Thunder Mountain High School students of the month were recognized for their positive contributions on campus, with lunch provided by the PTO and site council, including Maureen Hall, Nancy Courtney, Michelle Stricker, Steve Iha and Joan Gionotti. Steven Abbott, from Dartmouth College, was the guest speaker.
Freshman Natailie Millay was anonymously nominated this month.
The unnamed teacher wrote, “Natalie is showing focus and hard work as not only a freshmen but as a new student to the public school system. Great kid!”
Senior Casey Langel was nominated by art teacher Heather Ridgway.
“Casey looks for new challenges, and doesn’t settle for the easy way out in ceramics. He really applies his vision and problem solves his way to success. He’s very good at anticipating physical stressors and accounting for them in his design plan in advance. When he isn’t looking to get a jump-start on the next project, he’s helpful recycling clay and maintaining the studio. I’m so happy to have him this semester,” Ridgway wrote.
Ryan Mayer and Nathan Herron, both sophomores, were nominated by community member Doug Sanvik.
“Ryan had built a structure on state land unaware that it was state land. When contacted about the structure Ryan took responsibility and removed the structure. Ryan’s behavior throughout this process has been exemplary and he has exhibited a level of maturity beyond his years,” Sanvik wrote about Mayer.
“Nathan Herron apparently had no connection to the building, but simply came along to assist Ryan with the clean-up. He too, had a very cooperative attitude and was a welcome addition to the clean-up crew,” he added about Herron.
Sophomore Lacey Davis was nominated by math teacher Carol May.
“Lacey has been a phenomenal help in algebra class. Without ever being asked, she helps students that are having a hard time comprehending the concepts. She is a wonderful coach for them, and sincerely celebrates when they figure it out. Lacey should be proud of her work ethic, her empathy for others, and her pure enthusiasm. She is a joy to have in class,” May wrote.
Sophomore Logoitumua “T” Iputi was nominated by math teacher Stephen Gasche.
“T is trying hard and seeing success in her Geometry Class. She is involved in volleyball and has great school spirit. She also graces the halls with the melodic sounds of her ukelele,” Gasche wrote.