Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for October achievements, are Molly Hindman, Kourtney Shearer, Jesus Reynosa, Kathleen Robin Johnson, Angela Shell and Katherine Schultze. 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 Molly Brenna Hindman is the daughter of Craig and Brette Hindman of Dewittville. Calculus and art are Mollie's favorite subjects. Molly competes on the High School Bowl academic team. She participates in the National Honor Society and Impact Club and represents Chautauqua Lake in the Envirothon. Outside of school she enjoys writing, being outdoors, building things and taking classical guitar lessons. She plans to attend a four-year college, possibly majoring in engineering or Spanish. When asked what person in history she admires, Molly said,"I 'admire' Jesus Christ. Being God tends to trump everything else." Molly also said she would not like to be another person for a day until "I could perfect myself first, which I do not foresee in the near or distant future."
English and chemistry classes are the favorite subjects of junior Kourtney Nicole Shearer, daughter of Randy and Karin Shearer of Ashville. Kourtney competes in soccer, participates in Sources of Strength and Student Administration, and is a Peer Educator. Outside of school Kourtney babysits, works at The St. Elmo at Chautauqua and plays indoor soccer. After high school she would like to attend college to become a child psychologist. She admires Marilyn Monroe because "she is a primary example of teaching women how to be courageous in themselves and confident in their own skin." To be another person for a day, Kourtney would like to be her grandmother, Betty Lucariello, "because she was a well-loved person who would do anything for anyone."
Sophomore Jesus R. Reynosa, who is the son Keith Kuhn of Ripley, selects science as his favorite subject. He loves to read and spend time with his friends. After high school, Jesus plans on furthering his education in culinary arts. If he could be another person for a day, he would choose actor Jim Carrey because he was in so many movies and, as Jesus notes, "I think he is funny."
Kathleen Robin Johnson is the daughter of Leon and Nancy Johnson of Mayville. Robin is a freshman who enjoys English and global studies. She competes on the varsity swim team and plays trumpet in the school band. Outside of school, Robin likes to cook and bake; also, every summer she goes to a family camp for two weeks with her large family. Future plans for Robin include going to culinary school and one day owning her own restaurant. She admires Rosa Parks, "because she was strong and stood for what she believed." If Robin could be another person for a day, she would choose Bobby Flay because "he's a great chef, has ten restaurants across the country, cookbooks and tons of money."
Angela Arminta Shell, an eighth grader, is the daughter of Dorraine Golden of Ripley. Math and science are her favorite classes. Angela enjoys reading, listening to music, and using her laptop. Her long range plans include attending college. The person Angela admires in history is President Lincoln because he wanted "everybody to be treated equally and tried to do something about the racism toward the slaves." When asked which person she would like to be for a day, she said her mother. "I want to see what she goes through having to take care of four children and operate the house at the same time," noted Angela.
Seventh grader Katherine J. Schultze is the daughter of Donald and Amy Anderson Schultze of the Town of Chautauqua. Her favorite classes are Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, advanced science, social studies and English. Katherine plays tennis and golf, sings in the chorus, participates in the Ski Club and plays alto saxophone in the school band. In the spring she will perform in the secondary school musical, The Wizard of Oz. Outside of school, Katherine enjoys ballet, pointe and jazz dance. She also plays tennis at the Lakewood YMCA, takes art classes at Portage Hill Gallery and is an altar server and youth group member at St. Mary of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. After high school she would like to major in a foreign language; she hopes to become a translator. Katherine admires Susan B. Anthony "because she stood up for what she believed in: the rights of women." For a day, she would like to be Malala Yousafzai because she survived an assassination attempt and is "challenging all countries worldwide to have all children in school by the end of 2015."
Teachers Amy Redman and Tara Reyda coordinate the Student of the Month recognition program in the secondary school.