Each month STRIVE sponsors high school students as Students of the Month. When choosing this honor, teachers and staff members consider effort in academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, adherence to school rules, and demonstration of school spirit and pride. The October Students of the Month are Damion Eckler and Bethany Schmidt and the November Students of the Month are Natalie Thomas and Blaze Escamilla.
Damion Eckler, sophomore, is the son of Raymond Eckler and Jessica Scheulan, of Laddonia. He is involved in baseball, band, FCCLA, and FFA. Damion enjoys reading in his spare time.
Bethany Schmidt, senior, is the daughter of Brad and Miranda Schmidt, of Martinsburg. She is involved in FCA, FTA, Choir, basketball, and FBLA. Bethany enjoys singing, reading, and hanging out with her friends and family.
Natalie Thomas, sophomore, is the daughter of Matt and Carey Thomas, of Mexico. She is active in basketball, softball, FCA, FBLA, and track. Natalie enjoys sports, watching Netflix, and baking.
Blaze Escamilla, junior, is the son of Serena Bosworth and Florencio Escamilla, of Laddonia. He is active in basketball, track and field, and Ccoss country; having ran at the state cross country meet this Fall. Blaze enjoys playing 2K, riding around with friends, running, and basketball.