Chautauqua Lake Names Students Of The Month

Thomas Gurga

Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for May achievements are Thomas Gurga, Hannah Roush, Madison Kramer, Lucy Adams, Abigail Parker and Alexandra Reyda. 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.

Thomas Gurga, a June graduate, is the son of Jennifer Brooks of Ripley. Tom has competed on the varsity golf team each year of high school. He has twice before been named a Student of the Month and last spring was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society in the field of conservation. He has volunteered at both the Audubon Community Nature Center and its Bentley Audubon Sanctuary. Tom plans to join the U.S. Navy to become a heavy equipment operator as a Navy Seabee. While in the military he plans to earn a two-year degree related to environmental science.

Hannah Roush, daughter of Dan and Marcy Roush of Mayville, is a junior who says math and science are her favorite classes. Hannah has competed on the school’s soccer and basketball teams since her freshman year, earning the Most Improved award her freshman year and the Coach’s Award her sophomore year, both for soccer. Hannah also competed on the High School Bowl academic team, was a member of the Book Club, and this year was instrumental in forming the new student a cappella group, On That Note. Outside of school, Hannah enjoys reading and snowmobiling. In history, Hannah admires Rosa Parks because “she is so inspiring because she stood up for what she believed in and didn’t back down.” Hannah looks forward to college and preparing for a career as an orthodontist.

Sophomore Madison Kramer is the daughter of Tracey Curtis of Mayville and Nate Curtis of Ashville. This year, her favorite class was chemistry. Outside of school, Madi enjoys playing and listening to music and hanging out with friends. She admires her mother because “she has done everything in her power to take care of my siblings and me and to make us happy.” After graduation, Madison plans on attending college, although she is unsure of a field of study.

Freshman Lucy Bea Adams, daughter of Kelly and Dave Adams of Ripley, selects Global Studies as her favorite class this year because “Mrs. Walzer is my favorite teacher!” Lucy has competed on the softball team since seventh grade. Outside of school, Lucy enjoys photography. The historical person she most admires is Amelia Earhart because “I want to travel!” Lucy would like to be someone famous for a day “to see what their life is like.” Lucy looks forward to college and studying photography.

Hannah Roush

Eighth grader Abigail Ann Parker is the daughter of Justin and Erin Parker of Mayville. Math and science are her favorite subjects in school. Abbie has competed on the soccer and softball teams since seventh grade. Outside of school, she enjoys dancing, reading, and drawing. She admires Teddy Roosevelt because “he believed in protecting nature.” If she could be another person for a day, Abbie would like to be Harry Potter character Hermione Granger “so I could see the wizarding world and be able to do magic.” Abbie looks forward to a career related to math and science.

Seventh grader Alexandra Park Reyda is the daughter of Joseph and Tara Reyda of Mayville. She has enjoyed all her classes this year: social studies, English Language Arts, Spanish, science, math, technology and gym. Alex competed on the modified volleyball, basketball and softball teams. She has been on high honor roll every marking period this year. Outside of school, Alex enjoys reading, drawing, playing sports, “and being sarcastic.” She admires Jackie Robinson because “he was the first person to break the color barrier and play major league baseball. Even though he was segregated by his own teammates, he was able to become one of the best baseball players ever.” She stood up for women’s rights and changed the world. Without her, many girls wouldn’t be in school.” Alex’s plans include attending college.

Alexandra Reyda

Abigail Parker

Madison Kramer

Lucy Adams