Three fifth-graders, Yadira Cruz-Martinez and Lauren Vonhof of McMullen-Booth Elementary and Isabelle Otero Fuchs of Safety Harbor Elementary, were selected as November Students of the Month by the Kiwanis Club of Safety Harbor.
Teacher Angela Drummond chose Yadira for exhibiting a positive attitude every day that enhances her willingness to learn. Drummond also noted that as a participant in the English for Speakers of Other Languages program, Yadira puts in extra effort to read comprehensively, speak fluently and communicate clearly. She has established high goals for herself and works diligently toward meeting them, Drummond said.
Lauren was selected by teacher Suzanne Battista for her high academic standing, commitment to character, and civic duty to her class and community. Self-motivated, she consistently earns a place on the Principal's List and serves her class as its student council representative and peer tutor.
Teacher Joe O'Neill singled out Isabelle Otero Fuchs for character traits that include an eagerness to help out when needed and the use of positive reinforcement and feedback instead of negative criticism. She's also an active participant in several school programs, including K-Kids and the Principal's Multicultural Advisory Committee.
Safety Harbor Kiwanis Club president Claire Cousins presented a trophy to each of the students.
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At the November meeting of the Clearwater Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, president Jim Gibson presided over the induction of two new members, Oldsmar residents James Roesch and Ray Luxenberger.
The club, which features activities that include a variety of programs promoting the patriotic, educational and historic interests resulting from the American Revolution, meets at 11:30 a.m. the third Monday of every month at Dunedin Golf Club, 1050 Palm Blvd., Dunedin.
The Clearwater Chapter serves Seminole, Pinellas Park, Clearwater, Safety Harbor, Dunedin, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs and the remainder of northern Pinellas as well as areas of Pasco County.
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