and friendly demeanor she serves as a role model to her peers. She is a most responsible, kind and helpful young lady, very much liked by her class mates and teachers alike.”
The Social Studies department chose Luke Romano. His teacher said, “Luke Romano is an exceptional student. He always has insightful comments in our daily historical discussions. The level of his written work is unsurpassed in my two sections of US1. I consider him to be a positive influence and an academically motivated young man.”
The English department student of the month is Sarah Dionida. Sarah's teacher praises her commitment to reading and always participating and helping her peers. In addition, Sarah is an amazing poet with a true love of literature and learning. She represents the consummate English student.
Freshman honors geometry student Rachael Sosik has been nominated to represent the Math department. Her teacher said, “Rachel is a very hard working and determined student. Her work ethic and willingness to succeed are two of her best qualities as a student. She is always very focused during class, constantly participating and helping her classmates succeed.
“You can tell that Rachel takes great pride in her work when she presents problems to the class. Rachel also self-advocates for herself, seeking help whether it be before school or during academic assistance when she needs extra help on a topic. Rachel is a pleasure to have as a student and I look forward to watching her continue to grow throughout her years of high school.”
Raphael Krause Palit was selected to represent the Music department. Palit’s teacher said, “Raph is currently a member of the SHS Honors Choir, a TA for beginner Guitar, and a member of Blues, Inc! Raph was recently accepted to William Paterson University, Rutgers University, Montclair State University, and is attending the University of the Arts in Philadelphia for Jazz Guitar Performance.
“On April 22nd, Raph was awarded the Rick Kerber Memorial Scholarship at the NJAJE State Jazz Finals. The Rick Kerber Scholarship is awarded to the most outstanding senior soloist at the festival that is planning on majoring in music the following year. Raph also gigs regularly with bands outside of school.”
The Science department nominee was Derek Campbell.
The Art department chose Beth Ann Putnam.
The Physical Education department selected Kate Schelle.