The Fort Dodge Community School District, under a new program, is recognizing one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for their outstanding accomplishments.
For November, the honorees are:
Zachary Reeck, elementary student, was nominated by Cheryl Trunnell. She complimented his academics and behavior. He follows the Character Counts model, being respectful and kind to all and is a great helper and leader in his class, she said. He is the son of Matthew and Vickie Reeck.
Rodney Tilawen, middle school student, was nominated by Patty Loots. Loots wrote that while Tilawen is involved in many activities, he makes sure to check with his teachers and fulfill his first job - as a student. She also cited his honesty, integrity and sense of fairness in her nomination. Tilawen is the son of Irene Price.
Lukas Brown, high school student, was nominated by Lee DeCicco and Lis Rusher. The nomination cited his involvement as a volunteer student assistant for the Special Olympics bowling competition. "A number of the coach teachers that day stopped to mention the positive spirit and enthusiasm exhibited by Lukas as he worked with the Olympians," DeCicco said. Brown is the son of Greg and Krisi Brown.
Sharon Moser, paraeducator at Feelhaver Elementary, is the Employee of the Month for November. She was nominated by a coworker. The nomination indicates that Moser goes above and beyond her duty as the library paraeducator, by overseeing the check-in, check-out process, monitoring the lunchroom with an ability to be both kind and firm and serving on the school's PBIS team.