Congratulations to our April winners for the Partners in Education program!
to learn more about our Partners in Education program and nominate an outstanding student or teacher. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on the 10th of each month.
Read about our awesome students:
“Dominic is an excellent student because he comes to class prepared to learn, he has his supplies and
materials organized, and he makes strides to improve all the time. He puts forth much effort and is an example to others. He is engaged and offers help to others when they struggle. Dominic is a caring friend and helpful classmate. I can count on him to be partners with anyone, and he will do his part to make sure that everyone in the group will learn. Dominic is an avid reader, and he strives to read different genres to be well rounded in his interests and learn more vocabulary. Dominic is involved in his school. He is currently in the school play, Annie, and in Board Game Club. Dominic loves school and his smile is contagious.” – Heidi Kanz, Teacher
“Autumn is a true school leader. She understands her purpose as a student, pushing herself in the
classroom, coming to school ready to learn, and supporting others in the classroom. She has made a mark at school through her involvement in school athletics and activities. She has competed in local speech contests, engaged as a 2-season varsity athlete and just earned recognition as the student director for the school play. Additionally, Autumn is committed to service. She has donated her time to serving at the Community Breakfast, supported the administration by helping at our school fundraisers and volunteered throughout the National Honor Society chapter. What pushes Autumn forward from her peers is her enthusiasm about being a helper. She is never too tired, too busy or too distracted to do her best. Autumn is a great role model for our school!” – Christine Siebeneck, Administrator
“Lilah is an honor student and outstanding athlete at St. Columban School. She has been active in cheerleading grades K-8 (a captain this year) and has been on the dance team for four years. She is a student tutor, a choreographer for the school musical for the past two years and a very accomplished gymnast. Outside of school, she is on a competitive dance-hip hop-pop squad and is the Junior Captain. Lilah is very outgoing and encourages those around her to try and be the best like she does. All of the younger girls look up to her because she is so talented — and nice!” – Karol Warden, Coach
“Besides being a volunteer at the library and camp counselor at Camp Invention, Isabella has pursued research projects during her high school career. She was invited to write blogs for Human Central, a company founded to highlight diversity about current
social issues by pulling from personal experiences. Isabella was also successful in publishing a research paper (Jun 2022 – Aug 2022) titled “The Role of Arctic Permafrost in Virus Spread and Other Components Leading to the Quickening Pace of Global Warming” in a research journal. While being an AP Scholar and maintaining a 4.4 GPA average, she was nominated for academic recognition as a delegate representing the State of Ohio at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. Most importantly, Isabella has been chosen for The Ohio State University’s Neuroscience Research internship as she prepares to continue her studies at the university in biomedical engineering. Although these academic accomplishments are impressive, what remains amazing is her discipline and drive to pursue other areas. With her drawings of native duck species, she won first place three years in a row in the National Junior Duck Stamp Competition, sponsored by the Division of Wildlife. Isabella has made me, her mother, and those around her better people.” – Alexandra Core Barbosa, Parent
“Emma is a senior at our school. She is a quiet leader who leads by example. She is kind to everyone and
does her best to include all students in activities and projects in class. She has played basketball and softball for the last four years at our school. All her teammates love her, and she makes each of them feel important to her and to the team. This year, Emma has added College Credit Plus classes to her schedule which takes great courage and leadership. Even though she has this busy schedule, she still finds time for her family and friends. Emma is often overlooked because she does not make a big fuss about herself. Overall, Emma is compassionate and a good person.” – Devani Roe, Teacher
“Natalie has worked extremely hard to get where she is
at in her senior year! She is in several AP classes, is part of the Bulldog leadership academy, an 8-year trumpet player in the band and a 3-time state qualifier with the speech and debate team. Natalie has also held the same job at a local cake shop since she was 15 and volunteers her time as a member of the National Honor Society. She has done all of this and maintained a 4.4 GPA. We believe she is deserving of every accolade she receives.” – Kimberly Pigman, Parent
“Eliana is an outstanding student who has demonstrated excellent achievement by maintaining academic excellence, showing school representation in
a number of SEL activities and partaking in leadership involvement at McGuffey by being on High Honor Roll. She has ranked in the top five students in all her subjects. She is currently first in my Social Studies class. She sets personal goals of high academic achievement without compromise. She has an outstanding work ethic and inquisitive nature, which has contributed to her pursuit of excellence. Eliana maintains a positive attitude toward learning and willingly takes on feedback to improve her learning in all her subjects. Not only is she an exceptional student, but she has also been a strong member of our student leadership since she has been in this school. She models our values of being WAREN (Work ethic, Accountability, Responsibility, Respect, Ethical Behavior & No excuse).” – Jack Reppart, Teacher