The following students are being recognized and celebrated for their excellence in each field of study. Unfortunately, we were unable to celebrate them in person at the Saybrook Point Inn. However, recognizing their achievements and sharing the words of their teachers of why they were selected helps honor them and their achievements.
April's Student of the Month: Fine Arts/ Music
Congratulations to Sophia Griswold for being selected by the Music Department for this honor.
Sophia has been in both band and chorus all through high school, as well as theatrical productions. She is a nationally-recognized Jazz trombonist and was selected for the All National Jazz Band in 2019. She has also participated in All New England, All State, and Regional festivals for jazz and classical trombone, and was selected for Regional and All State ensembles as a vocalist.
In addition to her representation of Lyme-Old Lyme High School, Sophia has been performing professionally in front of audiences since the age of 13, presenting both covers and original music. She has studied music at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Berklee College of Music, and has performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra, the Newport Jazz Festival, and at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City.
WELL DONE SOPHIA!
May's Student of the Month: Business
Congratulations to Dylan Mulligan for being selected by the Business Department for this honor.
Dylan was selected as the Business Rotary Student of the Month because of the excellence he has demonstrated in the wide variety of courses he has taken in the Business Dept. He has completed a variety of computer programming independent study classes with Mrs. Traver and did an amazing job in each. His final project last year for his independent study class was quiet impressive. He worked for the Tech Team for a couple of years and is always willing to help out with tech issues during class. During distance learning, Dylan is currently taking Social Media Marketing/E-Commerce and his comments, work, and quotes have been very insightful and well thought out. He is doing great work
Dylan is planning on studying Computer Programming in college in which I am sure he will excel. He is currently applying for the Pfizer summer internship program. Dylan has taken advantage of almost every resource offered by the Business Department to better himself and make himself an excellent candidate for a career in Business/Computers.
NICE WORK DYLAN!
June's Student of the Month: PE / Health
Congratulations to Callum Astley for being selected by the Physical Education and Health Department for this honor.
Callum Astley is an exemplary student and a unique young man who constantly strives for excellence. Callum will master a skill yet continue to challenge himself in an effort to reach perfection. He is very competitive with himself and is constantly setting new goals to reach. When he was a sophomore, Callum passed the Physical Fitness Test, but that was not good enough for him. Callum wanted to be part of the elite group of students who earned the Physical Fitness Challenge Award (an extremely difficult award to get). Callum practiced for weeks early in the morning and late in the evening, working on push-ups, flexibility and running. Callum passed the Challenge Award because of his mental toughness and grit, which epitomizes his true character. It is not surprising that Callum continues to take the test even though he no longer is required to do so. This is why Callum is going to become a great Physical Education teacher one day. Callum is going to continue his education at Springfield College where he will study Physical Education. Springfield College is one of the top Physical Education schools in the country. Callum has taken a step above and beyond and is already practicing 2-periods at end of school day to assist Ms. Schreindorfer with Mile Creek students. In his senior year when most seniors are rearranging their schedule to get out of school early, Callum rearranged his schedule to help in the elementary physical education classes so he would get more experience. He has already seized many opportunities to teach in a physical education class. For these reasons Callum is so deserving of the Rotary Student of the month for Physical Education/ Health.
WELL DONE CALLUM!
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