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Student of the Month awards were presented to students from Ava High School and Ava Victory Academy at Tuesday’s luncheon meeting of the Ava Area Chamber of Commerce.
Each student received a $50 savings bond from Great Southern Savings Bank.
Students of the Month from Ava High School for October are Courtney Levan and Trae Shelton.
Courtney is the daughter of Robert and Leslie Levan. She has been involved in several activities in high school, such as FFA, Pep Club, cheerleading, and Art Club. She currently serves as president of the Ava FFA Chapter as well as Area 12 sentinel of FFA.
Courtney participates in several school-sponsored community service projects, such as the trash pick-up along the highways.
After Courtney graduates from Ava High School she plans on attending college to become a welder.
Courtney was nominated by her teachers for her strong leadership skills. Her leadership ability has grown a lot over the past year and she has become an outstanding leader not only in the classroom, but in FFA and in the community, as well.
Trae Shelton is the son of Gary and Richelle Shelton.
Trae is involved in Pep Club, baseball, and basketball. In his spare time, Trae assists in rebuilding Life Church.
After Trae graduates from Ava High School, he plans on attending a community college to play baseball. His major is undecided at this time.
Trae was nominated by his teachers for always having a positive attitude. Trae displays these same characteristics with every student in the hallway. He seems to be friendly to everyone and is mature beyond his years.
October’s Student of the Month for Ava Victory Academy is senior Kendra Young. Kendra has attended the Academy since she entered school. She is a dedicated student who goes over and beyond what is required in the classroom. She maintains a 3.9 GPA and is ranked at the top of her class.
Kendra is a member of Beta Club, a club that promotes “leadership through service.” She is actively involved in her church.
Kendra is also an excellent artist and has won awards in school and local art competitions for her pencil drawings. Kendra is interested in theater and possibly pursuing dual degrees in fine arts and an as yet undecided branch of the medical profession.
She has already been accepted at Southwest Baptist University.