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ICHS Announces December Rider of the Month Students

(Feb. 1, 2016) Every month, Ichabod Crane High School honors students who demonstrate our school district’s mission and community values. 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.

Students receive a certificate, a letter from Congressman Chris Gibson and an ice cream coupon donated by Stewarts.

We are pleased to announce the following as Rider of the Month students for December:

Grade 9


Aaron McGuirkAaron McGuirk

Aaron is a classroom leader, and is very helpful to teachers. He is also very kind to his classmates and actively looks for ways to lend a helping hand to friends in need. Aaron was described by a staff member as someone who “Just does things for others out of the goodness of his heart.” Aaron is consistently friendly, smiling and is a positive presence in school.








Jack KirbyJack Kirby

Jack is an active participant in class and in sports. Jack maintains high grades while balancing involvement in sports and with class activities. Jack played JV soccer for Ichabod Crane and plays soccer outside of school as well. Jack is an active member of the Freshman Class and is always available to help with class initiatives. He arrives early and offers assistance without being asked.







Amelia Canonica

Grade 10

Amelia Canonica

Amelia is a very cooperative student who actively participates in class discussions and activities. Amelia is respectful of both peers and adults. In class and in the halls, Amelia is a friendly face that is welcoming and positive.







Tanner Mulica

Tanner is a hardworking student who is willing to help others in class. He is motivated, always prepared, and really wants to understand the material and not just "get the right answer and be done.” A conscientious student, he often stops by to check work or ask questions to ensure work is accurate. Tanner’s classmates benefit from his positive nature and willingness to help them improve.


McKenzie RybkaGrade 11

McKenzie Rybka

McKenzie is a conscientious and responsible student with a positive mindset, she is an enthusiastic member of the girls’ tennis team, and has received the honor of being named to All State Choir. McKenzie’s presence in the building is a powerful motivator as she is kind, helpful and her positivity is infectious. She was a great representative of Ichabod Crane at All State Choir.




Emily GoldmanEmily Goldman

Emily is a helpful, responsible, and polite student who is also a talented writer. Her writing is creative, intuitive, and exhibits deep emotion. Emily is kind to others and puts for tremendous effort in all of her classes. Outside of class, Emily is kind and helpful to her peers and friends.









Grade 12Chris Frances

Christopher Frances

As a student, Chris has grown tremendously over his year at the high school. He is helpful in the classroom, and provides a balanced perspective in class discussion. Chris is a pleasure to have in class and is destined for a bright future!









Melanie VanAlphenMelanie VanAlphen

Melanie demonstrated great maturity, responsibility and kindness when she took a leadership role in order to help a family in need. She dedicated many hours outside of school (after school and weekends) to find out how she could help the family. Melanie raised money, purchased presents and organized many students to make Christmas a reality for this family.