MAYVILLE - Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for October achievements, are Jeremy Lesniowski, Emilie Christie, Jenna Nicole Einink, Jenna Marie Wiemer, Hamzah Khalil and Ryan Courtney Wilson. The student recognition program honors students in grades seven through 12 whose classroom performance, attitude toward learning, work ethic and extra-curricular activities set them apart.
Lesniowski, a senior, is the son of Sheila Lesniowski of Ashville. English, art and French are Jeremy's favorite subjects, and he plans to move to New York City and attend New York University's Tisch School of the Arts to study film and television and pursue a career in filmmaking. Jeremy is a member of the soccer and track teams and participates in Sources of Strength, Student Administration and National Honor Society. Other interests include drawing, animation, film, cooking, playing the ukulele, making videos, blogging and musical theater. This summer Jeremy attended a month's study for six credit hours at the Tisch Summer Filmmaker's Workshop 2012. When asked what person in history he admires, Jeremy selected John Oates of Hall and Oates, "because that man was capable of growing beautiful facial hair and beautiful music too. Hall and Oates created music that perfectly married pop, rock, and soul. It is a mix that he got right, and he should be commended for doing so." To be another person for a day, Jeremy selected a cat because cats don't have responsibilities or goals. "To be rewarded for doing nothing except for looking cute, now that's living the life," he said.
Math is the favorite subject of junior Christie, daughter of Jeffrey and Frances Christie of Mayville. Christie participates in varsity tennis. She is president of the Class of 2014, is a Peer Tutor and participates in Spanish Club, Youth Making a Difference, Impact Club, the High School Bowl academic team, the school musical, National Honor Society, knitting club and chorale. Outside of school, she is a member of the youth group at Saint Mary of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church and works at the Bemus Point Market. Her plans after high school include attending college for four years. Pope John Paul II is the person in history whom Christie admires. He was a shining example of peace and virtue throughout his life, she explained, having an influence on worldwide events and issues as well as individual lives. To be another person for a day, Christie chose President Obama so, "I could try to find compromise and bi-partisan solutions to economic and social issues the country faces."
Einink, a sophomore, is the daughter of David and Lisa Einink of Mayville. She selected English and math as her favorite subjects. Einink competes on the basketball and volleyball teams. Outside of school, she participates in AAU basketball and enjoys spending time with her best friend. Einink plans to attend college and hopes to play a college sport. She would like to major in sports journalism. Rosa Parks is the person Einink most admires because Parks stood up for what she believed in. To be another person for a day, Einink selected her mother because, "she does everything for me, and I look up to her tremendously."
Wiemer is the daughter of Peter and Kathy Wiemer of Chautauqua. Wiemer is a freshman who enjoys math class. She is a member of the swim team and enjoys snowboarding, horseback riding, swimming and water skiing. Future plans include attending college, getting a job, getting married and having a family. Swimmer Summer Sanders is the person Wiemer most admires. Sanders won four medals in the Olympics in 1992 at the age of 19. When asked who she would like to be for a day, Wiemer selected Rebecca Soni because, "I love swimming and my favorite stroke is the breaststroke. Rebecca is a six-time Olympic medalist for the 100 meter breaststroke."
Khalil, an eighth grader, is the son of Hassan and Yosra Khalil of Mayville. Math, science and English are Khalil's favorite subjects. He is a member of the art and chess clubs and participates in band, track and Tae Kwon Do. Outside of school, he enjoys walking. The person he admires in history is Abraham Lincoln because he has great power in his words and because he never lied. To be another person for a day, Khalil chose Chuck Norrism "because then I could just round-house kick my problems."
Seventh grader Wilson is the son of Steve and Laura Wilson of Mayville. Wilson selected science and social studies as his favorite subjects. He plays trumpet in the band and is a member of the ski club. His hobbies include snowmobile riding, scooters and video games. Outside of school, Wilson baby-sits and was also a daily boy at Chautauqua Institution. His favorite person in history is Benjamin Franklin because he invented many things that have improved lives today. For a day, Wilson would like to be Ryan Miller from the Buffalo Sabres because, "hockey is my favorite sport, and the Sabres are my favorite team."
Teachers Marlea Brown and Amy Redman coordinate the Student of the Month recognition program in the secondary school.