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Sparta High School March Students of the Month

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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.

Representing the Mathematics department, Chad Hannigan is a freshman in CP Geometry.  His math teacher said, “As the school year has gone on, material discussed in class has scaffolded and become more complex yet Chad's performance in the course has steadily increased to the point where he is now maintaining an A average of 95.2 as we approach the halfway point of the third marking period." 

"He participates actively in class and helps other students. Chad also is able to visualize or derive ultimate methods in his problem-solving, many of which demonstrate a level of intelligence, understanding and creativity that have truly awed his teachers. Chad should be extremely proud of his accomplishments in math class thus far this year."

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The selection for March Student of the Month for English is Georgia Waehler.  According to her teacher, "Georgia comes to every class prepared, always stays on task, and leads by example. Her peers look to her to propel conversations, challenge them, and ask probing questions. I always notice and admire Georgia's presence in class, and her absence is always felt. Academically, Georgia is one of my strongest students, and her character is of the same caliber. She deserves to be nominated and celebrated.  Overall, I feel that Georgia is an excellent candidate for student of the month due to her work ethic, class participation, and ambitious academic drive."  https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif

Christy Graham nominated Mitch Coyle for the Art department.  A photography student, Graham said of Coyle, “He has worked really hard and has his work being featured in two public galleries this month. Fresh perspectives- where only 50 students of all NJ are chosen, as well as the congressional art show where he piece is hanging in the Morris Museum.”

Sarah Mathusek was chosen to represent the Music department.  Orchestra teacher Loni Bach said, “Sam is a very dedicated member of the Sparta High School orchestra and Chamber Music Club.  She is an accomplished violinist and is the first chair violinist of the Sussex County Youth Orchestra. Sam's hard work and dedication match her talent.”

Engineering Construction and Design 2 student Christopher Link was selected to represent the Technology, Career and Consumer Sciences department.  His teacher said, “Christopher puts his all into his projects and continually strives to exceed expectations.”

The Social Studies department selected Jordyn Fitzell.  Her teacher said, “Jordyn Fitzell has and continues to exemplify characteristics of a leader at Sparta High School through her performance in US II. Jordyn's desire to become a social studies teacher motivates her to challenge herself and others. Jordyn's historical assessment thinking skills were illustrated through a variety of activities and assessments, such as a recent research paper on the four most significant events during the Civil Rights movement and how these events impacted the era. 

“She earned one of the top scores in both US II sections by writing a wonderful argumentative paper. In class, she asks challenging questions, draws her peers into discussions, facilitates the learning of others, and produces insightful work. Jordyn extends her learning outside of the classroom by asking me for further books and documentaries about topics understudy. Jordyn and I have had follow-up discussions, which have led her classmates to follow in Jordyn's foot-steps. Therefore, Jordyn's performance in US II continues to exemplify an actively engaged, global citizen from Sparta High School.”

For the World Language department, Christiane Wessels selected Elizabeth Ukstins.  “I nominate Elizabeth Ukstins from my German 2 class to be the WL Department student for the month of March. Elizabeth is a very enthusiastic and devoted student, always ready and eager to learn. She does not only excel academically, but she is also a very friendly, responsible and positive person who is always willing to help others.”

Andrew Tavares was nominated for the Physical Education department.

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