Students of the Month
OUR YOUTH OF THE MONTH AWARD recognizes hard-working pre-high school and high school students who attain high levels of scholastic achievement, community involvement and leadership, and daily demonstrate good citizenship both at school and at home. Students recognized for the month of January were Andrea Cantor from Sebastian River Middle School, Brikya Spann from Storm Grove Middle School, Melody Rivera from Sebastian Charter Junior High School, and Remington Monnett and Nicholas Jackman from Sebastian River High School.
Andrea Cantor demonstrates the qualities and character we all want to see in the future leaders of our city, nation, and our world. She is an open-minded individual, who is always eager to learn about others and shows genuine interests in exploring new ideas, while at the same time maintaining a clear sense of who she is and not compromising her values. Andrea is responsible, always ready for class, and she is caring towards her peers as well as adults. Andrea has a love for learning and for sharing her knowledge with others.
This is a young lady who takes pride in her work and doesn’t cut corners to just get things done. She is always striving for excellence. Andrea displays the motivation, drive, determination that is needed to not just be successful in school, but also in life. She is a role model who shows respect to her peers and to all adults on campus. In accepting her award Andrea thanked our club, her family and teachers saying, “I am very honored.”
Brikya Spann is a perfectly blended student. She is a creative arts and chorus student and a leader in the summer science program. She is well spoken and fantastic in the classroom. Brikya is respectful, kind, and hardworking – an all-around wonderful person. She hopes to continue her studies after high school at SMU and become a medical mal-practice attorney. In accepting her award Brikya thanked our club for the recognition and her teachers for nominating her.
Melody Rivera defines humbled leadership, as she demonstrates daily citizenship, honesty, and caring for those around her. Melody has a 4.0 GPA and is ranked at the top of her class. Through both her academics and extracurricular activities, Melody strives for excellence as a master of teamwork and positivity. She always puts forth 100% effort and pays attention to detail. Melody is an active member of National Junior Honor Society and captain of the basketball team. She always has a great and positive attitude, works hard, and displays outstanding sportsmanship. She is a great example for all of the younger girls on the team. She has the same great character around school every day. Melody wants to be a 6th grade social studies teacher. She exhibits the resolve and willingness to do whatever it takes to succeed. In accepting her award Melody thanked our club, her teachers, and “my family for everything they do for me.”
Remington Monnett is an IB Diploma Candidate with a Weighted GPA of 4.659 and ranked 2nd in her class. She is Treasurer of the National Honor Society, a National Merit Scholar Commended Student and AP Scholar with Honor. She has received the Shark Award (for Athletes with a 3.5 unweighted GPA) with a 4.0 GPA all 4 years for lacrosse and weightlifting. She has also been in the SRHS Band Wind Ensemble for 4 years, a section leader of the alto saxophones, Marching Pride Band, and 4-county Honor Band.. Remington is Senior Class President and a FBLA state qualifier. She is also a member of the Chess Club and Masterminds Club. She volunteers as a Peer Forward Leader mentoring students thinking about applying to college—especially first-time college students, is a member of the Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy, and organized the Color Run to raise funds for the March of Dimes. She also helped create an IB website for current and future students to help prepare for exams. In accepting her award “Remy” thanked our club for honoring her and her parents and teachers who have all encouraged her. She has applied and been accepted to UCF, Auburn University and University of Alabama for the pre-med scholars program. She plans to become a fertility specialist and help families achieve their goals.
Nicholas Jackman is and IB Diploma Candidate with a Weighted GPA of 4.302 and ranked in the top 10% of his class. He is a National Honor Society Member. He has been on the Swim Team all 4 years and advanced to state competition 2 times for 100 yard back stroke and 500 yard freestyle where he placed 15th. He is also a member of the Treasure Coast Swimming Conquistadors (TCSC), a year-round competition team, since 1st grade. Nicholas volunteers as a swim meets timer, as an Acolyte for Christ Church of Vero Beach, helps with Kettle Collection for the Salvation Army, and helps move computer equipment around SRHS. He fixes computers, switching out parts and general repairs. He loves astronomy and golf. He has applied and been accepted to FIT, Florida Southern, UNF, as well as out of state universities in Tennessee and Pennsylvania. Nicholas hopes to study mechanical engineering and possibly bio-technology. In accepting his award “Nick” thanked our club saying, “It truly means a lot to me, and was quite unexpected.”