TANNERSVILLE — Being nominated for student of the month at Hunter-Tannersville Middle/High School is a special honor.
October’s students are Lyden Smith and Anthony Andreasen.
With this honor comes recognition and support.
Each student of the month enjoys a lunch or dinner for two at The Last Chance Antiques and Cheese Café, a one-day lift ticket at Hunter Mountain provided by Peak Resorts, two passes to the Mountain Cinema from the Catskill Mountain Foundation, an engraved pen from the SPTO, a family bumper sticker from the Board of Education, and a complimentary special breakfast from Principal Tom Cervola.
The criteria the staff considers in nominating a student are academic perseverance, involvement in school/community activities, participation in sports/hobbies, respectfulness, determined to succeed in an endeavor, dedicated to do their best, and dependability. Hunter-Tannersville values exemplary students and citizens.
Smith, a seventh grader, represents the “Maroon Group” (grades 7-9).
He is the son of John and Sara Smith of Hunter. He participated in golf and cross country in the fall and is currently on the basketball and ski teams for the winter months. In the past, he played soccer in the fall.
He plans to be part of the school musical and is a member of chorus.
Smith was on the Superintendent’s Honor Roll for the first quarter.
Last June, Lyden received the Triple C Award from the Attorney General, Presidential Award, and Science Award.
He enjoys running; he just completed his first 10K.
He likes to swim, ride his bike, and enjoys snowmobiling. He helped raise money for childhood cancer.
He volunteers at the veterans’ cemetery and helps make blankets for the funeral home.
He describes himself as an average 12 year old boy who likes to participate in all types of activities. He enjoys time with his friends and family. He likes the middle school because he gets to go from class to class.
He will work hard to set goals and looks forward to college.
Andreasen, a 10th-grader, represents the “Gold Group” (grades 10-12).
He is the son of Julie Palmer of Elka Park.
Anthony was on the Principal’s Honor Roll for the first quarter. He is a member of the Varsity Club and enjoys sports, especially basketball and soccer.
Last year, Andreasen was the JV Basketball Team Captain and was nominated Teammate and Offensive Player of the Year.
This year, Andreasen played on the Varsity Soccer Team and is currently a member of the Varsity Basketball Team. For the future, Anthony would like to go to college to become a counselor and would like to travel the world.
HTC Students of the Month choose to be photographed with a teacher or staff member who has been a source of inspiration and has guided them into becoming an exemplary student.