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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

The Clymer Central School District is pleased to announce the “Pirate Pride” Students of the Third & Fourth 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 Third Quarter is 1st grader Paisley Harvey.  She is the daughter of Craig and Erica Harvey.  Her favorite school activities are math, music and recreation.   After school, she likes to play with her sisters, play Mario Kart, go swimming, ride bike, play basketball and jump on the trampoline.  Her hobbies are swimming and gymnastics.  “I like to do forward and backward somersaults in the water and cannon balls. I like the balance beam and bars in gymnastics.”  Paisley says, “She is really good at swimming, adding & subtracting in math, riding bike and riding scooter.”  She practices kindness at home by helping clean her sister’s bedrooms, walking and feeding the dog and helping mom do the dishes.  When Paisley grows up, she would like to become a teacher.  “Caira” is her hero because, as Paisley says, “she helps me with my math and helps me with back handsprings and windmills.”  Paisley was nominated and selected because she demonstrates, Perseverance, Integrity, Discipline and Endurance, during this COVID Pandemic.  She has pushed beyond expectations in all areas.  Instead of doing the bare minimum, she has gone well above in all areas.  Paisley shows up to every single Zoom with a smile and has turned in all assignments via DOJO!  Paisley showed the ability to go the extra mile during a stressful time.  She has also reached out to peers to say hello.  She holds all the qualities of a student with Pirate Pride!

Our 4-6 Student of the Third Quarter is 6th grader Elliana Bodamer.  She is the daughter of David and Kristina Bodamer.  Elli’s favorite school activities are ELA, social studies and gym.  When she gets home from school, she enjoys softball, basketball and volleyball.  Her favorite hobbies are softball, basketball, reading, writing, horseback riding, family history and spelling.  Elli says, “I am really good at softball, basketball, volleyball and horseback riding.”  She practices kindness at home by playing with her siblings and making them stuff.  She would like to be a veterinarian when she grows up.  When asked who her hero is, she responded, “Jennie Finch because she is a great softball player and pitcher.  My grandparents are also my heroes because they taught me horseback riding and to love horses.  They are also super sweet and kind.”  Elli was nominated and selected because she has always been a positive leader in Elementary Chorus and in general music.  She was given 6 composers to complete for general music which would have taken most students 6 weeks to complete.  Without any prompting, she completed all six within the first week.  That shows self-motivation and perseverance.  Her quality of work is above and beyond the call of duty.  Even in the face of COVID-19, she is practicing her band instrument every day despite knowing that there is no end of the year concert.  She just wants to be good and excel at her craft.  Professionalism is the name of the game.  Respect and responsibility are evident in this leader in music, athletics and with her classmates.

Our 7-9 Student of the Third Quarter is 8th grader Ishmael Martin-Lacayo.  He is the son of David Martin and Dorcas Lacayo.  In school, he participates in Cross Country.  In his community he participated in a church Fall Festival run and cleaning parks.  He came in 1st & 3rd place in a science fair.  He enjoys mowing lawn for fun.  Ishmael would like to attend college and become a commercial pilot.  Ishmael was nominated and selected because he has persevered during online instruction 100%.  He has turned in all of his projects on time and shown extraordinary effort in his work.  He also completed the extra credit work to go above and beyond what is expected of him.  Before going online, he was dedicated to working, showing respect for his classmates and teacher and is a model for what you would label as a "student of the quarter.”

Our Senior Student of the Third Quarter is Rebecca Sullivan.  She is the daughter of Marlena Franco and Brian & Sara Sullivan.  In school, she participates in Cross Country, Track & Field, High School Quiz Bowl, National Honor Society, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Student Government as Class Treasurer, and is Vice President of the Music Council.  In her community she participates in 5&2 Ministry packing food, Chautauqua County Footsteps Ministry.  Her awards and accomplishments include JCC College Connections Student of the Year, Davidson Distinguished Scholars Award, Presidential Scholarship from SUNY Oswego, and Class of 2020 Salutatorian.  Rebecca’s hobbies include kayaking, reading and painting.  Rebecca plans on attending SUNY Oswego where she will obtain her undergraduate and graduate level of schooling for cognitive science. Upon graduating, she may study abroad for a semester, and find a job as a clinical research analyst, with her specialty being neuroscience.   Rebecca was nominated and selected because she comes into the classroom ready to learn with the materials she needs to succeed.  She perseveres through learning new skills and trying to do the steps herself prior to asking for help.  She's also supportive to all of her classmates, doesn't put others down but really tries to lift others up.  She stands out to be recognized!

Our K-3 Student of the Fourth Quarter is 2nd grader Kaylee Rhines.  She is the daughter of Michael and Courtney Rhines.  Her favorite school activity is “Go Noodle.”  After school, she likes to play in her playhouse.  Some of her hobbies include playing kickball, baseball and dance.  Kaylee says, “I am really good at Dance.”  She practices kindness at home by playing with her puppy while her sister gets her work done.  When Kaylee grows up, she would like to become a singer.  Kaylee’s mom is her hero because, as Kaylee states, “She cooks for me.”  Kaylee was nominated and selected because she has done amazing during this time!  She has completed all of her assignments and has gone above and beyond to add onto her writing skills by writing reports that weren't required!  Kaylee has been extremely creative within all of her work and gets everything done in a timely manner. 

Our 4-6 Student of the Fourth Quarter is 5th grader Maya Seekings.  She is the daughter of Shawn Seekings.  Maya was nominated and selected because she got all her work done and has made a point to text and email. She has done a wonderful job.

Our 7-9 Student of the Fourth Quarter is 7th grader Carson Faulkner.  He is the son of Sabrina & Andy Pierce and Ed & Tiffany Faulkner.  Carson participated in the Bowling Team, Trap Team, Band and FFA.  In the community, he is involved in the American Legion Post 365 Junior SAL.  His hobbies include hunting, 4-wheeler and dirt bike riding, fishing, farming & working.  His future plans include moving on to 8th grade and farming.  Carson was nominated and selected because he did all of his work and the first to get it done online. He has been so good at getting everything done and responded to all of the posts!

Our Senior Student of the Fourth Quarter is Elise Firster.  She is the daughter of Amanda Firster and Aaron Firster.  In school, she participates in chorus, yearbook committee, school store and assisted in the lunchroom.  Her favorite hobbies are crafts and computer activities.  She wants to have a career in childcare.  Elise was nominated and selected because she been an important member of choir and music class.  She participates every year and has even traveled to perform at Radio City on stage.  Elise helps teach her classmates and helps guide their learning in music class through reading and demonstrating.  She is always willing to try new experiences, playing instruments and singing.  Even with on-line learning happening since March, she has turned in assignments just like everybody else to the best of her abilities.  She always puts great thoughts into her answers.  Elise will be missed next year and her leadership, respect, endurance and integrity shines in everything she does.  Elise treats everyone with respect and works with others with a kind and gentle smile.