MHS Student of the month – November 2019
November’s Student of the Month assembly featured two student winners who have grown dramatically in the course of their high school careers, becoming role models to their classmates.
The school recognized freshman Nigel Thurston, sophomore Kiley Meader, juniors Justyce Prevost-Moody and Corey Smith, and senior Benoit Levesque for their excellence as students and school citizens.
In some respects, though, Justyce and Corey, the two junior winners (Justyce for October and Corey for November), stood distinct from their fellow winners in that both have matured significantly during their time at Messalonskee.
Justyce decided to take charge of her own destiny and thus began to advocate for herself as a student, which amounted to a major change for her that has proved to be highly beneficial. She has become a mature, responsible student who is committed to doing well academically, whatever the challenge.
Corey, after some struggles as a freshman, has become a strong and positive school citizen, including taking on a leadership role with the Outing Club. He also is an enthusiastic student who loves to engage in discussions with classmates and staff.
Nigel, the freshman winner, is an extremely conscientious student whose maturity belies his young age and speaks to his high character. One of his challenges as a first-year high school student has been balancing his academic responsibilities with his athletic obligations.
Kiley, the sophomore award recipient, also deals with balancing athletics with academics. She does so quite successfully, excelling in both areas. Moreover, she is a positive, respectful person who is always kind and supportive to classmates.
Senior winner Benoit is yet another high achieving student athlete. While he is a fierce competitor in the sports realm, Benoit makes sure he conducts himself in a positive manner whatever the situation. In addition, he is a kind and caring person as well as an inquisitive student who always sets lofty goals for himself.
Messalonskee also fared well in the Mid-Maine Technical Center Student of the Month awards with the following students being honored: Trent Thompson, outdoor leadership; Zack Bean, precision machining; Hart St. Clair, automotive technology; Addison Littlefield, culinary arts; and Rebecca Bourque, early childhood education.
Finally, Lukas Duquette earned the Get Caught Reading award for November.