SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School principal Janet Ferraro has announced the November Students of the Month.  Each month teachers in each department nominate a student to represent that discipline.

The mathematics department has nominated Stephanie Downes. Her teacher said, “Stephanie is currently in AP Calculus AB. She is a student who is willing to go above and beyond to succeed. Stephanie's extra effort has produced some great results.”

Savannah Rode was selected by the English department.  Her teacher said,” Savannah displays enthusiasm in everything we do in class. She comes in and leaves with a smile on her face. Her effort is felt by everyone in room and she is always willing to assist a classmate if they are struggling. Savannah is also not afraid to ask questions aloud when confused which helps her classmates to better understand the material as well. There have been many instances where she was a catalyst for a full discussion of a concept that was confusing to some.  I truly believe that she helps to make this class function at its best capacity, and I appreciate that quality.”

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The science department chose 11 grade chemistry student Nicholas Gorman.

Derek Campbell was nominated by the World Language department.  His teacher said, “Derek is a great student who shows leadership in the classroom, interest in the topics, knowledge of the material and more than often goes beyond what has been assigned. He brings humor to the classroom as well as focus on the work to be done. Derek has also been a very valuable help during the program at Helen Morgan School.”

The social studies department selected Emerson Chin.  His teacher said, “Emerson has not only continued to impress from a grade perspective, but his interest in the subject matter is top end.  Emerson also has a great understanding of historical concepts and connections to the modern day.  All around just a great part of the class.”

Technology teacher Douglas Krauland selected senior Kevin Carpenter from the Technology, Career and Consumer Science department.  Krauland said, “Kevin has been an integral part of the Sparta Scoop. Kevin always steps up and performs at level that is contagious to his fellow peers. This is apparent with the scoops that are projected to the school each and every morning.”

Freshman Cole Luizzo was chosen by physical education teacher Cathy Willie.  Willie said, “Cole is an excellent leader in the class.  Each day he brings positive energy and a smile to the gymnasium.  He continues to be the role model for others and is a pleasure to have in class each day.”

Representing the music department this month is Liam Rust.  Rust’s teacher said, “Liam is an active member for Honors Choir, Men's Choir, Freshman Select Choir, Shacappella, and the musical.”

Photography student Robert Pegollo was chosen to represent the art department.