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GIHS announces February Viking Values Students of the Month

February 2023 Students of the Month

Principal Hillary Kretz-Harvey, Assistant Principal Jon Lattanzio, and Dean of Students Clare Battle of Grand Island High School have announced the Viking Values Students of the Month for February.

The Viking Values Students of the Month are nominated by the departments of World Language, Social Studies, Mathematics, English, Business, Art, Physical Education, Music, Technology, and Science.

The students are pictured, from left, front row:

Megan Reynolds – selected by the World Language Department; Colin Morgan – selected by the Mathematics Department; Juliette Itzo – selected by the Science Department; La’Nijha Jordan-Figueroa – selected by the Business Department. Back row: Assistant Principal Jon Lattanzio, Braiden Jaroszewski – selected by the Technology Department; Anthony Borzillieri – selected by the Physical Education Department; David Still – selected by the Music Department; Miranda DeCourcey – selected by the Art Department; Yauheni Kaniuk – selected by the English Department; Chase Mango – selected by the Mathematics Department; Principal Hillary Kretz-Harvey, and Dean of Students Clare Battle. Not pictured: Casey Walowitz – selected by the Social Studies Department.

The Viking Values Students of the Month are chosen based on character, academic performance, effort, behavior, social relationships, and attendance.

Character: The student demonstrates the Viking Values of respect, responsibility, safety, and compassion.

Academic performance: The student is passing all classes taken within the department; demonstrates excellent class participation and completion of assignments.

Effort: The student demonstrates good effort in class and works up to or exceeds innate ability.

Behavior: Both inside and outside of the classroom, the student obeys rules, shows respect to peers and adults, and is well mannered.

Social relationships: The student displays leadership, a willingness to help peers, and shows respect toward others.

Attendance – The student attends school regularly and arrives at school and classes on time.

Photo by Larry Austin/Grand Island Central School District