Verona High School recognized the April students of the month at the May 31 Board of Education meeting. VHS Principal Joshua Cogdill began the student of the month award with the 2015-2016 school year. Students are selected from nominations made by VHS teachers.
The April students were Emily Marie Andersen, grade 9; Renata Primmer, grade 10; Zack Zaccone, grade 11; and Dominique Marino, grade 12.
Emily Marie Andersen earned an A- or greater in all of her classes for the third marking period. She is taking Honors English, Honors History, Honors Biology, Honors Geometry, Spanish II, and Band. Biology teacher Casey Harris nominated Andersen for her exceptional performance in biology. Principal Cogdill also acknowledged Andersen’s perfect attendance for the 2015-2016 school year.
Renata Primmer excelled during the third marking period, Cogdill said. She earned an A- or greater in Geometry, Introduction to Business, English II, and Chemistry. Nathan Scott, her chemistry teacher, nominated her, saying “During the third marking period, Renata has set a new standard for excellence. She has a 100% average on all of her tests for the third marking period, and has over a 99% average for the entire marking period. Renata is truly growing before my eyes from a strong student into a truly special and powerful student. She has seen what tremendous heights she can reach with persistence and hard work.” Cogdill noted that Primmer has only missed one day of school and she has never been late.
Zack Zaccone, who was not able to attend the presentation, was honored for earning an A or greater in Chemistry, Algebra II, Architectural Design, and Graphic Design. Jennifer Errico, his algebra teacher, nominated him saying, “Zack helps others, always turns in his work in a timely manner, and is respectful to his teachers and peers.” Cogdill called Zaccone “a gentleman who has proven to be a fine role model for younger students”.
Dominique Marino earned an A- or greater in all of her third marking period classes. This includes AP English, AP U.S. Government, AP Computer Science, AP Statistics, Intro to Financial Accounting Honors, and Choir. Robert Cashill, her statistics teacher, nominated her, saying “Dominique is one of those students you wish you could have in your class each year. She is a great role model.”
Rebecca Seubert, who was the grade 9 student of the month for March, was also recognized on Tuesday night (third from left, above). She had not been able to attend the April 26 BOE meeting when the March students were recognized.