It's a long-standing practice on Top of the Class to feature the names of students who have been selected as Students of the Month. Once monthly, the Times randomly selects a couple of students to highlight. This month's featured students are from Marlowe Elementary School in New Port Richey.
Donny Behmer, 10, Grade 4
Favorite subject: Science
Favorite book: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Extracurricular activities: Some hobbies I like are to help my teachers, play with my friends and to go swimming. I also like to study marine life. I am also involved in boxing.
Why do you think you were chosen as student of the month? I was chosen because I care about people and I am helpful to others.
Teacher's take: “Donny shows consideration for all students. He also has an extreme passion for marine life and ocean conservation efforts. Donny is an amazing student that any teacher would love!" — teacher Kristen Groc
Kiley Collins, 6, Grade 1
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite book: Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss
Extracurricular activities: Playing softball on the Darlings team and writing stories.
Why do you think you were chosen as student of the month? Because I am helpful, respectful and nice to others.
Teacher's take: “Kiley is an excellent student who is always eager to help her classmates. She a positive tole model to others." — teacher Jamey Shea
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Other Marlowe Elementary Kids with Character: Kayleigh Ryea, Kyrstin Wallen, Daniel Young, Alexia McLaughlin, Tequirius Frolich, Jeremiah Tzoc, Renee Relyea, Alyssa Rey, Ameerah Smith, Karla Angeles, Jelena Djuric, Caitlyn Blethroad, Amanda Moore, Angelica Bastida, Hennessey Fountain, Angelo Gonzalez and Riley Sizemore.