MAYVILLE - Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for February achievements, are Luciana Sena, Calista Smith, Forrest Hunter, Ben Stahlsmith, Nathan Hammond and Jamie Wright. 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. Teachers Marlea Brown and Amy Redman coordinate the Student of the Month recognition program in the secondary school.
Senior Luciana Sena is the daughter of Richard and Carol Sena of Ashville. Spanish, government/economics, and band are Luciana's favorite subjects, and she plans to attend Jamestown Community College before moving on to a four-year college. Sena participates in soccer, softball, band, chorus, Student Administration, the High School Bowl academic team, and school musicals. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the yearbook staff, and the school newspaper, The Bird's Beak. Outside of school she is a parishioner, lector, Eucharistic minister and altar server at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Jamestown. She also participates in the YMCA indoor soccer program. When asked what person in history she admires, Sena said, "I get inspiration from Joan of Arc because she was young, faithful, courageous, and strong." To be another person for a day, Sena selected an astronaut, because she wants to go to space.
Math and science are the favorite subjects of junior Calista Ariel Smith, daughter of David and Ann Smith of Mayville. Smith participates in cheerleading and track and field. Outside of school she belongs to the Women's Auxiliary of the Dewittville Fire Department. Her plans after school are focused on becoming an orthopedic surgeon. Abraham Lincoln is the person in history whom Smith admires, "because he was honest and nice to everyone. He was smart, fair with people and a peaceful man." To be another person for a day, Smith decided she would like to be the President so that she could see how government works and try to help improve it.
Sophomore Forrest Lowell Hunter, who is the son of Gregory Hunter and Kristine Hunter of Mayville, selected digital electronics, math, and global studies as his favorite subjects. Hunter plays soccer and competes on the track team. He is a peer tutor and member of the Science Olympiad team. Outside of school he works at Webb's and enjoys snowmobiling and Xbox 360. After high school, Hunter would like to attend the United States Air Force Academy. President Obama is the person Hunter most admires, "because he the first African American President." Hunter has always wanted to travel to space, so he would like to be an astronaut for a day.
Ben Stahlsmith is the son of Dennie Stahlsmith and Brian Stahlsmith, both of Mayville. Stahlsmith is a freshman who enjoys social studies and math. He participates in basketball and golf, and he enjoys tubing, boating, and biking. Outside of school he enjoys sports, working, and hanging out with his friends. Stahlsmith would like to attend college to become a lawyer. The historical figure he most admires is George Washington, "because of his courage and willingness to lead; he put his life on the line for others." To be another person for a day, Stahlsmith wants to know what it would be like to play in the National Football League; he chose his favorite player, Vince Wilfork.
Nathan Hammond, an eighth-grader, is the son of Tim and Tracy Hammond of Mayville. Math and social studies are Hammond's favorite subjects. He plays football, basketball, and baseball. He enjoys hunting and spending time at Turner Community Center playing basketball. After high school, Hammond wants to attend college to become a physical education teacher. He most admires Jackie Robinson, "because he was the first African American to play professional baseball, and he overcame a lot of difficulties." To be another person for a day, Hammond chose LeBron James. He wonders what it would be like to have all that money and fame.
Seventh-grader Jamie Wright is the daughter of James and Debra Wright of Westfield. Wright selected social studies, science, and gym as her favorite subjects. She plays basketball in school, and outside of school she enjoys camping and snowmobiling. Long range plans for Wright include attending Penn State. Her favorite person in history is Harriet Tubman, "because she saved the African-American people." To be another person for a day she selected teaching assistant Marcy Roush, "because I like her job."