Joseph Rethemeyer, senior, has recently been named the August Student of the Month. Joseph has also been asked a series of questions about his future and his high school experience.
Joseph is the president of National Honor Society, president of Student Council, president of the Senior Class, and a member of FBLA and FCA. He is also a member of the cross country, basketball, and track teams.
Joseph said after high school he plans on going to Missouri S&T. He plans on getting a degree in civil engineering. He said all of his classes this year are pretty challenging.
He also talked about that his favorite part of high school is all of the extracurricular activities he participates in as well as hanging out with his friends.
When Joseph was asked about any advice he would give to students who are striving to be student of the month, he said, “Do the right thing all the time, even when it's not necessarily the cool thing to do.”
The teachers were also asked about Joseph and his good qualities and anything he has done that sticks out to them.
Mr. D. Peirick said, “Joseph is willing to help whenever and wherever there is a need. He is always trying to get others to do their best by his actions, and if needed, he will speak up or out. He is not afraid to call someone out on their behavior if it is not appropriate. Joseph will also always tell someone they have done a good job when he sees those things happen also. He is a leader by his actions and by his words. He truly cares for the school and the students who attend.”
Mrs. Schlafer responded with, “Joseph's politeness always makes him a pleasure to have in class. He always tried to have the top grades which set a good example for his peers.”
Ms. McCroskey talked about what qualities and characteristics that she looks for in a good student of the month: “I always keep it simple and think about who I want to be around. If that student were a co-worker, would I want to be around them? Are they decent, hard-working, positive people that try to help other people out instead of drag them down? That's what I look for.”
Congratulations to Joseph for receiving student of the month!