As we near the end of the school year, students step into new roles, have new opportunities, and continue to put their best foot forward for a healthy ending. Perseverance is an essential Habit of Mind in our daily work with students and a lifelong character trait that we hope to develop in all of our graduates. We honor the April Student of the Month for their perseverance, as well as an artist and athletes that have been role models in our community.
April Student of the Month; Perseverance
The Habit of Mind for April is Perseverance: The student sticks to the task at hand and follows through to completion. They use problem-solving skills to identify and overcome obstacles. They learn from past experiences and advocate for themselves when needed.
New Hampton School is proud to recognize Julia Guadagno for her never-quit attitude in her classes. In her chemistry class, Julia will practice problems over and over, and she will take full advantage of office hours to meet with her teacher and review material. She utilizes the resources available to her on campus to help her succeed. Julia even goes above and beyond to meet with her teachers during her free block. Her ability to overcome obstacles has been inspiring to her teachers.
Artist of the Month
This student is a photographer as a way of life, as a way of seeing his world, and creating daily. He is out with his camera every day, making images of sporting events and documenting his outing club on their daily adventures. Last weekend he photographed Prom. He generously shares all of his pictures with this community on his Flickr account. While he has been showing me his photographs for the last few years, it has been exciting to have him in class this spring and watch him grow as an artist – both in his technical use of his camera and in the design of his images. It is my pleasure to award the Artist of the Month to Harry Secor.
Male Co-Athlete of the Month
The April Male co-athlete of the month goes to a member of the Men’s Varsity Baseball team. This player is off to a dominant start both at the plate and on the mound for the baseball team. Already recording 22 hits, he leads the Lakes Region in batting average (.629) and slugging percentage (.900) and has tallied 11 runs scored. On the mound, He has recorded three wins in April, including complete games wins against Tilton and Proctor. As a captain, he has led the Huskies to a great 8-0 start in Lakes Region play. For his high level of play and leadership in the field and at the plate, the co-athlete of the month is awarded to Nick Healey.
Male Co-Athlete of the Month
The April Male co-athlete of the month goes to a member of the Men’s Varsity Lacrosse team. This player does it all for his team. He has made an impact in each and every game played this past April. He has been asked to play defense, take faceoffs, and score goals, all of which he does incredibly well. He doesn’t complain, doesn’t ask why, he just does. He has a motor that doesn’t stop. Driven by sheer competitiveness and wanting always to win, this player is a difference maker and a coach’s dream. For his ability to compete at a high level every day, the April male co-athlete of the month is awarded to Jack Ring.
Female Athlete of the Month
The April Female Athlete of the Month is awarded to Maryellen Leach, a member of the Women’s Varsity Softball team. Maryellen has undoubtedly made an impact on the varsity softball program at New Hampton School and has played a pivotal role in the 7-1 start in April. Her game is certainly not one-dimensional, as she is equally as strong at the plate as she is in front of it. In April, she was 22-for-32 for a .688 batting average and leads the team in home runs with 6, runs scored with 14, and RBIs with 20. In 40 innings of action in the circle, she struck out 68 batters while walking just 9. For her consistently high performance on the mound and at the plate, the April female athlete of the month is awarded to Maryellen Leach.