The November Students of the Month at DDHS have been announced, and they are….
Sophomore Jesus Sanchez, Senior Ryan Ettner, and junior Lauren Pond.
Jesus Sanchez was nominated by Chinese Language Teacher Xin Hill, whose nomination letter read:
Jesus displays great talent on learning the Chinese language and Culture. He can understand most of the Chinese words and conversations we have had. Recently he sang a Chinese song along with MTV and pronounced 886 words clearly and correctly; like a native Chinese speaker. I was amazed! I didn’t teach this and I didn’t think any student at this level could do this! He is the only one among all of students I have had that could sing the song completely. Most students who study the Chinese Language for two years in college are capable of such mastery. I am hoping to video Jesus to show the rest of my Chinese Classes, from 6 high schools, his accomplishments and to have him teach them to sing.
To watch Jesus sing the song, click here.
Ettner was nominated by physical education teacher Ben Herland, who wrote:
Ryan is an enthusiastic young man that comes with a positive attitude and is early to every class! In Adventure Education I, Ryan exceeds all expectations as a leader and as a role model for all other students. He leads by example in positive communication, trust, problem solving, and being a good listener to other student’s ideas. His ability to work with diverse groups of students and bring positive results in every group is impressive. Ryan’s increased passion for fitness, goal setting, and work ethic are also commendable. Not only does he stay after school regularly to use the fitness facilities, he also joins other Adventure Education classes to further his rock climbing skills. As a teacher, it is rewarding to see a student exemplify great leadership skills and demonstrate quality work. I look forward to see where his goals lead him and see him excel in the future! Keep up the good work Ryan!
Lastly, RISE teacher Bill Rima nominated Pond, and wrote this about her:
Lauren is new to the RISE program this year. In her nine weeks in the program, she has demonstrated a real desire to succeed both academically and vocationally. Her attendance, effort, and attitude have all been excellent. In addition, she is doing volunteer work at Our Redeemer Pre-School three afternoons a week. Her supervisor says she is doing a very good job. Lauren is using this experience as preparation for a career in daycare. She hopes to someday run her own daycare business.
Winners of the Student of the Month awards receive a letter home, their picture and write up displayed in the case by the auditorium and on the DDHS website. Winners also receive a Comet Code T-shirt!!