CLYMER - The Clymer Central School District is pleased to announce the "Pirate Pride" Students of the Quarter. During each marking period, faculty members nominate students in grades kindergarten though fourth, fifth through eighth and ninth through 12 they feel are demonstrating leadership, academic improvement/excellence and service to school or community. "Pirate Pride," the Character Education Committee at CCS, reviews the nominations and selects one student from each of the three grade level divisions.
The kindergarten though fourth grade Student of the Quarter is kindergartener, Bryce Hinsdale, son of Kyle and Brynne Hinsdale. While at school, Bryce enjoys morning jog, gym, coloring, lunch and watching movies at snack time. Bryce attends the Panama United Methodist Church and the AWANA program at the Abbe Reformed Church. He plays Pee Wee baseball, takes swimming lessons and enjoys skiing. Bryce enjoys many different sports and is an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres. He also enjoys attending Pittsburgh Pirates games. Bryce's favorite thing to do is to play sports with his big brother, Gerrit. Bryce plans to attend college and would like to be a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball player.
John Mark Bender, an eighth grader and son of Ernie and Rachel Bender, is the Student of the Quarter for fifth through eighth grade. John Mark enjoys helping his teacher do odds and ends after school. He has come a long way in his reading skills and works hard on his school lessons. John Mark enjoys playing his guitar, hunting, fishing and playing basketball. He would like to learn more about welding and get a job at Cummins.
The first grades nine though 12 Student of the Quarter is 12th grader Katrina Nickerson. Katrina is the daughter of Bert and Brenda Nickerson. In school, Katrina participates in FFA and track and is a member of the National Honor Society. Katrina attends the Abbe Reformed Church and is on their search team for a new pastor. She also is a member of 4-H, the church youth group, tulip queen candidate and went on the New York City mission trip. Katrina is the secretary of the Junior Holstein Club, the Class of 2012, the National Honor Society and is a camp counselor. She enjoys hanging out with friends, running and reading the Bible. Katrina plans to attend Jamestown Community College for the occupational therapy program and then transfer to Gannon.
The second grades nine though 12 Student of the Quarter is 12th grader Rebekah Wallace. She is the daughter of Scott and Sharon Wallace. Rebekah is a member of the FBLA, Trap Club, NHS and the Big Buddy program. Rebekah is very involved in the Cutting Community Church. She is a Sunday school teacher, nursery/Bible school assistant, sings in the choir and a member of the youth group. Rebekah has received several awards including FBLA Outstanding State Officer, FBLA National competitive event finalist in Public Speaking and Job Interview, Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, R.I.T. Computing Medal, Rensselaer Medal and the U.S. Library of Poetry Publication. Outside of school, she enjoys horseback riding, reading, writing, spending time with family and hunting. Rebekah plans on attending Houghton College for writing and Spanish. She has been accepted into their Honors Program, which includes three weeks of study in Vienna.