MAYVILLE - Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for February achievements, are Luciana Sena, Calista Smith, Forrest Hunter, Ben Stahlsmith, Nathan Hammond, and Jamie Wright.
The student recognition program honors students in grades seven through 12 whose classroom performance, attitude toward learning, work ethic and extra-curricular activities set them apart. Teachers Marlea Brown and Amy Redman coordinate the Student of the Month recognition program in the secondary school.
Senior Luciana Sena is the daughter of Richard and Carol Sena of Ashville. Spanish, government/economics and band are Luciana's favorite subjects, and she plans to attend Jamestown Community College before moving on to a four year college. Luciana participates in soccer, softball, band, chorus, Student Administration, the High School Bowl academic team and school musicals. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the yearbook staff and the school newspaper, "The Bird's Beak." Outside of school she is a parishioner, lector, Eucharistic minister and altar server at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Jamestown. She also participates in the YMCA indoor soccer program. When asked what person in history she admires, Luciana said, "I get inspiration from Joan of Arc because she was young, faithful, courageous and strong." To be another person for a day, Luciana selected an astronaut because she wants to go to space.
Math and science are the favorite subjects of junior Calista Ariel Smith, daughter of David and Ann Smith of Mayville. Calista participates in cheerleading and track and field. Outside of school she belongs to the Women's Auxiliary of the Dewittville Fire Department. Her plans after school are focused on becoming an orthopedic surgeon. Abraham Lincoln is the person in history whom Calista admires, "because he was honest and nice to everyone. He was smart, fair with people and a peaceful man." To be another person for a day, Calista decided she would like to be the President so that she could see how government works and try to help improve it.
Sophomore Forrest Lowell Hunter, who is the son of Gregory Hunter and Kristine Hunter of Mayville, selected digital electronics, math and global studies as his favorite subjects. Forrest plays soccer and competes on the track team. He is a peer tutor and member of the Science Olympiad team. Outside of school he works at Webb's and enjoys snowmobiling and Xbox 360. After high school, Forrest would like to attend the United States Air Force Academy. President Obama is the person Forrest most admires, "because he the first African American President." Forrest has always wanted to travel to space, so he would like to be an astronaut for a day.
Ben Stahlsmith is the son of Dennie Stahlsmith and Brian Stahlsmith, both of Mayville. Ben is a freshman who enjoys social studies and math. He participates in basketball and golf, and he enjoys tubing, boating and biking. Outside of school he enjoys sports, working and hanging out with his friends. Ben would like to attend college to become a lawyer. The historical figure he most admires is George Washington, "because of his courage and willingness to lead. He put his life on the line for others." To be another person for a day, Ben wants to know what it would be like to play in the National Football League, so he chose his favorite player, Vince Wilfork.
Nathan Hammond, an eighth grader, is the son of Tim and Tracy Hammond of Mayville. Math and social studies are Nathan's favorite subjects. He plays football, basketball and baseball. He enjoys hunting and spending time at Turner Community Center playing basketball. After high school, Nathan wants to attend college to become a physical education teacher. He most admires Jackie Robinson, "because he was the first African American to play professional baseball, and he overcame a lot of difficulties." To be another person for a day, Nathan chose LeBron James. What would it be like to have all that money and fame, Nathan wonders.
Seventh grader Jamie Wright is the daughter of James and Debra Wright of Westfield. Jamie selected social studies, science and gym as her favorite subjects. She plays basketball in school, and outside of school she enjoys camping and snowmobiling. Long range plans for Jamie include attending Penn State. Her favorite person in history is Harriet Tubman, "because she saved the African-American people." To be another person for a day she selected teaching assistant Marcy Roush, "because I like her job."