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 May.

Josiah Sutton was selected by the Social Studies department.  His teacher said, “Josiah, loves history from day one is interested in all aspects of history, loves to write, speak and debate historical events and current events.  Great insight on many matters at hand.” 

The World Language Department nominated Kaetana DeGiovanni. Her teacher said,Kaetana insists that French is spoken while doing all small group activities in class.  She is truly committed to increasing her proficiency in French and not just improving her grade.  Her work is diligently done, but what makes Kaetana worthy of student of the month is her commitment to proficiency. 

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“Noticing that I threw out some outdated flash cards, Kaetana was in complete disgust. She grabbed them and saw them as a great way to learn more vocabulary.  Her enthusiasm goes beyond the classroom. She recently volunteered to come to our French Club ‘Middle School Invasion’ where our intent is to ease nerves and let some incoming 8th graders create some bonds with older students.”  

Michael Loh is representing the English department for May.  Loh's teacher said, “Michael’s work on his final film project proves that senioritis is a myth! He set out for an ambitious project and managed to organize nearly a dozen other seniors to help him accomplish this task. Each day, Michael brought fresh footage to edit in class and managed to work diligently in pursuit of his narrative goals. His hard work and talent are both evident in episode one of The Classroom.” 

The Science department selected Michele Scaglione as student of the month for May.  

William Loewen was nominated by the Mathematics department.  His teacher said, “Billy has an A average in Calculus CP for the year and is exempt from the final exam.  He is always an active member of his group, helping anyone that needs assistance.” 

Caitlyn Scarpa was chosen by the Art department.

The Physical Education department chose Bryon Meyers.  His teacher said, “Bryon consistently arrives to class on time and prepared for participation with enthusiasm for the day's activities. Student has displayed a positive attitude and good sportsmanship through the school year, including the month of May.”

Kaylynn Pierce was chosen by the Music department.  Kaylynn’s teacher said, “She sings in Honors Choir, Nightingales Women's Choir, Shacappella, and is a teaching assistant for Freshman Select Choir.  She shows a lot of dedication to music and is thoughtful towards her peers.”  

 The Technology, Career and Consumer Science department selected Josh Knospler

The Business department nominated Robert Whalen. His teachers said, “Robert is a freshman who is taking Marketing and Management class. He is a DECA member who participated in regional and state competition. Robert is a hardworking, responsible and caring individual.  His record is filled with polite manners, positive attitude and strong academic work ethics.”