It's a long standing feature for Top of the Class to acknowledge those who have been selected as Student of the Month at their schools. Out of those, the Times randomly selects two students to highlight so readers can see the types of qualities that make them stand out. Today's selected students come from Mary Giella Elementary School in Spring Hill.
Vanessa Brady, 10, third grade
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite book: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Hobbies/extracurricular activities: Tumbling on Saturday
Why do you think you were chosen as student of the month? "Because I help people."
Teacher's take: "Vanessa is always very helpful in class and willing to do her best! She has a very pleasant personality." Elizabeth Russell
Devin Quinlan, 8, third grade
Favorite subject: Reading
Favorite book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Hobbies/extracurricular activities: Baseball
Why do you think you were chosen as student of the month? "I listen to my teachers, Mrs. DeRonda and Miss Wells."
Teachers' take: "Devin is a highly motivated student. He always asks for help, which is why he is an excellent math student. Devin is also an outstanding citizen. He is friendly, helpful and kind." Stacey DeRonda and Deborah Wells.
Other students of the month:
• Mary Giella Elementary: Hailey Adams, Justin Arnstein, Sydney Bianchet, Amanda Branan, Joshua Brunswick; Alexandrea Campbell, Dylan Cherizard, Sophia Christian, Joseph Cloke, Dakota Comstock, Brooke Crozier, Mekayla Dozier, Erin Duffany, Kala Duffany, Megan Duffany, Isaac Eady, Sarah Foust, Matthew Fowler, Kyera Gambill, Travis Garcia, David Hawkins, Heaven Hunter, Daniela Mancilla, Brittney McCune, Ashlynn O'Leary, Tiffany Ormanian, Leighanne Owens, Gavin Perry, Louis Rende, Mary Rosasco, Melanie Sablan, Sarah Shihadeh, Jolie Taperino and Ni Vesselov.
• Gulfside Elementary: Tanner Way, Citlaly Leal, Damon Buckner, Kayleigh Kordenbrock, Sarah McIntosh, Makayla Richter, Skye Buck, Lexi Barber, Dary Davis, Dillon Blanton, Kendyl Blanton, Riannon Flowers, Misty Caro, Archer Mraz, Tyler Lario, Kayleigh Jeffreys, Nikkita Remy, Tyler Marquis, Madeline Cottrell, Lucas Galati, Chloe Blanton, Amelia Walther, Brody Becker, Jonathan McHan, Haley Lafleur, Riley McWhorter, Sierra Cottrell, Kaitlin Manning, Rachel Franklin, Hailey Morrison, Sunayah Ostolaza, Jenna MouKazis, Tony Guglielmo, Valerie Ruiz, Kylee Wion, Brianna DeCoeur, Mahyra Gaona and Kaitlyn Haskell.
• Seven Springs Elementary: Dylan Anderson, Jade Casale, Aiden Davis, Ariana Funtow, Jaime Hanoman, Medin Kukuljac, Giovanni Manfre, Nicholina Monticelli, Amy Pham, Alexandra Sanders, Shania Snell, Valerie Tate, Allan Thieme, Bryce Tuttle and Adriana Zecher.