PINEDALE – The Sublette County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees recognized eight Students of the Month for both September and October at its Nov. 10 meeting.
The September Students of the Month are presented below. The Roundup will run the October Students of the Month in the following week’s publication on Nov. 25.
Pinedale Elementary fifth-grader Audrey Harber earned the September Student of the Month award for demonstrating the character trait of respect. The fifth-grade team at the school nominated Harber and principal Heather Ryan presented the award.
Harber “lives the definition of respect,” wrote teacher Sherrill Hudson.
“Audrey sees value in all people and things and treats people with care,” said Hudson.
Hudson praised Harber’s empathy for other students and her ability to focus on classwork.
“Audrey listens and helps students with academics,” Hudson said. “She encourages her peers when they need it.”
Ryan highlighted the “extreme respect” Harber shows faculty and staff at Pinedale Elementary.
“She has wonderful manners and always expresses gratitude,” Ryan told trustees.
Pinedale Middle School teacher George Vlastos honored eighth-grader Shaye Mills as September Student of the Month. Mills exemplifies the character trait of learning from mistakes, Vlastos wrote.
Regardless of the “tough consequences” involved in admitting to and owning up to mistakes, Mills goes a step further and turns the mistake into an opportunity to learn, said Vlastos.
“Shaye goes so far as to set goals immediately to get past the mistakes and gain the presence of mind so they don’t happen again,” Vlastos added.
Mills is unafraid to ask questions and welcomes feedback to “be more proactive” academically, Vlastos noted. He commended Mills for her “all-in attitude” and desire to “work harder in real time each day” to progress.
“Miss Mills is indeed worthy of much respect and much appreciation,” Vlastos said.
Mills helps make Pinedale Middle School “the best school in the district,” said principal David Thrash.
“Shaye always comes into the building with a smile on her face,” Thrash added. “She is a joy to have in the building.”
Skyline Academy Principal Kellie Jo Williams recognized senior Charei Kaul as September Student of the Month. Teacher Melissa Allen nominated Kaul for exhibiting responsibility.
Kaul met all the requirements to graduate early in October, Williams told the board. Kaul participated in an internship that led to a job at a preschool, Williams said.
Tackling challenges head on, Kaul is willing to “get right back up” regardless of the obstacle standing in her path, Williams added.
Kaul worked “diligently” to “meet and exceed her graduation requirements,” Allen wrote.
“Charei is always eager to learn,” Allen stated. “She is very responsible and consistently puts forth her best effort to succeed academically.”
Watching Kaul’s maturity and confidence grow “over the years” was a “privilege,” Allen said.
“I am super proud of the hard work and dedication that she has put into becoming a better person and student,” Allen continued. “I look forward to seeing what the future holds for Charei.”
Pinedale High School Principal Brian Brisko presented junior Mikey Casebolt as September Student of the Month. Teacher Mandie Snell chose Casebolt for displaying the monthly character trait of responsibility.
Brisko and Snell applauded Casebolt’s willingness to juggle a heavy workload in school and at several jobs in order to succeed academically and career-wise in pursuit of his dreams.
“This kid works so hard to excel and took it upon himself to find at least two jobs that will help him realize his goal of becoming a chef,” Snell wrote. “Mikey shows that it is his responsibility to get good grades and be prepared for class the next day despite his after-school jobs.”
Classmate Dodge Normington told the board Casebolt was always happy to ask questions and help out in class.
“He always comes in with a smile,” Normington said.