GOWANDA - Gowanda High School selected Students of the Month for January.
Alexa Farner Grade 11: Mathematics
Mr. Beaumariage nominated Farner because she has over a 100 average in Calculus for both quarters and is always willing to go above and beyond what is expected. She is a good role model, confident in herself, but not selfish or self-centered.
Farner is a member of the junior class. She participates in volleyball, basketball and softball. After graduating from GCS she hopes to go to a four-year college to major in a field requiring math and science, perhaps engineering. She would like people to know she is going to miss her friends who are graduating this year.
Anthony Farley Grade 12: The Arts
Farley was nominated as student of the month for music by Ms. Stoffel. She chose him because he is a leader in Mixed Chorus. He is a kind and caring person who is responsible, prepared and always working hard. He is a positive influence for his peers and excels academically in class.
Farley is a senior at Gowanda High School. He participates in football, wrestling, youth group, small group, Sunday school and teen leadership. After graduation, he plans to go into the Army as an assistant chaplain and then become a pastor. He feels God is calling him to do this. He would like people to know he is a "Jesus freak" and willing to talk to anyone.
Eric Mammoser Grade 12: Physical Education
Mammoser has been chosen by Mrs. Cassidy because he displays many characteristics of "Panther Pride in Physical Education." He has a 98 percent attendance rate for class and has never been without proper attire to participate. He is respectful in class and hallways and takes a leadership role when asked in many situations.
Mammoser is determined to participate to the best of his ability in all units and is willing to make challenging modifications in units where he excels to make competitive and cooperative games appropriate for all peers. Finally, he displays excellence in physical education by taking responsibility for his grades, attending class regularly and by being willing to improve all skills when given suggestions or by analyzing his own performance.
Mammoser is a senior GCS, a member of the National Honor Society, and works at Thirsty's. After high school, he plans to attend and graduate from RIT. He plans to study engineering and move south to pursue his career. He would like people to know he finds his JCC Calculus class enjoyable.
Katie Stang Grade 12: Panther PRIDE
A student chosen for Panther PRIDE illustrates, on a daily basis, what being a panther means ... prepared, respectful, involved, determined and excellence. This month's selection is Katie Stang. Over her four-year career, she has impressed teachers with her dedication to her studies and her leadership. She is a mature young woman who exemplifies every quality that PRIDE stands for.
Stang is a 12th-grader at GHS. She has been involved in a sport every season since ninth grade - cross country in the fall, basketball in the winter and track in the spring. She also swims for the Gowanda Wave Runners. She is an active member of the Cattaraugus County 4-H for more than 10 years and is a junior firefighter for the Perrysburg Fire Department. She will attend either St. Bonaventure's or SUNY Brockport next year. Her field of study will be physical and health education. She would like people to know that living on a farm is one of the best experiences she could ever ask for.
Keaton Kennedy Grade 9: Social Studies
Kennedy was nominated by Mrs. Enders. He is very attentive during lectures and actively participates during discussions. He remembers every detail of past lessons. His favorite Social Studies topics are the Civil War and studying about Native Americans in the U.S. He is considered a great role model for the other students.
Kennedy is a ninth grade student who likes to use the workout facilities at GCS after school. He takes classes in Brazilian Ju Jit Su and karate. After graduation, he would like to work for the iron workers union. He would like people to know that he is an athlete, has a good sense of humor and is good looking.
Krystal Haggart Grade 9: LOTE
Mrs. Dempsey announces that Haggart is the student of the month for Languages Other Than English. Haggart is always prepared, respectful, involved and determined. Her dedication to learning is evident in her excellence in the classroom. Her positive attitude and willingness to cooperate in all Spanish activities make her a role model for other students. She is a wonderful young lady with a bright academic future.
Haggart is a sophomore at GHS. She participates in both cross country and track and field. After graduating she is going to college to study education and journalism. She plans to become a teacher, a writer, or both. She would like people to know that she is shy at first but once you get to know her that she is very outgoing.
Shaina Stockwell Grade 10: Business
Stockwell was nominated by Mr. Bugenhagen because she is a dedicated young woman who takes pride in her work and strives to complete all of her assignments both accurately and in a timely manner. She is always willing to help others who do not understand and exemplifies respect on a daily basis. He would like to congratulate Shaina for doing such a great job.
Stockwell is a 10th-grader this year. She is looking forward to graduating and plans to attend a college that will lead her into photo journalism. She would like people to know that she is energetic, funny, sarcastic and outgoing.
Skylar Ondus Grade 12: Science
Ondus was nominated by Mr. Speigel to be the Science Student of the Month because she always participates in her class and tries her best both academically and athletically. These positive traits reward her with high grades and a competitive edge which allows her to excel above her fellow peers.
Ondus is a senior and participates in volleyball, basketball and softball for Gowanda. She is also a member of the National Honor Society. After high school, she would like to attend Roberts Wesleyan College and study nursing so she can have a career she will enjoy. She would like people to know that she genuinely cares for people.
Taylor Nielson Grade 12: ELA
Nielson was nominated by Mrs. Geist because of his admirable traits as a student and person. He tries hard, does well, is always positive and continually strives to improve.
Nielson is in his senior year at Gowanda High School. Over his high school career, he has participated in cross country, track, and scouts. He is hoping to join NHS this year. After he graduates, Nielson would like to go to college then be employed in a stable career. He would like people to know that he is from Utah and he hope to go back there for college.