Each month STRIVE sponsors a boy and girl high school student as Community R-VI 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 November Students of the Month are Katie Bertels and Matt Gastler. The December Students of the Month are Caden Escamilla and Deann Brooks. Sophomore Katie Bertels is the daughter of David and Paula Bertels, of Martinsburg. She is active in softball, FFA, FBLA, FCA, STRIVE, and Envirothon. Katie enjoys ‘hammocking,’ spending time with friends, swimming, and family time.
Junior Matt Gastler is the son of Sam and Sandy Gastler, of Martinsburg. He is active in baseball, basketball, FFA, and NHS. Matt enjoys sports, hunting, and hanging out with friends.
Freshman Cadin Escamilla is the son of Serena Bosworth and Florencio Escamilla, of Laddonia. He is active in basketball, cross country, and track. Cadin enjoys basketball and working out.
Freshman Deann Brooks is the daughter of Daniel and Amy Brooks, of Martinsburg. She is active in softball, basketball, FFA, and FCA. Deann enjoys fishing, hunting, hanging out with friends and family, riding 4-wheelers, and playing sports.