SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School principal Ronnie Spring announces the September Students of the Month 2019.  Every month a student is selected to represent each department, nominated by teachers.

The English department selected Kelsi Loewen.  Her teacher said, “She has an A+  average thus far and wrote an absolutely perfect thematic essay on the father/son relationship in The Road. Kelsi is always taking a lead role in class discussions without being overbearing at all. She volunteers to be scribe for group chats and is always engaged and enthusiastic. A true delight.”

Emily Harms was chosen by her Environmental science teacher.  “Emily has been a model student this month in Environmental Science. She asks thoughtful and inquisitive questions on a regular basis. She is a very active and enthusiastic participant each day.”

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The Social Studies department nominated sophomore Amanda Sanagorski.  Her U.S. History teacher said, “Amanda has found USI to be interesting has put forth great effort to improve her grade. I had her last year and she has been improving each semester since I had her. She deserves credit for her enthusiasm and effort.”

Senior French student Jessica Fenners was selected by the World Language department.  Fenners’ teacher said, “Jessica is a humble hardworking young lady who shows her dedication to and talent in French in the classroom as well as outside through her participation in the elementary school program at Helen Morgan. Jessica is very conscientious and always tries her best. She is always looking for ways to improve and is an outstanding student in AP French.  Jessica wholeheartedly deserves the nomination of Student of the Month for French. Tu le merites, bon travail Jessica.”


Matthew Francesutto was chosen by the physical education department.  His teacher said, “Matt has scored in the top tier for the junior class for all major events. He has scored high marks on all fitness challenge assessments, running one of the fastest mile times in that big event.”

The music department selected Matt Duffau.  He teacher said. “He is doing so well in class as well as excelling in marching band. He was just accepted to the varsity jazz band and is so excited about band in general. I would love to have a whole bunch of Matts.”

Kavya Mamath represents the mathematics department.  Mamath’s teacher said, “Kavya had a great month of September. She was close to perfect on every assessment so far. She works so well with her peers on assignments in class. She participates in class and asks very insightful questions that have lead us to some interesting discussions. Kavya is a very determined student and willing to put the time in to be successful.”

Freshman Tristan Jennings was selected by the art department for his work in the Intro to Sculpture class.  His teacher said, “He currently has an A+ in the class, and he really excelled on the first project. Not only did he go above and beyond in the creation of the sculpture, but he put lots of thought into planning a preparing. Well-deserved for thinking outside the box to create a unique design.”

The technology, career and consumer science department selected Canavan Storms.  Her teacher said, “She is a 3rd year Marketing student, is a DECA standout and is an integral part of the School Store operations. She takes initiative, helps out in all areas, and does it all with an optimistic attitude.”