Fredonia High School students are chosen as PRIDE Students of the Month based on their demonstration of PRIDE: preparedness, respect, integrity, dedication and excellence.
Gwen Stokes, daughter of Thomas and Jennifer Stokes, was recognized in the ninth grade. She likes all the subjects in school. Her hobbies, sports, and activities include cross country, indoor and outdoor track and 4-H. The most important thing she has learned in school is, "Always try your best and work your hardest and never give up, because even if you think you can't do it, you probably can. You just have to tell yourself that you can."
Jacob Thompson, son of Gary Thompson and Barbara Thompson, was recognized in the 10th grade. His favorite subjects in school are math and social studies. His hobbies, sports, and activities include cross country team, swim team, tennis team, Model UN, editor for The Folio, high school band and Quest junior leader. His plans following high school are to go to college, but he is unsure of his major. His favorite teachers are "Mr. Trawinski, Mrs. Terrill and Mrs. Hontz because they are always entertaining and make me look forward to class." The most important thing Jacob has learned in school is "not to procrastinate (even though I still do it); if you do, your work load will grow too much and you will be very stressed."
Damian DeGolier, grandson of Shirley and Dennis DeGolier, was recognized in the 11th grade. His favorite subjects in school are History and English. His hobbies, sports, and activities include playing X-box, football, wrestling and Impact Club. His favorite teachers are Mrs. Richner and Mrs. Czekanski. The most important thing Damian has learned in school is "to have a good work ethic."
Olivia Ferguson, daughter of Mike and Dianne Ferguson, was recognized in the 12th grade. Her favorite subject in school is Advanced Art. Her hobbies, sports and activities include All-Star cheerleading, art club and Key Club. After high school, she plans to attend college for psychology and hopefully become a psychotherapist. Her favorite teacher is "Mrs. Terrill, because she always pushes you to do your best and she is hilarious." The most important thing she has learned in school is "to be yourself. No matter how much people may make fun of you, if you're true to yourself, you can never go wrong."