SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School principal Janet Ferraro has announced the April Students of the Month. Each month students are selected to represent each department within the school, by faculty from that department.
Kassidy Chavez was chosen by the Social Studies department. Her teacher said, “Kassidy is a sophomore in freshman World History because she moved to NJ from FL half way through this year. That can be a difficult transition for any student but Kassidy seems to manage it well -- she is a wonderful addition to our class as she is always willing to participate in any and all discussions and activities. In class she is always focused, kind to the other students, and is a diligent worker.”
Freshman Julia McEllen was selected by the World Language department. Her Spanish teacher said, “Her average grade as of now is 98.1. Since the beginning of the school year Julia demonstrated a solid middle school foundation of the target language and an excellent command of the grammatical, vocabulary, and speaking skills. Julia has proved to be a team player in her class helping other students when in need for clarification. She is positive, respectful, hardworking, focused, and ready to be challenged when necessary.”
The English department nominated Luke Simmons. His teacher said, “Luke Simmons is selected as the student of the month because he has been a positive role model for his peers from the very beginning of the year. Specifically, in April, he has navigated through passionate discussions with maturity, and he frequently validates all his peers' diverse opinions by empathizing with all sides of an argument. He conducts himself with academic professionalism and is kind to everyone. He went above and beyond with his job responsibility as scribe and can be seen helping his peers with assignments whenever he can.”
Patrick McQuillian represents the Physical Education department for April. His teacher said, “Patrick has done an outstanding job in PE class especially in the area of fitness, where he is exceeding and excelling in all fitness testing including a 5:23 mile.”
The Mathematics department chose freshman Kelly Zukowski. Her teacher said, “Kelly has done extremely well with some very hard topics in Honors Algebra 2. She works with her peers and seeks extra help when needed. Kelly is sure to excel in her future math course.”
Sophomore Hayle Capeci was selected by the Business department for her work in Financial Literacy. Her teacher said, “Hayle is a hardworking, responsible and caring individual. She is a person who accepts and utilizes constructive criticism, evaluates her work, and displays a determination to improve. Hayle is well liked and respected by her peers.”