Haylie Rogers and Alina Moreno are the January Student of the Month winners for Delavan-Darien High School.
Teacher Amanda Urmanski nominated Rogers, a junior. She wrote of her student:
While attending a basketball game at DDHS Haylie came across the parking lot and noticed a car with its lights on. She went into the school and reported it to school personnel. About an hour later, Haylie had gone back outside and noticed that the lights were still on. She came back in with the license plate number, the make, model and color of the car, plus the student parking permit number. She passed the information on again and had it announced at the game. We were able to find out whose car it was and the student was extremely grateful for Haylie not giving up and continuing to bring it to people’s attention. It displayed Haylie’s ongoing commitment and dedication to making Delavan-Darien High School a better place to be and how the school is a community, which needs all of us working together in order to be successful. Haylie is also a student in my homeroom and on a daily basis I am impressed by her effort to consistently follow the Comet Code and be a positive role model for her peers. She never looks for acknowledgement or praise for any of these things and really just tries to make any situation better. She is a pleasure to have in my homeroom and I am happy to have the opportunity to meet her and work with her through homeroom.
Moreno, also a junior, was nominated by DDHS Orchestra Director Jennifery Bayerl, who wrote:
Alina is the String Choir Violin 2 section leader. She has taken her role very seriously, making every effort to attend before and after school rehearsals, as well as lunch lessons. She always opts for the most challenging piece when learning new music or choosing parts. She is a leader and a great role model.
Also nominated for the award were April Shaffer, a sophomore, and Katelyn Gonzalez, a freshman.
Teacher Carri Deschner nominated Shaffer. In her nomination letter, she wrote:
April is a very conscience student who always works to the best of her capability. She strives for perfection, and is very proud of her grades. April helps other students and teachers in the classroom without being asked. She is enthusiastic and fun to have around.
Science teacher Shelly Sullivan nominated Gonzalez, writing:
Katelyn has been working especially hard this month in biology. On a daily basis she can be seen participating in class, working hard in the lab, helping classmates and asking great questions. Katelyn’s hard work can be seen in her grades, as she is one of only a few students who has an ‘A’ average on both lab work and tests/quizzes. Katelyn also stands out due to her intrinsic motivation and willingness to come in outside of class time for clarification or extra help.