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, perseverance and integrity.
The Student of the Month for April is Junior Tucker Roach, son of Rusty and Melody Roach.
At school, Tucker enjoys being a member of FFA and participating in Trap. He is a member of Paw Pride. Tucker is a team player in basketball and baseball.
Tucker’s activities outside of school are; 4-H, He likes to go hunting and fishing when he can. Tucker enjoys working on the farm and his lawn care business. After graduation, Tucker plans on attending the College of the Ozarks.
The Ballard staff has said: “Tucker shows integrity in his day-to-day walk, I can always trust that he is being honest with me, along with trusting his words. If he says he will do something he will follow through and complete that task. He is motivated to complete tasks the correct way, even if he does not want to. If I ask him for help he is willing to go above and beyond to help. I know like most of us, we wanted baseball and softball in our district and when that did not happen we were disappointed. However, with a co-op with Montrose, our students were still given the option to play, this upset a number of students, but he followed through and has gone to another school so that he could play the sport. To me this shows perseverance.”
Tucker’s inspirational statement is: “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you must endure the storm.” For Tucker’s hard work in school, he is receiving a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks.”
Pictured: Tucker Roach and Principal Stephanie Nold