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Cardinal Head High School Student of the Month

The faculty at Upsala High School are proud to name Cheryl Zimmerman as December Student of the Month.  Cheryl is the tenth grade daughter of Steve and Tracy Zimmerman.  She has one older brother, Dylan.

Zimmerman’s hard work in academics, service to her school and community has meant that she was nominated and ultimately selected for National Honor Society.  Curtis Robertson, NHS advisor said, “Cheryl is a very reliable student and has a strong desire to help others.”  She enjoys being part of NHS, because “NHS teaches you to be a better person.”  Some of her service activities have been serving as a representative for her class on student council, cleaning up road ditches, food drives, and volunteering with Kids against Hunger.

High School honors include being on the A honor roll and earning student of the month in many subject areas including Agriculture/Vocation Tech, Art, and Spanish.  

English is her favorite class because of her enjoyment of reading and writing.  She may even  make a future career out of her love of English. Her English Teacher, Jen Henry said, “Cheryl is so fun to have in class!  She has a unique sense of humor that really shines through in her writing."

Zimmerman works at Lange Oil.  In her free time she likes to paint, read, swim, watch movies, and spend time with her family and friends.  She enjoys going to the lake and sports events.  

Advice for her classmates is, “Don’t procrastinate.  Get your assignments done, so you don’t have to stress about it.”
Cardinal Head Junior High Student of the Month

Congratulations to Carter Johnson who has been chosen by Upsala High School staff as Junior High Student of the Month for December.  Carter is the eighth grade son of Rollie and Joan Johnson.

He has earned his place on the A honor roll.  Johnson is also the English Language Arts student of the month for December.  Last year he was also recognized in Health and ELA subject areas.

Johnson’s favorite class is Math, because “Math applies to other classes.” Renee Scholz, Math Teacher, believes that “Carter is willing to learn and help others succeed, which makes him a valuable student in my class.”

His favorite activity is Basketball, because “it is fun.”  Basketball Coach Tom Riitters said, “Carter is a natural leader.  He is a player that others look to for leadership.”  Besides Basketball, Johnson plays football and is also on the Knowledge Bowl team.  

His hobbies include playing sports, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, enjoying the outdoors and hanging out with his friends.

Advice for his classmates is, “Concentrate in school and good things will happen.”

December Student Recognition
Students of the Month

Cheryl Zimmerman

Carter Johnson

Subject Area Students of the Month
  Senior High Sr.
  Ag/ Voc. Tech: Eric Staricka  
  Art: Alexis Krebs  
  Health: Raymond Kokett  
  Language Arts: Mason Lange  
  Math: Abby Ripplinger  
  Music: Shanna Campbell  
  Physical Ed.: Cody Rahn  
  Science: Emma Rahn  
  Social Studies: Alex Roerick  
  Technology: Dartagnan Walker  
  World Language: Alison Harren  
Junior High  
  Ag/ Voc. Tech: Michael Blonigen  
  Art: Audrey Thomas  
  Health: Chloe Mayer  
  Language Arts: Carter Johnson  
  Math: Paige Binek  
  Music: Rebeka Snedker  
  Physical Ed.: Levi Lampert  
  Science: Olivia Peterson  
  Social Studies: Christen Fouquette  
Athletes of the Month:
  Boys Basketball Alex Thieschafer  
  Girls Basketball Abby Ripplinger  
  Wrestling Austin Wensmann  
  September, October, November, December,  
  January, February, March, April &May  


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