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 K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 who 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 four grade level divisions.
The K-3 Student of the Quarter Blake Kopta, 3rd grader, is the son of Tina Applebee and Mark Kopta, Jr. He enjoys the morning jog program at school, Saturday morning basketball, afterschool Art Club and the Cutting Preps bowling league. He will also be joining little league and midget football. Blake has participated in the Clymer Tulip Festival, Tiger Cubs-Boy Scout Troop, T-ball, PeeWee baseball and flag football. He has received several National Physical Fitness Awards, several top reader PARP Awards and "Book It" certificates. Blake received two NYS Excellence in Reading Certificates for the Summer Program. He enjoys art and has won a MVP Young Artist Award and 3rd place poster contest award. His hobbies include: playing football, basketball, doing flips on the trampoline, spending time with his family, watching NASCAR and playing with his animals. Blake plans to attend college and be a NFL player or NBA player.
Alexis Wassink, 6th grader, is the daughter of Shane and Patty Wassink. Alexis is a member of the CCS band and after school Art Club. She is involved in the youth group at her church. She is on the CCS Honor Roll and has attended the All County Band and Solo Fest (Clarinet). Alexis' hobbies include: playing clarinet, horseback riding, taking care of her horse, listening to music and drawing. Alexis would like to go to Cornell University or University of Georgia to pursue veterinary school to become a vet.
Jenna Kibbe, 8th grader, is the daughter of Ray and Debbie Kibbe. Jenna is a member of the FBLA, FFA, Clymer Girls Basketball team, CCS band and the CCS Jazz Band. She was in the marching band that performed in the Findley Lake Memorial Day Parade. Jenna is on the Honor Roll at CCS. She also was "Camper of the Week" at Gannon Basketball Camp and was 21st out of about 200 in McQuaid Invitational in 2012. Her hobbies include: Basketball, horseback riding, traveling, "I love to do math," and hunting. Jenna plans to enroll at Penn State Behrend for engineering and then transfer to Penn State to receive her master's degree.
Jessie Heiser, 11th grader, is the daughter of Marcus and Julia Heiser. She is a member of the FFA, where she has held the office of vice president, president and treasurer; AFS, SADD, FCA, plays softball, keeps stats for football and Class of 2015 treasurer. She participates in the Youth Group and helps with Bible School. Jessie is on the High Honor Roll at CCS and has received the Discovery Degree in FFA. She loves to bake. Jessie plans to attend college for agri-business.