MAYVILLE - Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School honored for May achievements are Jessie Meredith, Hannah Rauh, Ian Clute, Ashton Albanesius, Jade Walsh and Joel Rosage. 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.
Senior Jessie Joyce Meredith is the daughter of Tom Meredith of Sherman and Julie Meredith of Mayville. Spanish, debate, and environmental science are Jessie's favorite subjects, and after high school she will attend Pace University Honors College in New York City to study political science and journalism. This school year Jessie was president of Student Administration, vice president of National Honor Society and captain of the volleyball team; she was a member of the Spanish Club, and the Sources of Strength leadership team and represented CLCS in the Envirothon competition. Outside of school she enjoys electric guitar and drawing. When asked what person in history she admires, Jessie chose Henry David Thoreau, "because while he used his knowledge to fight for social justice and advocate civil disobedience, he also valued nature, writing, and the simplicities of life." To be another person for a day, Jessie said, "I would be a person living in a big Chinese city to see life from a truly different perspective socially, politically, environmentally and spiritually.
History is the favorite subject of junior Hannah Rauh, daughter of John and Megan Rauh of Ashville. Hannah participates in volleyball and softball and is secretary of the Class of 2013. She is a member of Student Administration, National Honor Society, and the Prom Committee. She is a Peer Tutor, competes on the High School Bowl academic team, and has completed an internship in physical education. Activities outside of school include being a mentor for the youth softball program and helping with the girls' youth basketball program, Shooting Stars. Hannah has played volleyball for JAVA and cheered for Mega Stars and Cheer Starz. After graduating, she plans to study pre-law at a four-year university. Hannah admires Rosa Parks for her courage and her great ability to fight for what she believed in. To be another person for a day, she chose "the President of the United States, because who wouldn't want to be the President?"
Sophomore Ian Clute, who is the son of Ken and Jill Clute of Mayville, selected math as his favorite subject. Ian participates in basketball and baseball and outside of school works and spends time with his friends. Astronomy and sports marketing are two areas of interest for Ian when he finishes high school and attends college. Michael Jordan is the person in history whom Ian admires, "because Jordan was cut from his eighth grade basketball team and 15 years later was known to be one of the best basketball players of all time." If Ian could be another person for a day, he would want to be the next person to go into space.
Ashton Melissa Albanesius is the daughter of Dale Albanesius and Mimi Francisco of Mayville. Ashton is a freshman who enjoys math. She participates in basketball, volleyball, and softball. Future plans for Ashton include a career as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Mother Teresa was her choice for a person in history whom she admires, because Mother Teresa dedicated her life to helping the poor. For a day, Ashton would like to be LeBron James "because he is an amazing basketball player."
Jade Walsh, an eighth- grader, is the daughter of Tom and Shelly Walsh of Mayville. Math and social studies are Jade's favorite subjects. She participates in varsity soccer and softball, junior varsity basketball, band and choir. Jade is a member of Student Council and is her class treasurer. Outside of school she is a member of the girls' hockey team, 16U soccer, and 16U softball. After high school Jade would like to attend college to become a physical therapist. The person in history she admires is Martin Luther King Jr. "because of the values he stood for." To be another person for a day, Jade would like to take the place of any pro athlete.
Seventh-grader Joel Austin Rosage is the son of Michael and Melissa Rosage of Hartfield. Joel enjoys United States history, advanced science, junior band, and physical education. He plays the trumpet and baritone in band and was on the seventh grade modified boys' basketball team. He is a member of Student Council and IMPACT. Joel enjoys cooking, swimming, and basketball. Being a member of his church's youth group and taking care of his baby sister occupy his time outside of school. Joel is considering three careers after high school: professional basketball, culinary arts, or United States history. Harriet Tubman is a figure from history whom Joel admires, "because with her serious courage she led over 300 slaves to freedom by the Underground Railroad and risked her life for her faith and her race." Joel will stay himself for a day because "I enjoy my life - friends, family, and food!"
Teachers Marlea Brown and Amy Redman coordinate the Student of the Month recognition program in the secondary school.