December Student Stars

Press Staff Writer

        Ohio University: Alyssa Heck of Oregon.
        Kent State University:                 Connor Furniss, of Oregon; Alexis Zapata, of Genoa.
        University of Findlay student Makayla Throop, of Woodville, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.
        Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
        The honor society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”
Burnham honored
        Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy senior Georgia Burnham was honored as a 2022 School Winner of the Heisman High School Scholarship Program, in recognition of outstanding achievements in academics, athletic, and community service.
        From an applicant pool of thousands of high school scholar-athletes, Burnham was named as a School Winner. She is a softball player for the Cardinals, has been in musicals and plays in the band. She is an altar server at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and has volunteered at the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank.
        Burnham intends to study veterinary medicine at The Ohio State University.
R.C. Waters names Top-Class Dojo winners
        R.C. Waters Elementary participates in a school-wide initiative called Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
        PBIS offers a process for creating safer and more effective schools by fostering a safe, productive learning environment. R.C. Waters has adopted a unified set of expectations for behavior in every classroom and non-classroom setting in the school – Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Ready.
        Student behavior is documented using a tool called ClassDojo, a tracking system that reinforces positive behaviors and quickly engages students in becoming accountable for their own choices. On a scheduled rotation, students are able to “shop” from the Dojo reward cart using the points they have earned for meeting the behavior expectations.
        Top Class Dojo winners for October include:
        • Kindergarten: Colt Forman, Austin Meier, Brady Kneeskern, Lovern King, Waylon Merkle, Paris Tingley, Kylynn Fleenor and Hunter Keller.
        • First grade: Tenley Perry, Lacie Epling, Aubrielle Sharp, Emma Forsythe, Willow McRitchie and Eileen Wittman.
        • Second grade: Waylon Ritter, Trent Moore, Camden Damron, Martina Gill, Jaydn Welch, James Lowe, Chloe Jones, Paige Short and Wyatt Polm.
        • Third grade: Cora Wright, Luke Hubans, Marley Graber, Ryleigh Goldstein, Mia Siegler, Eileen Howey, Tyler Metroff, Owen Riffner, Jase Klacik and Natalie McGowan.


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