Who was the State Journal’s Student of the Week for February 12-16?
Voting for the State Journal’s inaugural “Student of the Week” entry is now open after principals and administrators from local and district schools submitted six nominations.
Students were nominated based on academic achievement, leadership, citizenship, character, public service, and participation in clubs and activities.
We will publish a list of Student of the Week finalists every Monday at sj-r.com. The survey closes at noon on Thursday.
Here are this week’s nominees:
Mitchell Watts, Calvary Academy
According to Calvary Academy Principal Jessica Smith, Watts is a dedicated student who approaches his studies with distinction and determination. “His fun-loving spirit makes him popular with teachers and peers alike,” she said in her nomination.
Will Hovey, Springfield High School
Hovey ranked second in his senior class (out of 340 students). He received the National Legion of Merit earlier this year and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is a four-year member of the boys swim team and tennis team and has been recognized as an academic all-conference captain, team captain, all-conference podium and sectional podium. Hovey was recently recognized as an Eagle Scout and created a Little Free Library to improve literacy for disadvantaged youth.
Marcy Frank, Brown County
Frank is a scholar at Illinois State and a member of the Scholastic Bowl team. Polly Craven, principal at Brown County High School, said Frank is “smart, insightful, and willing to help others succeed.”
Alivia Clayton, Franklin
Clayton is a senior and ranks at the top of her class. She is active in FFA, Student Council, National Honor Society, track, and cross country, and is a senior officer. After graduation, Clayton will attend Greenville University to study accounting.
Ashley Brown, Waverley
Brown is president of her class and student council. She was a member of the volleyball and softball teams. Brown recently received the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award and plans to attend college to obtain a degree in physical therapy.
Isaac Bruckschmidt, Beardstown
Brockschmidt currently ranks first in his senior class with a grade point average of over 4.6. He recently scored his 1,000th point as a member of the Tigers’ basketball team.
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This article originally appeared in the State Journal-Register: Vote for the State Journal – Student Registration of the Week February 12-16