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Ava Kiwanis Club and Ava High School named Citizens of the Month for March and April at last Thursday’s Kiwanis Club meeting.
Citizens of the month for March, when the theme was Moral Courage, were Brandon Guengerich and Lacey Tucker.
Citizens of the Month for April, when the theme was Honesty, were Lindsey Armour and Kevin Philpott.
Guengerich is the son of Greg and Rachel Donley. He is in FFA and played basketball.
After high school he plans to attend college, but at this time does not know where he will go.
Teacher comments are: During the intramural basketball program for 3rd and 4th graders, Brandon demonstrated incredible poise, compassion and leadership with his team. Not only did he give of his time; he gave of his heart, inspiring the young athletes entrusted to him.
One teacher said, “As a parent and a teacher, it touched my heart to see such leadership and character in a young man.”
Lacey Tucker is the daughter of Bud and Connie Tucker. She is a cheerleader, is in jazz band, Pep Club, Anchor Club, FBLA, National Honor Society, journalism, Student Council, and Youth Philanthropy Committee.
After high school, Lacey plans to attend University of Missouri and major in music education.
A teacher commented: “Lacey did a very good job at representing AHS students on the Student Handbook Committee. She had some very good suggestions and presented them well in front of faculty, parents and other students.”
Lindsey Armour is the daughter of Dwight and Connie Armour. She is in band, jazz band, NHS, Anchor Club and Link Crew.
After high school Lindsey plans to attend OTC or Evangel and major in elementary education or special education, and minor in music.
Comments about Lindsey are: “Lindsey is honest with her section in band and is very upfront with them when they’re doing something they are not supposed to do, and getting them back on track.”
Kevin Philpott is the son of Bill and Terry Philpott. He is active in NHS, Student Council, Trend, Pep Club, Spanish Club and Link Crew.
Kevin says that after high school he will attend a four-year university but his major is undecided.
Teacher comments are that Kevin is always clear and honest about work done. In any hypothetical situation, one teacher said Kevin would be chosen to make the honest choice, even when difficult.