The Fredonia Kiwanis Students of the Month for April are Jessica Niro and Amy Seybold.
Niro is the daughter of Louis and Leslie Niro. She is currently a senior at Fredonia High School and will be graduating in June 2012. Niro has been on the honor roll every quarter throughout high school. She will be graduating with an Advanced Regents Diploma.
During high school, she has made a point to try new things. She has been an active member on student council for two years. This current year she is senior class president. Being on student council has really showed her how to work as a group and develop good communication skills. Also during high school she was a member of the girl's volleyball team for three years.
Throughout high school, Niro has taken many business classes, which she really enjoys. She has been working to fulfill the requirements for the New York State Business and Marketing Honor Society during her four years of high school. Taking these classes has helped her decide that she wants to go into the business field. Outside of school she has a part-time job working at Arby's. Working there has taught her how to be responsible and have good time management.
After high school, Niro plans on relocating to Florida where she will be attending college in the Tampa area. She will be going to school for marketing and business administration.
Seybold is the daughter of Karin and Kevin Seybold and lives in the town of Sheridan. For the majority of her four years at Fredonia High School, she has been on the honor roll consistently. Seybold is now taking classes such as Intro to Analysis, Differential Calculus, and Regents Physics to keep her brain active until appearing at college. When she graduates, she will be doing so with a Regents Diploma.
As if keeping up with academics was not enough, Seybold also participates in two sports. Volleyball and bowling have always been two activities that she enjoys in any of her free time. Seybold has participated in volleyball since she was in sixth grade, joining the varsity team when she was in eighth grade. There she has received many awards such as Most Valuable Player for the last three years, and the Coach's Award her senior year. While attending tournaments, Seybold received the All-Tournament trophies as an MVP for those tournaments. Only joining the bowling team since her sophomore year, she has managed to receive the Most Valuable Player for all three years she has played and also receiving a Coach's Award for her senior year.
When Seybold is not staying after in the class room for extra help, she has been attending IMPACT Club, which is a club for religious students to talk about their viewpoints on specific topics. There Seybold has learned that it is important for people to voice their opinions, helping to encourage freedom of beliefs. She has also attended juggling club where she actually learned to juggle and looks forward to learning more techniques.
Outside of school for the past two years, Seybold has held two jobs. She worked at Sullivan's Charbroil and now currently works at Lucky Lanes. She is now looking to get a job over the summer at the Recreational Department to assist children in their daily doings. Seybold has volunteered at the Friendly Kitchen, and the Nathan Polisoto Memorial Walk. Aside from those, she has continuously been donating blood as frequently as possible since she turned the age of 16. She also attends many church festivities.
During the winter, Seybold was accepted to a four-year school, Medaille College in Buffalo, with a Presidential Academic Scholarship. She plans on going there all four years after high school to pursue education as a major. There Seybold will get a dual certification in adolescent/secondary 7-12 and math with special education to help drive her ambition in the near future.