LARNED — Larned High School has honored its May recipients for Student Spotlight for academics, athletics, fine arts and leadership/service.
Academics: Abby Ayre, Sophomore
A good student learns how to juggle family commitments, extracurricular activities, and other responsibilities, along with studies in order to achieve academic excellence.
This kind of time management requires dedication and the ability to accept help and guidance when needed in order to stay on track and excel in the classroom.
Abby gives back to her school in a variety of activities. She has learned how to manage all of those responsibilities and still stay focused on performing at a high level in her own class work.
Abby has continued to grow as a student and consistently succeeds in the classroom. She is an ideal choice for the May Spotlight in academics.
Athletics: Kevin VonFeldt, Senior
Some measure an athlete’s success by the accolades and accomplishments one receives. Others measure an athlete’s success by the ability to integrate the values and traits learned through the lessons of sports into daily life.
The character traits of team-building, taking risks, overcoming disappointments, and persevering embody a successful athlete on the field. They also exist in that individual who finds success in personal and professional relationships. Kevin achieved success at a high level by placing ninth at the state tennis tournament as a junior. He has also enjoyed success in the classroom and in his personal life. He is an obvious choice for the May Spotlight in athletics.
Fine Arts: Shealon Calkins, Sophomore
The fine arts category encompasses many disciplines, and it allows students to use a variety of gifts. Shealon has used his gifts to make a positive contribution.
Shealon has honed his acting skills in plays and musicals. Shealon is a valuable asset with the ability to play a variety of memorable roles. Shealon uses his vocal talents on the stage and is a member of “Beginnings,” who competes as a representative of Larned High School. he is a solid choice for the May Spotlight in fine arts.
Leadership/Service: Kim Gobin, Junior
As someone once said, “You don’t have to hold an office or chair a committee to be a good leader.”
Kim holds offices in several organizations and contributes to any job that needs to be completed.
Kim is a positive leader and a role model in-and-out of the classroom in a quiet and unassuming manner. She contributes without expectation for personal rewards.
Whether she chairs a committee in Student Council, shows up on a Sunday evening to make FCA May baskets, or digs through dirty recycling bins for National Honor Society, Kim backs up her membership in organizations with a personal commitment to roll up her sleeves and get the job done.
This faithful commitment to her fellow Larned High classmates makes Kim an indisputable choice for the May Spotlight in leadership/service.