In an effort to raise student aspirations at Belfast Area High School, the staff has recently instituted a Student of the Month program. This program will recognize a boy and a girl at each grade level based on teacher nominations.

The CORE Mission Statement of the school will provide the criteria for selection: a clear and effective communicator, a self-directed and lifelong learner, a creative and practical problem solver, a responsible and involved citizen, a collaborative and quality worker, and an integrative and informative thinker.

The students will each receive a t-shirt, a certificate of recognition, and enjoy a pizza luncheon with the principal. Additionally, each student will have his or her picture prominently displayed in the school lobby and on the school’s website.

May’s honorees are: 9th graders Allie DellaMattera and Evan Schweikert; 10th graders Courtney Drinkwater and Nick Fortin; 11th graders Allie James and Noah Fishman; and 12th graders Emma Hamm and Nathan Howard.