Students of the Month honored at Chautauqua Lake Central School for April achievements are Emilie Christie, Kirsten Elliott, Jenelle Senske, Samantha Bauer, Cameryn Hawkins and Chadelynn Johnson. The student recognition program honors students in grades 7 through 12 whose classroom performance, attitude toward learning, work ethic and extra-curricular activities set them apart.
Senior Emilie Christie is the daughter of Jeffrey and Frances Christie of Mayville. Advanced Placement (AP) English is Emilie's favorite class. She is the co-Valedictorian of the Chautauqua Lake graduating class of 2014, captain of the varsity tennis team, president of Student Administration, and vice president of National Honor Society. She competes on the High School Bowl academic team and traveled with the team to national competition in Washington, D.C., in late May. She plays clarinet in the school band and sings in chorale; she participates in the Rotary Interact Club, the IMPACT Christian fellowship group, and the French and Spanish Club. Emilie has traveled to Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Italy and Greece with two school-sponsored educational tours. Outside of school, Emilie enjoys volunteering in the community, participating in church activities, and participating in the Shin Gi Tai Judo Club. After graduation she will attend John Carroll University as an Arrupe Scholar to pursue an undergraduate degree in international business with language and culture. There she is also enrolled in a five-year master's program in business administration. Her plans also include study abroad and cultural immersion experiences; she hopes to become a leader in worldwide business, economic or political affairs. When asked what person in history she most admires, Emilie chose Saint Pope John Paul II, because "He was a man of deep faith and unshakeable moral conviction. He played an astounding role in reinvigorating the Catholic Church through his encyclicals and attention to youth. He was also a major world leader and a brave and adventurous role model." If she could be another person for one day, Emilie would be John Kerry, because "I want to try my hand at my dream job: United States Secretary of State."
Kirsten Elliott, daughter of Kathleen Sommer-Elliott and Chris Elliott of Mayville, is a junior who says science is her favorite subject in school. She also recently traveled to the national competition with the High School Bowl academic team. Kirsten competes on the track and swimming teams. After high school, she would like to attend a college "far away." Kirsten admires Susan B. Anthony for advocating for women's rights. Kirsten would like to be Hillary Clinton for a day, in order "to be as influential as she is."
Sophomore Jenelle Annette Senske, who is the daughter of Steven and Janet Senske of Ashville, selects global studies, chemistry and Spanish as her favorite subjects. Jenelle competes on the varsity tennis team and participates in Student Administration, Spanish Club, Newspaper Club, and the school musical. Outside of school, Jenelle likes to take tennis lessons, read, and spend time with family and friends. In college, Jenelle would like to major in pre-law and minor in a foreign language. Jenelle admires Mahatma Gandhi, because "he was incredibly brave and always stuck to his beliefs." Jenelle would like to be President Obama for a day, because "I would love to see the issues he has to deal with from day to day."
Samantha Bauer is the daughter of Todd and Susan Bauer of Chautauqua. Samantha is a freshman who enjoys Global Studies. She plays basketball and tennis; she also plays clarinet in the school band. Outside of school, she enjoys playing basketball. Samantha admires Christopher Columbus, because "he took a chance to explore." If she could be another person for a day, Samantha would choose Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, because "it would be fun to be royal for a day."
Cameryn Hawkins, an eighth grader, is the daughter of Ryan Hawkins of Ripley. Math, science, Spanish, and gym are her favorite subjects. Cameryn enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, and softball. Outside of school, she plays soccer and attends basketball camp. After high school, she would like to attend college. She has not yet chosen a preferred career path or field of study. "I admire FDR," asserts Cameryn, "because even in a country full of dread, he stayed positive and created hope for America." If Cameryn could be another person for one day, she would be Chelsea Goodacre, because "she is the catcher for Arizona's women's softball team, and they are eight time national champions."
Seventh grader Chadelynn Rae Johnson is the daughter of Doug and Amy Johnson of Dewittville. Her favorite subject in school is science. Chadelynn plays varsity softball, JV volleyball, and modified basketball. Outside of school, Chadelynn likes to play 16u travel softball; in the winter she plays YMCA basketball, and in the summer she participates in the park program. After high school she would like to study sports medicine in college and also play softball at the college level. Chadelynn admires Jackie Robinson, who "showed that baseball was not a white man's sport, and nobody was 'different'." Chadelynn would like to be Yan Gomes of the Cleveland Indians for a day, to experience what it is like behind the plate.
Teachers Amy Redman and Tara Reyda coordinate the Student of the Month recognition program in the secondary school.