By: Careena Crabtree, Contributing Writer
Each month one student is picked to be the CHS Student of the Month. Matt Smith, CHS principal, usually chooses this person based on his or her involvement in activities, responsibility and integrity. However, in September Smith chose to honor two students with this monthly award. Allysa Smith and Jeremy Speelman, Jr., were chosen due to their outstanding responsibility in the current school year.
Smith is currently a junior, and her parents are Ronnie and Angel Smith. She is involved in FTA at school. Smith said, “I would like to major in psychology and biology in college to be an OBGYN or psychiatrist.” Charla Dickerson, CHS counselor, nominated Smith. “She came in with a positive attitude and work ethic for the school year,” Dickerson said when asked what motivated her to nominate Smith. She also said, “Allysa decided to look back at her past and make a positive change. She has a direction and is willing to go there.”
Speelman is also a junior at CHS. His mother is Nicole Calvert, and he wishes to become an operations engineer. Joshua Lancaster, CHS history teacher, nominated Speelman for Student of the Month. Lancaster said, “Jeremy had a great August and start to his school year. He was active and participating in class, working hard and doing everything asked of him and more. In addition, Jeremy went out of his way to help pick up the lunchroom and stack chairs left behind by others.” When asked what separated this student from other students at CHS, Lancaster said, “He went above and beyond to start his school year right, making the classroom a more interactive and engaging place.”