The Clymer Central School District is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 “Pirate Pride” Students of the First & Second Quarters. During each marking period faculty members nominate students in Grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 they feel are demonstrating leadership, academic improvement/excellence and service to school or community. “Pirate Pride”, the Character Education Committee, reviews the nominations and selects one student from each of the four grade level divisions.
Our K-3 Student of the First Quarter is 1st grader, Dakota Collins. She is the daughter of Cameron and Beth Collins. Her favorite school activities are art, playing with friends, music, free time, crafts & gym. After school, she likes to play with her sisters, play outside, watch tv., do crafts and eat a snack. Some of her hobbies include gymnastics, soccer, skiing & baseball. Dakota says, “She is really good at talking.” She practices kindness at home by helping mom and dad, telling the truth and helping people who are hurt. When Dakota grows up, she would like to become an astronaut. “My family” is her hero because, as Dakota says, “they help me and do a lot of things together.” Dakota was nominated and selected because she is a great leader, and is always enthusiastic and encouraging to her peers. She is also very responsible and demonstrates this by completing her work. She has a way of lighting up a room and is a joy to be around.
Our 4-6 Student of the First Quarter is 5th grader, Baylee White. She is the daughter of Dan and Heather White. Baylee’s favorite school activities are art, band, social studies and reading. When she gets home from school, she enjoys telling her mom about her day start to finish, play Minecraft and play with Newman her cat. Her favorite hobbies are reading, watching the Buffalo Bills, playing softball & soccer and going skiing. Baylee says, “I am really good at reading, beating my grandma at Uno, typing and computer activities.” She practices kindness at home by being polite, listening well and loving her family. She would like to be a web coder when she grows up. When asked who her hero is, she responded, “my parents because they show me how to love, respect and care for others.” Baylee was nominated and selected because she is a positive role model for her friends and classmates as well as throughout the school. She always shows respect toward adults by listening, following directions and helping out when needed. Baylee is the epitome of perseverance. She never gives up in anything she does, and consistently has a smile on her face, no matter what. She shows integrity in her daily actions and is never looking for a reward, compliment, or thank you. She does what is right.
Our Junior Student of the First Quarter is Kaylee Hodge. She is the daughter of Gordy and Michelle Hodge. In school, she participates in Cross Country, Track, Future Farmers of America and National Honor Society. In her community she participates in 4-H and has shown her dog at the state fair for seven years. She is Vice President of FFA. Kaylee is on the Honor Roll. Her hobbies include running, reading, drawing & four-wheeling. Kaylee would like to attend college and major in psychology. Kaylee was nominated and selected because she displays the qualities of leadership and good citizenship in and out of school. Her work ethic, integrity and respect for students and staff are a few of her many attributes.
Our Senior Student of the First Quarter is Emily Mills. She is the daughter of Jennifer Archibald and Jeffrey Mills. In school, she participates in Cross Country, Track, Jazz Band, Environmental Club, National Honor Society, Class Secretary, Senior Play & High School Bowl. Her awards, recognitions and accomplishments include 2019 JCC Community Connections, Student of the Year-Junior Year, and multiple pieces of artwork in the JCC Art Show. Emily’s hobbies include being creative, sketching, photography, spending time with friends & family, listening to music and skiing. Emily plans on attending college and is exploring her options. She wants to study Communications or Graphic Design. Emily was nominated and selected because she is a leader on teams. She has an incredible work ethic often putting in extra time after practices. She always supports & encourages her teammates. Emily also does great in the classroom and is a great example to others.
Our K-3 Student of the Second Quarter is 1st grader, Peightyn Rzepecki. She is the daughter of Julie Rzepecki & Peter Hetherington and Brad Rzepecki. Her favorite school activities are math, science, recess & doing words with Mrs. Persons. After school, she likes to play with her mom and be kind to mom, Peter & Blake. Some of her hobbies include playing board games, tag, hide-n-go seek, Awana, drawing and art stuff. Peightyn says, “I am really good at gymnastics, exercising and jump rope.” She practices kindness at home by being nice and respectful. When Peightyn grows up, she would like to become a nurse or a teacher. Peightyn’s mom and Peter are her heroes because, as Peightyn states, “They keep me safe.” Peightyn was nominated and selected because she is new to our school and had a tough first marking period understanding her own emotions, self-needs, and just being new. With many talks and much support, Peightyn has turned a new leaf. Peightyn is a helper in the room, cares for her classmates and is working super hard (even though academics are tough). Peightyn is showing pride in her own work and is always telling others how well they are doing. She is an amazing little one who has worked hard at becoming a better person.
Our 4-6 Student of the Second Quarter is 5th grader, Caitlyn Kriner. She is the daughter of Deejay and Amy Kriner. Caitlyn’s favorite school activities are art, gym, math and chorus. When she gets home from school, she enjoys cooking and playing with her pets. Her favorite hobbies include softball, soccer, Awana, Girl Scouts, making crafts and fishing. Caitlyn says, “I am really good at art, baking and running.” She practices kindness at home by helping her family and cleaning the house. Caitlyn wants to be a cook when she grows up. When asked who her hero is, she responded, “My mom, because she is caring, sweet, smart and helpful.” Caitlyn was nominated and selected because she has demonstrated that she is a hard worker and she's very kind to her fellow classmates. When given work to complete independently, she shows perseverance by working until the task is completed and when she doesn't understand something she is very good about asking questions. She also does a fantastic job of working with other students during small group assignments and is usually a quiet leader amongst the group.
Our 7-9 Student of the Second Quarter is 8th grader, Lucas Dunnewold. He is the son of Marie Dunnewold and Darrell Dunnewold. In school, his activities include playing trumpet in concert and jazz band. He plays modified basketball and baseball & is on the varsity cross country team. He is a member of Future Farmer’s of America. Lucas has earned awards for basketball and has been on high honor roll multiple times. His hobbies include playing basketball, video games, baseball, cross country running and hanging out with friends. He wants to attend the University of Michigan and major in engineering. Lucas was nominated and selected because he comes to class prepared every day with his materials on his desk ready to go. He takes initiative in the classroom and participates very well. He is a leader and sets an example for his peers. He is not intimidated by complex problems, but sets out to find the answer and seek help when he needs it. Lucas is a great example of Pirate Pride!
Our 10-12 Student of the Second Quarter is 10th grader, Anna Burnett. She is the daughter of Jeremiah & Amber Burnett and Katie Burnett. In school, she participates in volleyball and basketball. Her favorite hobbies are snowmobiling, four-wheeling, painting and horseback riding. She wants to attend Boces next year but is undecided on a career path at this time. Anna was nominated and selected because she always comes to class prepared, and ready to learn. P- When assigned difficult assignments or tasks, Anna completes them to the best of her ability, and doesn't give up when she's challenged. R- Anna is ALWAYS respectful to teachers and her peers. She can often be heard encouraging her peers to be nicer to one another, and she is a shining example of what it means to respect the classroom and school expectations. I- Anna is not a student who will be seen misbehaving or being disrespectful, and when peers were caught cheating, Anna was the only one to avoid the situation. D-Anna is NEVER a discipline issue. E- Anna consistently turns in her assignments on time, and they are completed to the best of her ability. She is a GREAT peer role model when it comes to this.