Students of the month | Gulfside Elementary
It is a long-standing practice on Top of the Class to list the names of those who have been selected as students of the month at their schools. Once monthly, we randomly select two students to highlight so readers can have a better idea of what makes for a star student. This month's students come from Gulfside Elementary in Holiday.
Jackson Muzzillo, 10, Grade 4
Favorite subject: Math
Extracurricular activities: Fishing, football, video games
Why do you think you were chosen as student of the month? I think I was chosen for student of the month for being kind to others. I respect the feelings of my classmates, other students, teachers and friends. Another reason is because I try my best in schoolwork. If I don't understand something I ask the teacher for help. If the teacher isn't available I ask someone else at my table for help. Also I'm fair. If I bring in something like popcorn for someone I bring in enough for everyone in my class. One more thing is if a classmate asks me to help them I don't tell them the answer. What I do is I help them find the answer. Also if someone got a question wrong on a test and I thought that question was easy I don't laugh at them or make fun of them. I understand that all people learn at a different pace. I take responsibility for my actions. I don't try to lie and say "I didn't do that" or try to blame someone else. Those reasons are why I was chosen as student of the month.
Teacher's take: Jackson is a highly motivated student who enjoys problem-solving. He is an analytical learner and shares his thinking with others. Jackson is well-liked by his peers and a role model in the classroom. — Jaime Darley.
Maria Zervas, 7, Grade 2
Favorite subject: Math
Extracurricular activities: Reading books and learning and drawing
Why do you think you were chosen as student of the month? Because I am smart and kind and a great kid and I'm ready to help others.
Teacher's take: Maria is the type of student teachers dream of. She is polite, well-behaved and well-liked by her peers. She always does her best. She is a wonderful writer, great reader and does fantastically in math. Maria makes me proud every day! — Carol Ciadella.
Other students of the month from Gulfside Elementary: Nathan Jeffrey, Angela Montes, Jayden Sayers, Briona Couch, Madison Emerito, Kamerson Dean, Dominick Sanders Thorne, Andre Figueroa, Dylan Henn, Joseph Walker, Geo Parris, Luis Velazquez, Isabella Peterson, Desiree Garcia, Isaac Holton, Peter Emerito, Derek Pastrana, Brandon Stillman, Calen DeSane, Zoe Hernandez, Angel Eldredge, Natalie Ruiz, Reuben Franklin, Kaden Miller, Gabrielle LaMothe, Breon Jackson, Ramses Murphy, Eric Figueroa, Lily Ross, Destiny Scussel, Aidan Ehrsam, Juliet Lopez-Muniz and CJ Devoe.