MHS Students of the month – December
Messalonskee High School closed out the year by naming its latest crop of outstanding students in an assembly in the Performing Arts Center. Principal Paula Callan recognized the following Student of the Month recipients for December: freshman Joanna Zhang, sophomore Kendall Arbour, junior Ambrosina Cianfarano, and senior Martin Guarnieri.
Joanna is the classic well-rounded, highly-active student. She is deeply engaged in her schooling and yet manages to devote the time and energy for dance and other extracurricular activities. She is also a kind, friendly student who is respectful of everybody she encounters.
Kendall, the sophomore winner, is probably best known for her exploits as an athlete, being one of the top cross-country runners in the state. But she is a standout in the classroom as well. A quiet, conscientious student, Kendall completes all assignments on time with careful attention to detail in all cases. In addition, she brings positive energy to the classroom on a daily basis.
Junior recipient Ambrosina often can be found helping struggling classmates with their assignments. As for her own academic responsibilities, Ambrosina produces quality work and can be counted on to participate in class in a meaningful way. Along with her commitment to academics, she is involved in band and Student Council.
Martin, the senior winner, recently garnered attention for his lead role performance in the fall musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame. In that role, Martin had to learn sign language in addition to his regular lines. Known as a particularly insightful student, Martin looks for the deeper and more profound meaning in what he reads. Despite all his achievements, which include excellence in sports and music, Martin is modest and respectful of peers.
Along with announcing the Messalonskee Students of the Month, Callan recognized the Messalonskee students who achieved Student of the Month honors at Mid-Maine Technical Center in December: Joshua Nedohon, precision machining; Colby Prosser, automotive technology; Aislinn McDaniel, early childhood education; and Corey Viola, emergency services.