MAYVILLE - Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for April achievements, are Jordyn Cucinotta, Joshua Ceci, Samantha Robbins-Welty, Gregory Harkay, Jenna Wiemer, and Madison Woodis. 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.
Recent graduate Jordyn Taylor Cucinotta is the daughter of Tami Cucinotta of Mayville. English and Small Animal Science are Cucinotta's favorite subjects, and after high school she wants to work with children at a day care facility. Jordyn was a member of the Art Club in school. She enjoys knitting, jewelry making, creating family memories in photo albums, and taking care of her cat Chloe. Yard work for family members and babysitting fill her extra time outside of school. When asked what person in history she admires, Cucinotta chose Rosa Parks because she stood up for what she believed and fought for equal rights for African Americans. To be another person for a day, she chose her mother because she "does everything for my brother and me, and I would want to do the same for her."
History and science are the favorite subjects of soon-to-be senior Joshua Keane Ceci, son of Donald and Debbie Smith of Ashville. Josh participates in track in high school and outside of school he loves to work, hunt, and spend time with his family. When he graduates, he plans to go in the Air Force and then attend Utica Technical Institute. General George Patton was Ceci's choice of a person from history whom he admires, because he was a great general. If Ceci could be another person for a day, he would be Chuck Norris.
Samantha Marie Robbins-Welty, who is the daughter of Jim and Dawn Warner of Mayville, selected history, English and French as her favorite subjects. Samantha participates in varsity tennis and track and is president of the French Club. Outside of school she enjoys playing tennis at the YMCA, working out, playing the piano, traveling, and spending time with her friends. Plans after high school may include attending law school or studying veterinary medicine. Winston Churchill was Samantha's choice of a person in history she admires. He influenced the world during World War II and raised hopes; he was one of the greatest wartime leaders, and he made many inspirational speeches. Samantha said if she could be another person for a day, "I would be a random student at CLCS just to prove that you don't truly know a person until you have walked around in their shoes."
Gregory Harkay is the son of Peter and Magda Harkay of Mayville. Gregory enjoys Global Studies and Living Environment classes. He participates in sports including soccer, bowling, and tennis. Outside of school he enjoys spending time with his friends. Future plans for Gregory include moving to New York City to be a police officer and attending college to study politics or economics. Ronald Reagan was Gregory's choice for a person in history whom he admires; he chose President Reagan for his noteworthy leadership skills.
Jenna Marie Wiemer is the daughter of Peter and Kathleen Wiemer of Chautauqua. Math, science, social studies, and Home and Consumer Science are Jenna's favorite subjects. She also plays flute in the band. She participates in swimming and softball and enjoys horseback riding, karate, flute, guitar, snowboarding, and fishing. After high school Jenna wants to attend college and have a family. The person in history she admires is Elizabeth Stanton because she was a leader of the women's suffrage movement. For a day, Jenna would like to be Taylor Swift because she is a good role model.
Madison Woodis is the daughter of Heather and Michael Woodis of Dewittville. Madison enjoys science class and participates in volleyball and track. She is in chorus and band, where she plays clarinet; is treasurer of the Student Council; and loves to listen to music. Outside of school she is a member of 4-H and shows cows at the fair. Long range plans for Madison are to attend Cornell University to become a veterinarian. Elizabeth Cady Stanton is a figure from history whom Madison admires because she held a convention for women's rights, was against slavery, and attended the World Anti-Slavery Convention. For a day, Madison would like to be her grandmother, because "she made it through cancer and knew she would; she is always there for me and shares some of the same ideas as me; she can always say the right thing at the right time."
Teachers Marlea Brown and Amy Redman coordinate the Student of the Month recognition program in the secondary school.