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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Adrian Optimist Club Students of the month March 2021

The Adrian Optimist Club is pleased to honor Students of the Month from the Miami, Ballard, and Adrian schools. Criteria for this honor center on outstanding academic and civic achievement and school spirit. Staff at each of the schools make the selection, and their decision is based on expansion of these criteria. Selection is based on the criteria, but a student stepping up to a particular task will come to play in it. Each student is honored with a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks”.

The Miami Student of the Month for March is Jayden Reitz, a Senior. Jayden is the son of Jamie and Paul Reitz. Jayden’s in school activities include Quiz Bowl, Band, and NHS. He is active in his church youth group. Jayden says, “Something that motivates me is music, as it helps ge me in a good mind set. An inspiration of mine is the success I see in others. It can help to provide a goal or something to look forward to. Miami staff say, “Always goes above and beyond to help others. Never complains even helps teachers out with the little things. Always keeps us laughing and has a great sense of humor. Overall a great attitude.” Jayden plans to go to college to become a paramedic and then work his way to becoming a medical examiner.
The Adrian Student of the Month is Kameron Collier, a Senior. Kameron is the daughter of Kirsten and Scott Collier. Kirsten is active in FFA in school and in 4H showing and judging livestock outside of school. Kameron plans to attend Fort Scott Community College and be on the livestock judging team.
The Ballard Student of the Month is Payton Miller. Payton, a Junior, is the son of Brandon and Casie Miller. Payton is a proud member of the Ballard Basketball team and enjoys catfishing, hunting, and walking in the woods. Payton’s inspirational quote by Sun Tzu is. “He who is destined to defeat, first fights and afterwards looks for victory.” Staff at Ballard say. “Over the years Payton has matured into a polite, helpful, and positive student. He is thoughtful and considerate to other students and teachers. He is not afraid to try new things and is committed to improving after starting. I am delighted to nominate Payton and believe it is beyond time to celebrate his efforts, heart, and great attitude. Payton plans to train to become an EMT.