LARNED — Larned High School has named its Student Spotlight students for October — Skylar Collins, Academics; Dava Makings, Leadership/Service; Dorothy Keenan, Athletics; and Jorden Drimmel, Fine Arts.
Skylar Collins, Jr.
Good students complete assignments and projects, and are actively engaged in the learning process in classroom discussions and group interactions. Skylar Collins sets high academic goals, and is focused and serious about learning each new concept in each particular academic discipline.
Skylar has accepted a leadership role in the Larned High debate class. He has developed into a positive role model by encouraging younger debaters.
Because of his focus on his own learning and the willingness to share his knowledge with other students, Skylar is deserving of the October Spotlight in Academics.
Dava Makings, Jr.
• A good leader is someone who leads people but also someone who spends countless hours behind the scenes in order for success.
• A good leader heads up committees and holds offices, but also volunteers for time-consuming and mundane tasks that others prefer not doing.
• A good leader knows the difference between taking charge of a situation and stepping back to allow others to become leaders.
• A good leader is someone who serves as a good role model by doing the dirty work of getting up early to get things going or staying late to clean up the trash without whining or complaining.
• A good leader accepts success with humility and accepts responsibility when things go wrong.
• A good leader gets things done the right way the first time.
Dava definitely fits this profile of a good leader and is very deserving of the October Spotlight in Leadership/Service.
Dorothy Keenan, Jr.
Successful athletes are never satisfied with their individual accomplishments. Dorothy continues to strive to improve each and every day by working hard in practice, whether the coach is present or not, and on her own time even if that means early mornings and late nights. This kind of self-discipline has earned Dorothy not only success at every golf tournament this year, but it has also helped her earn yet another trip to the state meet for not only herself but also for her team. Working hard every day in practice, striving to improve as both an individual and as a team member, and improving her placing at state to fourth place medalist this year make Dorothy a perfect choice for the October Spotlight in Athletics.
Jorden Drimmel, Sr.
Jorden makes a positive contribution to the Larned High Band of Indians, but is willing to help out other musicians and treats them with kindness and compassion when they get frustrated with the music.
As an important part of the Larned High drama department, Jorden attacks each role with the same enthusiasm and professionalism, whether it’s a major role or one that supports the lead.
Jorden always has his lines, hits his entrances each time, and is willing to do a scene multiple times in order to get it right. Whether it is a frustrated and somewhat befuddled butler to an overly enthusiastic news reporter, every character that Jorden creates is always memorable and makes directing him a fun and satisfying experience.
Jorden definitely deserves the October spotlight in Fine Arts.