By: Lily Biggs, Contributing Writer
Grafton Littrell, CHS junior, and William Fox, CHS freshman, were named Students of the Month for November. CHS language teacher Jennifer Ludwig nominated Fox for this award, and Chief Bias of the Centralia Police Department nominated Littrell.
Fox is the son of Emma Dickinson and Robert Fox. He has two siblings in the Centralia School District–Scarlett and Tilly Fox. At the high school, his favorite class is math, and he is involved in orchestra and football.
Littrell is the son of Lisa Stidham and Eric Littrell. Savannah Littrell, his sister, is also a student at the high school. Anatomy is Littrell’s favorite class, and he is involved in wrestling and football at CHS.
Ludwig nominated Fox for exemplifying kindness at school. She said that at an assembly “a high needs classmate of William’s was struggling to get down out of the bleachers. William hung back, alongside the boy, to assist him in stepping down, getting his things together and getting on to class.” Fox’s display of genuine kindness helped him earn this award.
Littrell faced a daunting task that earned him his Student of the Month honor. When the Centralia Police Department did a random security test at the high school, Littrell stepped in to help secure the school. According to Bias, “Grafton was a student randomly tested by an undercover police officer. The officer approached a door without identifying himself and attempted to get through a door as students entered the building. Grafton reacted quickly to secure the door and told the unidentified officer he would not open up the entrance for him.” Littrell displayed the proper reaction to this test and, in doing so, earned this recognition as November Student of the Month.
Both students are beginning to make plans for their post-secondary education. Littrell would like to attend the University of Missouri to become a health teacher, and Fox is planning to attend a business college.