Success comes in many forms and is dependent on a person’s situation. As educators, we encounter success every day working with students in our classrooms, on the field, court, or stage. We are fortunate that we have this opportunity. As the years go by we see students mature and grow into adults who leave and go on to do great things from this school. If you spend any time on social media you would know that not everyone celebrates each other’s successes. Unfortunately, people often use these platforms to point out the differences in each other, humiliate someone for their views and the way they choose to express themselves and at times even downplay someone celebrating personal successes.
Success for all of us looks different. A person who has been ill and has finally regained the strength to get up and start work again may see that as a success. A person who has been out of work for months who just found a part-time minimum paying job will find that as a success. A preschool student who just learned to tie their shoes feels like they can now accomplish anything.
We can choose to find success in all facets of our lives if we choose to do so. Our perspective on success will drive this. In a 2013 commencement speech, the Oprah Winfrey said to graduating students, “No matter what challenges or setbacks or disappointments you may encounter along the way, you will find true success and happiness if you have only one goal, there really is only one, and that is this: to fulfill the highest most truthful expression of yourself as a human being.”
The following students choose to live out their lives by expressing themselves by applying their efforts into not only being great students but more importantly as great people. For celebrating the small and large success and for being true examples of what it means to be an Arrow, we would like to award the following to students for being October Students of the Month.
In junior high, the following student was recognized by her teachers as being someone who is positive, open to new learning and puts her best effort into her work. She has a kind heart and is always willing to help out a classmate or teacher. She works hard and doesn't let those around her distract her. For her hard work, passion for learning and great work ethic would Veronica Johnson please come down to collect your Student of the Month reward.
The following senior high student is looked up upon by his teachers as someone who is dependable, reliable, and willing to do his best. He is always looking for ways to improve in his academics and teachers tend to have a lot of respect and admiration for him. For his hard work, passion for learning, great work ethic, and humble heart would Sam Heeter please come down to collect your Student of the Month reward.
Our school is full of students who share these student’s passion for learning and shine bright on a daily basis. Know we are watching and are thankful for what you do for this school and our community. Sam and Veronica, thank you for your hard work, your caring and thoughtful actions, and your continuous effort in striving for success. Congratulations you two!
Students of the Month
Once a month we will take the time to recognize students who show the Ashby way on a continuous basis. The two students have been recognized by their teachers as students who have stood out amongst their peers to show the school and community the true meaning of dedication, passion, and hard work.