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ICHS Announces New Riders of the Month Recognition and November Students

(Jan. 13, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School is proud to begin a new tradition of honoring our students that demonstrate our school district’s mission and community values. Beginning in November, every month we will recognize one student from each grade level as our Riders of the Month. These students have been recognized by high school teachers and staff for exemplifying what it means to be an Ichabod Crane Rider. They exhibit all-around good character, morals and demonstrate Rider values and Rider pride in the classroom, in sports, arts, music, volunteering in the Pre-K classroom and in the community.

We are pleased to announce the following students as “Rider of the Month” for the month of November:

  • Merle Curran-Ackert – Grade 9
  • Alex Spensieri – Grade 10
  • Alex Mangione-Smith – Grade 11
  • Jaycee Volkmann – Grade 12

Here is what their teachers had to say about them...

Merle Curran-Ackert
• Merle is a positive role model for her peers, in the classroom, and in the community.
• Merle is a conscientious, hard-working student who works well with others. She excels in the classroom and as a member of the cross country team. Merle is an active participant in the Student Council and has taken a large role in helping to plan Spirit Week activities.
• "Merle is wise beyond her years", she is extremely helpful and does not hesitate to volunteer her services.

Alexander Spensieri
• Alexander is responsible, polite, mature and involved in class and school activities.
• Alexander is an active member of our school community. He is being trained as a peer mediator and is involved in sports.
• Alexander’s class work is his first priority and he can be found after school working on assignments so he stays on top of his work.

Alex Mangione-Smith
• Alex is a “go-to” person in the Junior class. In the classroom, Alex is a model student, taking a challenging course load and always working to his full potential. On the soccer field is not different. Alex plays not only for our high school team but year round on a select club team.
• Alex is a member of a number of school clubs and he takes a leadership role in most activities in which he participates. As a class officer he has worked very hard on fundraisers and has helped to organize many class activities.
• In the community he has been active in his church, as an altar server and in his youth group. Alex willingly undertakes tasks and can always be counted on to do a great job.

Jaycee Volkmann
• Jaycee is always cheerful and respectful to everyone. Her pride in the Ichabod school community and with Ichabod athletics is a model for her classmates.
• She is very involved in her school community and also volunteers with students in Ms. St. Clair’s classroom. This volunteer work has influenced her plans for the future.
• Jaycee is able to balance impressive academic work with her athletics, and her positive personality is a joy to encounter.

Congratulations students!

Merle Curran-Ackert Alex Spensieri

Merle Curran-Ackert.........................................Alex Spensieri

Alex Mangione Smith Jaycee Volkmann

Alex Mangione-Smith.........................................Jaycee Volkmann