From left are Sean Ellison, science teacher; Vanessa Prashaw; Allison Tessier; and Robin Fetter, high school principal. In front are Anneke Chudzinski and Courtney North.
NORWOOD -- Courtney North, Anneke Chudzinski, Vanessa Prashaw and Allison Tessier were recently selected as students of the month for December at Norwood-Norfolk Central School.
“Students are selected for their academic achievements, integrity and leadership in the school and throughout the community,” according to a press release from the college.
North was chosen as the freshman student of the month. She is the daughter of Ralene and Phillip North of Norfolk.
She enjoys math, science and reading. She plays soccer and basketball.
She plays the clarinet for band and participates in mock trial. Her future plan is to become a nurse practitioner, according to the release.
Chudzinski was chosen as the sophomore student of the month.
She is the daughter of Romi Sebald and Dana Chudzinski of Norwood.
She enjoys singing, writing and watching movies. She also loves to go for a hike or go camping.
She participates in Envirothon and runs track. She also is a member of the Spanish Club, Art Club and Travel Club.
Her future plan is to become a writer or an anthropologist, the release said.
Prashaw was chosen as the junior student of the month. She is the daughter of Ellie and Jeff Prashaw of Norwood.
She plays soccer and softball. She is a member of Drama Club and participates in the musical. She is also in band and chorus.
She plans to go to college for a psychology degree.
Tessier was chosen as the senior student of the month. She is the daughter of Kate Mikel and Matthew Tessier of Norwood.
She really enjoys astrology and “D.I.Y.” crafts. She also spends a lot of time researching new bands and listening to a variety of music.
She participates in school activities such as Jazz band and stage crew.
She runs cross country and outdoor track. She is a member of the Spanish Club, and traveled to Europe over mid-winter break and plans to travel with the Travel Club in the spring, the release said.
Upon completion of high school, she plans to attend Clarkson’s engineering school, and to one day be an “Imagineer” at Disney in California.
Each student received a gift card from a local restaurant, including Hotel Grande and Al Smiths of Norfolk and The Hometown Café and Lobster House of Norwood.