Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for September achievements, are Samantha Bauer, Ryan Wilson, Olivia Anderson, Sydney Gleason, Emilie Burlew, and Brooklyn Scriven. The student recognition program honors students in grades 7 through 12 whose classroom performance, attitude toward learning, work ethic and extra-curricular activities set them apart.
Senior Samantha Jane Bauer is the daughter of Todd and Susan Bauer of Chautauqua. Government is her favorite class this year. She has competed on the varsity tennis team since seventh grade, earning the MVP award as both a sophomore and a junior. Since tenth grade she has also competed on the varsity basketball and softball teams. She is actively involved in the Peer Education and Peer Mentoring programs. Outside of school, Sam enjoys hanging out with friends, playing tennis, performing community service, and juggling. When asked what historical person she most admires, Sam selected Amelia Earhart, because "she was a strong woman, breaking new boundaries." If Sam could be another person for a day, she would be Chautauqua Lake junior Jesse Zenns, because "it would be fun to be tall." After graduation, Sam would like to major in education in college, on a pre-dental track.
Ryan Courtney Wilson, son of Steve and Laura Wilson of Mayville, is a junior who says government and physics are his favorite classes. Ryan has competed on the track team since sophomore year and has participated in both Ski Club and the Envirothon. Outside of school, he enjoys spending time outdoors, especially running, playing disc golf, hiking, hunting and snowmobiling. Ryan has been honored as a Student of the Month every year since seventh grade. Ryan admires a lot of people in history, but most recently Terry Pegula "because he is a self-made businessman, and obviously because he helped keep the Bills in Buffalo." When asked what person he would like to be for a day, Ryan responded, "I would love to be our President Barack Obama for a day, just so I could know what it's like to be one of the most eloquent speakers in the world." His plans include studying engineering in college, although he has not decided which branch of engineering to pursue.
Samantha Jane Bauer
Sophomore Olivia Rose Anderson, who is the daughter of Jon and Kelly Anderson of Mayville, selects history and English as her favorite subjects. Liv has competed on the varsity softball team since seventh grade. She played JV volleyball from seventh to ninth grade, also making the all-tournament JV volleyball team; this year she played for the varsity team. She has won an award for her Patriot's Pen essay, "Why I Appreciate America's Veterans," in the 2014-15 contest sponsored by Lake Chautauqua Memorial VFW Post 8647. Outside of school, she enjoys playing softball and volleyball, reading, and playing the ukulele. Olivia admires mathematician John Nash, because "he overcame obstacles even with a mental disorder." When asked what person she would like to be for a day, she replied, "a millionaire." Olivia looks forward to attending Coastal Carolina College to play softball and become a teacher.
Sydney Gleason, a freshman, is the daughter of Craig and Nancy Gleason of Ashville. Global Studies, earth science, and biology are her subjects. She has played basketball for CLCS since seventh grade and has run track since eighth. She has demonstrated her leadership ability by being elected class president two years in a row (eighth and ninth grade). Outside of school, Syd likes to swim, listen to music, play basketball, and read. The people she admires most in history are musicians, because "they are almost crazy but very brave to put their work and emotions or lives out in the world for others to listen to, latch onto, and sometimes admire." If she could be another person for a day, she would be "my best friend and basically older sister Rebecca Rothleder. No matter what, Rebecca continues to push forward and work hard, even and especially when she is tired. I want to see how she always does it." After high school, Syd would like to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study music or marine biology. She would also like to visit Greece.
Eighth grader Emilie Burlew is the daughter of Ryan and Kitrina Burlew of Ripley. English and science are her favorite subjects. Ema Lou, as she likes to be called, has played basketball since seventh grade.
Outside of school she is involved in Girl Scouts and enjoys drawing. Emilie admires Rosa Parks, because she stood up for what she believed in. She looks forward to "getting a good job and have a big house and family."
Seventh grader Brooklyn Scriven is the daughter of David Scriven of Ripley and Kimberly Scriven of Jamestown. Math, art, and gym are her favorite classes this year. Outside of school, Brook enjoys going to the races and outdoor adventures. When asked what person in history she most admires, Brook chose Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles, because "I like doing gymnastics and they encourage me to strive harder." If Brook could be another person for a day, she would choose Rachael Ray because "she is a chef and helps me to achieve my goals." This is fitting, since Brook plans to become a chef.
Teachers Amy Redman and Tara Reyda coordinate the Student of the Month recognition program in the secondary school.