Riverside High School’s Students of the Month of November are Courtnie Smith and Alonzo Stotler. Here are their comments.
Parents: Alan and Mindy Smith
School activities & awards: Basketball, Softball, Golf, Volleyball, Track and Field, Football Cheerleading, Business Professionals of America(BPA), Pirate Advisory Committee(PAC), Interact, Student Council, Junior Class Treasurer, Evening of Excellence Award, Honda Breakfast Award, National Honor Society, NWCC All Conference Academic Award, Scholar Athlete Award, Honor Roll, and 4-H.
If I were principal for a day: If I were principal for a day I would first start school at 8:30 just to give my students a little extra time to sleep in, then I would cancel all classes for the day and have a school wide field day. This will allow all the students to enjoy the time they have together and to allow them to stop stressing about schoolwork.
Favorite school memory: My favorite school memory is getting to spend time with all of my classmates.
People who have been an inspiration to me include: People who have been an inspiration to me include my mom and dad, Mrs. Fauley, Mr. Hodge, Mr Saunders, and Mrs. Allen.
Lately, I have been reading: I have been reading the book “Wonder”.
My advice to parents: My advice to parents is to just relax because we all are going to fail at some point and having good grades is not everything. Support your child’s decisions because we can never succeed unless we fail.
My biggest regret: My biggest regret is taking high school to serious and not allowing myself to just enjoy it while it lasts.
Next year I will be: Next year I will be attending college and majoring in Sports Medicine or Nursing.
Parents: Angie and Justin Stotler
School activities & awards: Interact, Youth Leadership, President of local National Honor Society chapter, National Technical Honor Society, Senior Class President, Former Junior Class President, Vice President of the local Business Professionals of America chapter, Pirate Advisory Committee, Student Council.
If I were principal for a day: I would play music over the intercom all day.
Favorite school memory: Going to National competition in Orlando with my economic research team for BPA.
People who have been an inspiration to me include: My parents and Ronald Reagan.
Lately, I have been reading: Political books.
My advice to parents: Teach discipline and respect to your children at a young age but give them more freedom and respect as they grow older.
My biggest regret: Not spending more time studying math when I was younger.
Next year I will be: Going to college to become a history teacher.
Information provided by the Riverside school district.