8th Grade Students of the Month (November - February)

NOVEMBER: Morgan Moon
The eighth grade team would like to nominate Morgan Moon for our November student of the month. Morgan is the ideal person for the student of the month. She is a hard-working student with a drive to always do her best. This is evident in her successes in school as well as in her extracurricular activities. Morgan is an exceptional student and a wonderful person as well. She always seems happy and helps to make the class a very positive environment. She is an asset to any peer group when doing group work. She includes everyone within the group and the other students gravitate to her for help and guidance with understanding of the concepts.

Morgan is a very positive and responsible person. She enjoys learning and shares the joy with the class and especially her peer groups. Morgan has made a great impression on her teachers with her positive attitude and wonderful work ethic. Morgan rises to the challenge and excels in all of her activities, while being well respected by her teachers and her peers.

One example of her wonderful attitude happened at the beqinninq of the year. Morgan moved to Ohio from Idaho, where she had already had Algebra 1. Not knowing the level of math, Edison had her take some placement tests. Even though she showed a lot of ability in Algebra, it was decided for her to take Honors Algebra. Instead of looking at the negatives of the decision, Morgan embraced the decision as a way to improve the Algebra skills that she already had. She enjoys learning and is a joy to have in the classroom.

Morgan just exemplifies everything you think of as a student of the month and yet this is her first year in the Edison Local Schools. She makes everyone smile, including teachers, staff and her classmates. With this pleasant, hard-working attitude, Morgan is a wonderful asset to the class of 2023. Therefore, we would highly recommend Morgan Moon for Edison Middle School's student of the month.

DECEMBER: Natalie Leimeister
The eighth grade staff would like to nominate Natalie Leimeister for the December student of the month for Edison Middle School. Natalie is very active in her school. She is on the school student council and also is a leader on the volleyball team, basketball team and the track team. Natalie exemplifies a student leader. She works we" in groups and helps her team stay on task, as we" as helping students with understanding the concepts. She also is not afraid to ask for help if needed, both for herself and her group. Natalie is in an advanced math class, which has challenged her at times. Every time she is challenged, she rises to the occasion and uses the challenge as a path to pushing herself to a higher level of achievement.

Natalie is kind and very caring towards everyone around her. When she walks into the room, her smile lights it up. She has a great positive attitude that spreads to people around her. Natalie is a very positive and responsible person. She continues to be positive with her learning and accepts that challenge. She has a wonderful work ethic that helps her to succeed in everything that she does. There is no doubt at any time that Natalie has put forth her best effort in whatever the task may be. With Natalie's positive, respectful attitude, she is a wonderful asset to the class of 2023 and her community. We look forward to her continued leadership, both in school and in her extra-curricular activities. Therefore, we would highly recommend Natalie Leimeister for Edison Middle School's December student of the month.

The 8th-grade teachers are happy to recommend Max Hoover for January Student of the Month. Max is an exemplary student with the utmost integrity--the kind who does the right thing even when no one is watching. He is respectful and cooperative with staff and his peers as well as helpful and polite to everyone around him. He is a compassionate young man and was instrumental in organizing the 8th-grade toy drive that resulted in a donation of more than 600 items to Care & Share.
He is a well-rounded student participating in several extracurriculars. These include three sports at EMS: football, basketball, and track & field. In addition, Max is a member of the 8th- grade Academic Challenge team. He works hard to maintain excellent grades and pushes himself to master difficult content. His work ethic and positive attitude are apparent in Max's success.

The 8th grade teachers are pleased to nominate Marina Moore for Student of the Month. Marina is a gifted writer and member of the EMS Power of the Pen writing team where she recently placed fifth in the district writing competition. She is also a key member of the undefeated 8th grade Academic Challenge team. In addition, Marina is a member of the EMS band. Her academic prowess is apparent in her outstanding grades. 
She is an awesome student whose class participation and cooperation with fellow students supports learning for all in the classroom setting. This helpfulness extends beyond the classroom as Marina volunteers at the Huron Public Library as part of the Teen Library Council assisting with the children's programs. Marina does a nice job applying what she has learned to new situations in a variety of contexts. Her work ethic is exemplary as she routinely goes beyond on assignments and projects.
She is a student who truly loves to learn. We look forward to hearing of Marina's future accomplishments of which there are sure to be many.

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