The Ballard R-2 School District is pleased to be working in conjunction with the Adrian Optimist Club to honor a Student of the Month for the 2021-22 school year.
Student of the Month is selected by the staff of the Ballard R-2 School District using the following criteria: attendance, attitude towards others and school, behavior, leadership, and improvement in or maintenance of good grades, and this month, friendliness.
The Student of the Month for September is seventh grader, Olivia Porter, the daughter of Jacque and Gary Hill and Jesse Porter.
At School, Olivia enjoys being a part of the junior high volleyball team.
Olivia’s outside activities are; participating in the local 4-H, riding in the Semi, working her cattle, and swimming at her grandma’s.
Olivia’s plan for the future is to go to college at UCM to play volleyball.
The Ballard staff has said: “I have had the opportunity to see Olivia work and encourage her fellow classmates. The younger students look up to her for guidance and acceptance. She is a hard worker who always has a smile and shows kindness everyday”.
“Olivia always comes in with a smile, positive attitude, and demonstrates a desire to learn. She is an excellent example of showing kindness to others and is a positive role model for her peers. She sets a good example for others and encourages others to do the right thing. Olivia is a joy to have in class”.
Olivia’s inspirational quote is; “Good job, great try, you are doing a good job”!
For Olivia’s hard work in school, she is receiving a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks.”
Pictured: Principal Stephanie Nold and Olivia Porter