Ashby Students of the Month of April are sophomore Christian Norby and eighth grader Jaden Norby. They are brothers and their parents are Kandace Norby and Jim Norby.
Jaden’s favorite class is Geography and his hobbies are fishing and running. He participates in knowledge bowl, band, football, baseball, and basketball at school. His future plans are to attend college and play college sports.
Christian’s favorite class is math and he enjoys hunting and fishing in his free time. In high school he is involved in National Honor Society, Trap, baseball, basketball, and football. His future plans are to attend college to be an engineer.
Michael is the son of Mike and Amy Maunumaki. His favorite class is Lifetime fitness and he is involved in FFA at school. He enjoys hunting and football. His favorite food and drink are a cheeseburger and Rootbeer. His future plans are to get a job and work after graduation.
Sam is the son of Klair and Deb Sorenson. His favorite class is math and he is involved in band and the school musical. His hobbies are gopher trapping and learning how to drive.His favorite food and drink are hamburgers and Dr. Pepper. After he graduates from high school Sam plans to go to college.
Maizy is the daughter of Linda and Kirby Spangler. Her favorite class is English. She enjoys playing volleyball and drawing. In school she is involved in the school musical, FFA, band, and choir. Her future plans are to become a Meteorologist.
Skyler is the daughter of Brooks and Jodi Hill and Jay and Laurie Melberg. Her favorite class is English. She enjoys reading, working out, listening to music and watching Netflix. In school she is involved choir and is the yearbook editor. Skyler will be attending the University of South Dakota in Vermillion majoring in Early Childhood Special Education.
January Students of the Month are seventh grader Max Gronwold and junior Michael Van Santen.
Max is the son of Michelle and Tom Gronwold. He loves to draw and he plans to participate in the school musical this year. His favorite animal is a Koala. He likes Dr. Pepper, fried potatoes, and Christmas!
Michael is the son of Chad and Kathy Van Santen. His hobbies are hunting and fishing. He plans to attend NDSU after graduation. He is involved in band, NHS, Student Council, FFA, and writes articles for our school newspaper "The Golden Arrow". Some of his favorites are Mellow Yello, Christmas, and baseball.
Jacey's parents are Trever and Christa Schlosser. Jacey enjoys ice skating, paddle boarding, and swimming. Her favorite class is history and her favorite sport is Track. At school Jacey is involved in the school musicals, band, choir, FFA, track, and NHS. Outside of school she is involved in her church youth group and also 4-H. Her future plans are to attend college and become a teacher.
Courtney is the daughter of Randy and Tammy Koefod. Some of her hobbies are watching Netflix and hanging out with friends. Her favorite sport is basketball. At school she is involved in FFA, band, choir, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Courtney is undecided about her future plans at this time.
Brandon is the son of Bill Anderson. He is involved in Golf and Video Club at school. His favorite class is U.S. History and his hobby is playing video games. He is undecided about his future plans.
Amelia is the daughter of Blaine and Missy Barry. Her favorite class is English and her hobbies are baking and playing sports. She is involved in volleyball, softball, basketball, band, choir, and FFA at school. Her future plans are to become an Orthodontist.
Ashby Students of the Month for October are McKenna Williams and Josey Ness.
McKenna is in eighth grade and is the daughter of Rich and Lisa Williams. She participates in band and volleyball at school. Her future plans are to become a veterinarian.
Josey is a sophomore and is the daughter of Dan and Andrea Ness. In school she is involved in FFA, band, choir, and the school musicals and plays. Her future plans are to go to college and become an elementary teacher.
Junior High: Kaylee Schlundt is in seventh grade. She is the daughter of Julie and Cory Van Santen. Kaylee is involved in Band, Volleyball, Softball, and Knowledge Bowl.
Senior High: Sawyer Risbrudt is a senior. Sawyer is the daughter of Mike and Lori Risbrudt. She is involved in Band, Choir, Volleyball, National Honor Society, and Student Council.
Ashby High School honors one student in junior high and one student in senior high each month for their hard work and dedication to the school and the community. Students are nominated monthly by teachers for their outstanding achievement in Citizenship, Academics, and Leadership. Students with the most nominations are awarded the title of Student of the Month. Below is a short description of qualities looked for in a potential Student of the Month.
Citizenship: Has a good sense of humor; is not critical of others; accepts criticism; is coach-able; is polite; obeys rules; follows directions; is a good sport; is dependable; helps others; and is honest. Also taken into consideration is someone who is a leader in several kinds of activities or who stands out for something positive he or she has done through words or examples. A good citizen/leader is someone who behaves not only in the classroom but all around the community.
Academics: Asks intelligent questions; uses vocabulary effectively; achieves at or above ability level work and makes up work without being reminded; and will go the extra mile.
Most Improved: Recognizes students who have worked on improving their grades or their behavior.
Sportsmanship: Refers to demonstrating fairness, self-control, courage, and persistence, treats others fairly, maintains self-control in dealing with others, respects both authority and opponents, and is a positive influence on everyone around them.
Junior High: Brandon Anderson (grade 9), son of Bill Anderson.
Senior High: Sara Stockard (grade 12), daughter of Kristin Gangestad.
Junior High: Victoria Walker (grade 9), daughter of Mike and Michelle Walker.
Senior High: Christian Andersen (grade 12), son of Heidi Andersen and Brian Falk
Junior High - Estelle Lutz (grade 9), daughter of Gabrielle Lutz and Michael Lutz
Senior High - Miles Wing (grade 12), son of Suzanne Wing and Brian Wing
Junior High - Madeline Thompson (grade 7), daughter of Holly and Tim Thompson
Senior High - Hannah Ras (grade 10), daughter of Scott and Vicki Ras
Senior High - Katie Anderson (grade 12), daughter of Jennifer and Robert Anderson
Junior High - Amelia Barry (grade 8), daughter of Blaine and Melissa Barry
Junior High - Miles Hoff (grade 7), son of Heidi and Peter Hoff
Senior High - Austin Walker (grade 11), son of Michelle and Mike Walker
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.