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Larned High School August Student Spotlight Honorees
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From left are Amanda Haberman, Sydney Niemeyer, Joelle Keith and Zach Burkhead, Student Spotlight honorees for August at Larned High School.

Academics: Sydney Niemeyer, Senior

A good student is not defined by a grade-point average only. A good student perseveres through difficult tasks and takes responsibility for his or her own learning. A good student recognizes the fact that only through hard work and determination can one reap the rewards of obtaining the tools needed in order to succeed both in the classroom and in life itself. Sydney possesses the focus and self-motivation to find that success and has earned the August spotlight in academics.

Athlete: Amanda Haberman, Senior

Amanda has represented Larned High School in many different athletic arenas. Not only has she competed at the very highest level at state competitions but she has also become a positive role model by working hard both in practice and in the classroom. Being a three-sport athlete takes time management, a true commitment to her school and a desire to go beyond what is expected. Amanda definitely deserves to receive this month’s spotlight in athletics.

Fine Arts: Joelle Keith, Senior

A well-rounded student is one who appreciates not only obtaining knowledge through the core classes but also sees value in the arts, whether it be design, music or the theater. Joelle has dedicated many hours to not one but all three of these fine arts disciplines. Whether it’s bringing home awards from a design piece, being an integral part of the music department, both in band and choir, or taking part in stage performances, Joelle is truly deserving of the August spotlight in fine arts.

Leadership/Service: Zach Burkhead, Junior

True leaders do not seek or desire attention. True leaders simply get the job done. Zach sees no task as too small or too difficult and often volunteers to do the tedious, time-consuming and unpopular jobs that no one else wants to tackle. Not only does Zach show true leadership but he also epitomizes what true service is all about and is very deserving of the August spotlight in leadership and service.