NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - West Essex Middle School Principal David Montgomery and West Essex Middle School Assistant Principal Lisa Tamburri have announced the four Students of the Month for January, 2014.

The 7th Grade Students of the Month are: 
Cameron Barrett 
Cameron is always smiling. He works hard, does well in his classes, and is polite and friendly. His teachers are lucky to have him. His cheerful disposition makes him a welcome addition to every class. Cameron, a resident of Roseland, is a big fan of the Barcelona soccer team. He also plays for the middle school, club, and travel soccer teams. 

Audrey Smith 
Audrey is diligent, hardworking, and cooperative. She always helps others and is a pleasure to have in class. Her work ethic is exemplary and a model for all students. Audrey is a resident of Essex Fells. She enjoys skiing and playing soccer.

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The 8th Grade Students of the Month are
Patrick Coyle 
Patrick is an inquisitive young man, who is always tuned into what is going on around him and focused on the lessons and activities in class. He is polite and cooperative and works hard to put forth his best effort. Patrick is friendly and works well with his peers. He is an asset to our classes. Patrick, a resident of Fairfield, enjoys ice hockey and plays for the Montclair Hockey Club and Middle School Ice Hockey team.

Mary Matos 
Mary is a dynamic young lady with much to offer any class environment. She is very bright with a propensity to seek out new information and think about things in new and different ways. She is diligent and works hard to consistently produce quality work. Mary is respectful, friendly and sincerely kind when working with her peers. She is a pleasure to have in class. Mary is a resident of Fairfield. She plays the clarinet in the middle school band and jazz band and enjoys drawing.  

Every month, West Essex Middle School will select four students to be recognized and honored as the Students of the Month. Two students from each grade will be selected and the selection for each month will come from one academic team at each grade level. Cross-teamed students will not be neglected and will also be included in the selection process. 

To be selected as a Student of the Month, the middle school staff has decided to base candidates and selections on a review of the “whole” student not just the student with the best grades. Character traits such as honesty, perseverance, responsibility, integrity and leadership as well as a student’s academic qualities will be included in selecting students to be honored.

Honored students will have their pictures displayed in the middle school display case outside of the main office and on the middle school website. Honorees are also recognized during the morning announcements and receive a certificate recognizing their accomplishment, a “Student of the Month” locker magnet and a $5.00 Student Store Gift Card.