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Mason Beck, son of Rachael and Jeremy Beck, is an eighth-grader at St. Joseph’s School. School officials said: Mason sets a good example for students and is a helpful peer. He asks questions for understanding and strives to get good grades. He is inclusivein both structured class and unstructured times such as recess.” Mason received St. Joseph’s Outstanding Student Award twice. He plays basketball, football and baseball. His religious activities include altar server, nursery volunteer, church decorating committee member and Sum of Love Youth Group member. Mason mows neighbors’ yards and shovels their sidewalks for free.
Bailey Bruss, daughter of Carolyn and Jeremy Bruss, is an eighth-grader at Mickle Middle School. School officials said: “Bailey works hard and encourages others to make good choices. She is a strong leader. She is consistently willing to help out peers in need and is always respectful toward everyone.” Bailey is an honor roll student and received First Impressions recognition from her school. She has competed for Mickle’s track team, the Universal Dance Academy and in the National American Miss competition. She is a member of Future Farmers of America, Campus Life and her church’s youth group. She also loves to create art and read.
Chandler Page, son of Cortney Page, is an eighth-grader at Parkview Christian School. School officials said that Chandler is an exceptional straight-A student. In fact, he has received all A-plusses except for one A. He is respectful, diligent and friendly, and he encourages cooperation instead of competition among his peers. Chandler is also artistic and creative, school officials noted. He excels in football and track.
Larissa Rockenbach, daughter of Anita and John Rockenbach, is an eighth-grader at St. Joseph’s School. School officials said: “Larissa is a leader in all classrooms. She has a kind heart and is a friend to her peers. She strives for both good grades and understanding of the material. She is a great role model.” Larissa received the Girl Scouts Bronze Award and was Principal for a Day. She was on Student Council in seventh grade. She sings for the Melodic Knights in retirement communities and nursing homes. She also plays trumpet in band and enjoys reading, writing, drawing and art. She plays for both Spirit volleyball and St. Joseph’s volleyball team.