Fairfield High School, Hy-Vee honors Students of the Month

Fairfield High School officials have announced its Students of the Month for January.

The students are: freshman Samara McLain, sophomore Drew Martin, junior Julia Fritz and senior Hollie Nelson.

Each month, FHS faculty nominates one student from each class to receive Student of the Month honors. The program is meant to promote success in and out of the classroom. For a student to be a well-respected citizen, they must be able to balance many different areas of life. They must exemplify outstanding characteristics both as a student and as a citizen of the community. The student must be able to handle many different aspects of student life while maintaining excellence in the classroom. This award is designed to nominate and select students who promote and take pride in Fairfield High School, in themselves, and in others.

In addition to earning this award, students will have their picture displayed in the front foyer of the high school, a gift from Fairfield Hy-Vee Food and Drug Store, and a certificate. Additionally, FHS has partnered with Hy-Vee and will host a breakfast at the end of the year for Students of the Month and their immediate family members. During the breakfast, a ?Student of the Year? will be awarded.

Samara McLain is the daughter of Chuka and Jennifer McLain. She was nominated by David Kraemer, who said: ?She always puts 110 percent into her class work. Always works the full class period. Model student in my classes. I appreciate how hard you work in my classes and the level of quality that you put into your work. You set the bar.?

Drew Martin is the son of Jeff and Jennifer Martin. He was nominated by Tim Bartels, who said: ?Drew is an excellent example of leadership in and out of the classroom. After a basketball game, he was the first student to start clearing chairs and his teammates followed. He is always personable and his attendance is great. His grades are reflective of his work ethic, and he has demonstrated excellent leadership qualities. I am anxious to watch him grow.?

Julia Fritz is the daughter of Joe and Lori Fritz. She was nominated by Katelyn Weaver, who said: ?Julia is a great person, caring, and considerate of others. The way in which she presents herself, her good manners, positive attitude, and great work ethic are well noticed.?

Hollie Nelson is the daughter of Shawn and Heather Nelson. She was nominated by Courtney Taglauer, who said: ?Hollie is highly involved in FFA, 4-H, and yearbook, in addition to her regular classes. She does community service work and helps with her family?s farming operation. I can always count on Hollie to have work done on time and done well, as well as to maintain her GPA. Plus, she?s just a nice young lady!!! Very deserving! She has an excellent ?can-do? attitude that will take her far in life!?