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Student of the Month for February 2019

The Ballard R-II School District is pleased to be working in conjunction with the Adrian Optimist Club to honor a Student of the Month for the 2018-2019 school year.

     Student of the Month is selected by the staff of the Ballard R-II School District using the following criteria: attendance, attitude towards others and school, behavior, leadership, and improvement in or maintenance of good grades.

     The Student of the Month for February is Junior Garrett Oerke, son of Neale and Tina Oerke. PE teacher, Jim Hillman states, “Garrett is a hardworking and dedicated on the basketball floor and in the classroom.  He makes other young people around him better.  He always comes to school with a smile and keeps it there all day.  He is really fun to teach and coach.  Garrett is well deserving of this honor.”  Ag teacher, Stacy LeRosen states, “Garrett is always willing to help out when asked and he has been a great leader for our FFA Chapter this year!! This title is very much deserved!”  Garrett is a member of the FFA, Trap Team, and basketball team.

For Garrett’s hard work in school, he is receiving a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks.”

Pictured: Principal Dustin Bridges, Garrett Oerke, and Optimist Member