MAYVILLE - Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for April achievements, are Sam Snyder, Cheyann Doud, Abigail Jantzi, Abigail Whipple, Brittany Fardink and Sydney Lachajczyk.
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 Sam Snyder is the son of Steve and Amy Snyder of Mayville. Science and Spanish are Sam's favorite subjects, and he will be attending Middlebury College this fall. Sam plays soccer and is a member of Student Administration, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, and the High School Bowl academic team. Outside of school Sam enjoys spending some time sailing. If Sam could be another person for a day, he would like to be secondary school secretary Phyllis Palmer because, "she always speaks the truth."
Chemistry and human anatomy are the favorite subjects of junior Cheyann Marie Doud, daughter of Warren and Danette Doud of Dewittville. Cheyann has enjoyed performing with the synchronized swim team. She loves reading, Manga and spending time with family and friends. She is involved with the Upward Bound program and volunteers at a variety of events. She is a member of the Dewittville Fire Auxiliary and helps at Kristie's Kruise to raise money for the Kristie Ward Memorial Scholarship Fund. Cheyann plans to study forensic science in college. She most admires Leonardo da Vinci because, "he was very creative and had awesome inventions." To be another person for a day, Cheyann chose Abby from the television drama NCIS, "because I would like to work in a forensic lab like she does."
Sophomore Abigail Edith Jantzi, who is the daughter of Brian and Mary Jantzi of Clymer, selected Spanish and chemistry as her favorite subjects. Abbey competes on the varsity swim team, sings in the chorus and chorale and plays flute in the band. She is a Peer Educator and is involved with Sources of Strength, Student Administration, Impact Club, Rotary Interact Club, the Envirothon and Science Olympiad and the High School Bowl academic team. Outside of school Abbey keeps busy with Teens on Fire youth group and the Junior Holstein Club. She participates in 4-H showing and judging of dairy cattle and the Corry Otters Swim Team at the Corry, Pa., YMCA. Abbey enjoys horseback riding, reading, singing and four-wheeling. Her plans include attending college for study in pre-dentistry or neurology.
Abigail Whipple is the daughter of Gary and Lee Whipple of Mayville. She is a freshman who enjoys English and Spanish. Abby plays softball and is a member of the French and Spanish Club. She plays saxophone in the band and enjoys reading. Writing, volunteering and swimming occupy her time outside of school. Abby would like to attend college for nursing. She most admires Rosa Parks because of her bravery. To be another person for a day, Abby selected Michael Phelps because of his achievements as a swimmer.
Brittany Fardink, an eighth grader, is the daughter of Ron and Stacey Fardink of Ashville. Math and social studies are Brittany's favorite subjects. She plays softball, basketball and soccer both in school and outside of school. She would love to work with animals and wants to attend college to study in that field. She most admires George Washington because he was a great leader. To be another person for a day, Brittany would like to be one of her friends so that she could see what it is like to, "hang out with me."
Seventh grader Sydney Lachajczyk is the daughter of Michael and Jennifer Lachajczyk of Dewittville. Sydney's favorite classes in school are Spanish, chorus and band, where she plays saxophone. She swims and runs track. Outside of school she takes piano lessons and is teaching herself how to play the ukulele. Long range plans are to go to college to study photography. She most admires Audrey Hepburn because she was a wonderful actress and later she became a humanitarian. Missy Franklin was Sydney's choice to be another person for a day because she says Franklin is an amazing swimmer and, "she is so determined to be the best she can be."