CJH names Students of the Month for September

A group of teens in a doorway of a school hallway
The September Students of the Month at C. J. Hooker Middle School.

The student of the month is:

  • Respectful – The student treats classmates, teachers and staff with respect by valuing each as an individual, respecting differences, and valuing the work that others do.
  • Responsible – The student embraces the responsibility required to maintain progress in their schoolwork and other personal goals.
  • Positive – The student contributes to the success of the school by promoting a positive school climate through their actions and words.
  • Honest – The student communicates truthfully and in a respectful way with classmates, teachers, staff and refrains from dishonesty in completing academic work.
  • Committed to success – The student strives for success in all they do and works to the best of their ability.

Grade 6

Josh Marcelin is a wonderful young adult He has displayed excellent academic focus and effort in all his classes. Josh is an extremely responsible student He has excellent participation  in class and his positive nature adds to our learning environment He is kind towards others and is an exemplary student Josh is an outstanding role model for others. It is a pleasure to recognize Josh as student of the month!

Matthew Castillo Valencia has made a smooth transition to CJH Middle School! Matthew comes every day prepared and ready to learn. He biightens everyone’s day with his smile, and friendly “hello!” Matthew gets along with everyone, and is a great role model for everyone! It is our pleasure to select Matthew for student of the month!

Sufiyah Uppal is a respectful and responsible student who really cares about her work. She comes prepared every day, is an active participant, and takes piide in what she does. In addition she is very friendly, kind and compassionate. She comes in daily with a smile and a positive attitude. She frequently provides encouragement and support to her classmates and can always be counted on to help when needed. Sufiyah is a great role model for her peers and it is a pleasure to nominate her for student of the month.

Ryley Edwards is an extremely hard working student She enjoys working with classmates on projects and helping them however she can. She is a great volunteer in the classroom and is enthusiastic in eve1y class but especially in math class. She has settled into middle school so well.

Special Areas:
John P Sullivan IV (JP) truly has such a kind heart. He looks out for other students and is ve1y thoughtful of others. He is a great role model for those around him and is a pleasure to have in class. John is very deserving of the student of the month award!

Grade 7

Alana Schrank stands out as a compassionate student who is always looking out for her peers. She is supportive and encouraging of others and goes out of her way to be helpful. Alana is respectful of eve1yone in our school community. She comes to school each day with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn; making her a wonderful addition to each class. Congratulations Alana!

Mary Butryn shows a polite and respectful demeanor to her peers and teachers. She is kind and considerate to those around her. Mary also shows a positive attitude and a strong desire to be successful. Above all, Mary is attentive, follows directions and is conscientious. Congratulations on being chosen as Student of the month for September 2022. Well done, Mary!

Zulma Garcia – Everyday Zulma displays a friendly, kind, and considerate demeanor to both her teachers and her peers. She works hard and maintains good grades. She enjoys participating in small group activities. Zulma is a role model for her peers and is well deserving of the Student of the Month award for September, 2022

Special Areas:
Brennen Banas is a hard working and committed student. He is respectful, kind, and willing to take on new challenges. This year, he has started to play the baritone saxophone as well as the alto and is doing an amazing job! Brennen truly sets a great example for others around him.

Grade 8

Tarunya Balamurali is a bright, conscientious student who is always well prepared. She is highly responsible, driven  and dedicated to excellence. Tarunya is articulate, proactive, sincere, tenacious, and consistently looks for ways to improve. Tarunya demonstrates a positive attitude and is an excellent addition to all of her classes.

Isaiah Williams is a positive, diligent, and kind student who is committed to academic success. Isaiah comes to class prepared, participates in discussions, and treats others with respect. Isaiah’s work ethic and active participation is to be commended, and it is with pleasure that we nominate him for student of the month.

Carter Taylor is a respectful and responsible student who is committed to academic success. Carter always comes to class prepared, works diligently on assignn1ents, and collaborates well with his classmates. Carter is a kind, caring young man and it is a pleasure to recommend him for Student of the Month. Congratulations, Carter!!

Special Areas:
Grace Vanderpool is our 8th grade selection for student of the month. Aside from being well behaved, respectful, and hardworking in class, Grace displays compassion and kindness for others. She truly has a strength in making others feel comfortable. Her happy demeanor is noticed by many and sets a great example for others to follow. Congratulations to Grace!