MAYVILLE - Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School honored for May achievements are Jeremy Gilbert, Joseph Marsala, Robert Hoitink, Bree Girdlestone, Madison Woodis and Joshua Janicki.
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 Jeremy Richard Gilbert is the son of Brenda Houser of Mayville. Calculus and Advanced Placement environmental science are Jeremy's favorite subjects, and he plans to attend the University at Buffalo to major in biomedical engineering. He is a member of the soccer and wrestling teams and plays bass guitar. He was recently named the recipient of the Norm Becker Senior Sportsmanship Award, as well as the U.S. Air Force Scholar/Athlete Award and an honor for "thinking outside the box" in calculus. Outside of school, he has a part-time job at Webb's. He admires Albert Einstein for formulating the general theory of relativity. To be another person for a day, Jeremy chose Dan Gable, "because he is one of the greatest wrestlers in history."
Music, history and science are the favorite subjects of junior Joseph Garland Marsala, son of Lawrence and Deborah Marsala of Mayville. Joey participates in BMX biking and enjoys listening to music, anything from classic rock to heavy metal. He plays the guitar. His recent honors include the Xerox Award and recognition for academic excellence in English 11. After high school he plans to attend Jamestown Community College, then transfer to Rochester Institute of Technology for engineering. Joey most admires Abraham Lincoln, who preserved the Union. To be another person for a day he chose Misha Monsoor, "an amazing guitar player who has produced some great music."
Sophomore Robert Christopher Hoitink, the son of Pete and Lorene Hoitink of Mayville, selected introduction to engineering design and any music class as his favorite subjects. Robert is a section leader in the chorus, sings in the chorale and plays trumpet and French Horn in the Erie Junior Philharmonic and its Brass Ensemble. He also plays the guitar. He was recently named Outstanding Brass Player at Chautauqua Lake. He is a member of the Science Olympiad team and was honored for excellence in introduction to engineering. Outside of school he builds and flies remote control airplanes, works on cars with his dad and is an altar server at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. After school, Robby plans to get his pilot's license. He admires General Enrique Gorostieta, "because he heroically died as a martyr at the hand of the Mexican government, defending the religious freedom of his people, namely the Catholic faith." Robby said, "I think it would be very cool to be a Blue Angels pilot for at least a day because they get to play with really expensive toys as a job." He admires the precision of such flying.
Bree Girdlestone is the daughter of K'Lynn McDonnell and Jerry Nichols of Dewittville. Bree is a freshman who enjoys French, English and science. She plays the flute and mellophone. She participates in soccer in the fall and track in the spring, for which she received a Coaches' Award and was named a First Team All-Star. She is a member of the Student Administration and the French Club. Bree loves to read and participates in the Chadwick Bay Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps. She was recently honored by art teacher Dena Carlson for achievement in digital photography. She plans to major in design in college. She admires Rosa Parks, "because she was brave and stood up for herself." Bree would like to be one of her parents for a day, "because they are hard-working people."
Madison Woodis, an eighth grader, is the daughter of Michael and Heather Woodis of Dewittville. Biology: the living environment is Madison's favorite subject. She plays volleyball and competes in track. She is a member of Student Council. Outside of school she is a member of Cheetah West Volleyball, 4-H, and the Dairy Princess program. She plans to attend college to become a small- and large-animal veterinarian. Carrie Chapman Catt is the person Madison admires because, "she fought for women to have the right to vote and argued that women could no longer be denied the right to vote." To be another person for a day, Madison chose her mom, "so that I could see everything she does during the day."
Seventh grader Joshua Thomas Janicki is the son of Stephanie and Jeff Janicki of Westfield. Joshua selected math, music and chorus as his favorite subjects. He competes in soccer, participates in the "Mad Knitters" and Chess Clubs, and he recently sang in the All-County Music Festival. Outside of school he plays soccer and other sports. He really enjoys reading. Long range plans for Joshua would include attending college. His favorite person in history is Abraham Lincoln because, "despite everything that happened with the war, he persevered and helped keep our country together." Since Joshua would like to know what it is like to be a National Hockey League goaltender, he chose Ryan Miller as the person he would like to be for a day.