MAYVILLE - Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for March achievements, are Maria Sena, Luciana Sena, Callie Girdlestone, Abigail Jantzi, Timothy Stewart and Jonathon Wiggers. The student recognition program honors students in grades seven through 12 whose classroom performance, attitude toward learning, work ethic and extracurricular activities set them apart.
Senior Maria Victoria Sena is the daughter of Richard and Carol Sena of Ashville. Science is Maria's favorite subject, and she plans to attend Jamestown Community College to major in biotechnology before transferring to a four-year school for her bachelor's degree. Maria plays clarinet in the band, sings in the chorus and chorale, and has participated in the school musicals. National Honor Society, Student Administration, Peer Education, High School Bowl Academic Team, Envirothon and Spanish Club keep Maria busy. When asked what person in history she admires, Maria chose Jane Austen because she wrote novels that weren't expected from women authors. She did what she loved. To be another person for a day, Maria selected Taylor Swift because, like Taylor, Maria has a passion for writing her own music to tell her story.
English, history, and band are the favorite subjects of junior Luciana Sena, daughter of Richard and Carol Sena of Ashville. Luci participates in softball, soccer and YMCA indoor soccer. She plays trumpet in the band and is a cast member in the school musicals; Luci is a member of Student Administration, Peer Education, National Honor Society and Spanish Club. Outside of school she is active in her church as an altar server. She volunteers and enjoys spending time with friends and family. Going to college, traveling the world, and being happy and successful are Luci's plans after high school. Sylvester Stallone was Luci's choice of a person she admires. Stallone is her favorite actor, writer and director of all time; his Rocky movies are classics, she says, inspiring on a physical, emotional, mental and patriotic level. Luci is happy with who she is and would not want to be anyone else for a day.
Sophomore Callie Morgan Girdlestone, who is the daughter of K'Lynn McDonnell and Jerry Nichols of Stockton-Hartfield, selected health as her favorite subject. Girdlestone participates in volleyball, and she plays mellophone in the Chadwick Bay Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps of Dunkirk. Outside of school she enjoys reading. Girdlestone wants to help people, so she plans to go to college to study a health profession, maybe athletic training. Girdlestone said, "There isn't one person in history that I admire. It is the people that serve our country and people that try to make a difference in the world because they make peace and try to make our world a better place." Girdlestone selected classmate Ashley Giddy as the person she would like to be for a day, "because she is tough, speaks her mind, and is just cool."
Abigail Edith Jantzi is the daughter of Brian and Mary Jantzi of Clymer. Jantzi is a freshman who enjoys science and TV Productions classes. She participates in chorus, chorale, and band. She is a member of the varsity swim team, Leo Club, Student Administration, Sources of Strength, High School Bowl Academic Team, and Envirothon. Outside of school Jantzi is active in 4-H Club and serves as president; she is a member of FFA, the Junior Holstein Club, and Teens on Fire Youth Group. Jantzi enjoys horse back riding and showing and judging dairy cattle. Future plans include college where she will pursue a degree in either science or agriculture. Rosa Parks is the person in history Jantzi admires because Parks "had the courage to stand up for herself."
Timothy Stewart, an eighth-grader, is the son of Dan and Kathleen Stewart of Mayville. Science, art and music are Stewart's favorite subjects. He plays drums in the band and is a member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 126. He is an altar server at St. Mary of Lourdes Church in Mayville, and he enjoys riding his bike. After high school Stewart would like to attend college for games design. The person he admires in history is Abraham Lincoln because he strove for the good of our country and civil rights. When asked who he would like to be for one day, Stewart said, "That's tough. I guess that would be the Pope because I would like to know the pressure he has leading the Catholic Church."
Seventh-grader Jonathon Wiggers is the son of Dough and Jacqui Wiggers of Ashville. When asked what are your favorite subjects, he said, "Every class is my favorite." He plays football but would like to add basketball and track next year. He loves music, including country, some rock and rap music. Wiggers enjoys archery, video games and being with his friends. Long range plans include college and maybe a career as a mechanic. His favorite person in history is John F. Kennedy because he showed how much he cared for everyone. He liked to see and meet average people he had not seen before. For a day, Wiggers would like to be in the Army "to witness all the men and women risking their lives for all of us."
Teachers Marlea Brown and Amy Redman coordinate the Student of the Month recognition program in the secondary school.