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Paynesville Press - February 26, 2003

Students of the Month named for February

By Michael Jacobson

Sixth grader Jared Eickhoff, seventh grader Lee Buermann, & eighth grader Sam Bayer - photo by Michael Jacobson Sixth grader Jared Eickhoff, seventh grader Lee Buermann, and eighth grader Sam Bayer have been chosen as Students of the Month for February at Paynesville Area Middle School.

Each month, the staff at the school recognizes a student from each grade for their academic performance, general behavior, and relations with students and staff.

Eighth grader Sam Bayer, seventh grader Lee Buermann, and sixth grader Jared Eickhoff have been selected as Students of the Month at Paynesville Area Middle School for the month of February.

"I am surprised and excited about winning this award," said Jared, the son of Jim and Jill Eickhoff. He thinks he won the award because he works hard and pays attention in class.

Jared likes playing basketball, football, and soccer and also likes swimming.

His teachers say that he is an independent worker who does thorough work, a creative thinker who shares ideas in class, and that he is interested in his studies.

Hard work, a positive attitude, friendliness, and helping others are reasons that Lee Buermann, the son of Arn and Lucy Buermann, thinks he won the award. He was happy to win and was waiting to do so.

In school, Lee sings in the choir and plays baseball. He also likes to fish and play on the computer.

According to his teachers, Lee is responsible, polite, considerate, and works for academic excellence.

Doing good in school is why Sam Bayer, the son of Bruce and Peggy Bayer, thinks he was selected. He was happy to receive the award.

He plays in the band and plays on the school's football, baseball, and basketball teams. He likes sports, hunting, and fishing.

Sam, according to his teachers, is responsible, friendly, and polite, and he works hard.

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