February 2023 ESPY Award Winners

Marcola School District Board Members want to Recognize our students monthly for exceptional performance at school.

ESPY: Exceptional Student Performance this Year – award is given to students who are doing well academically and have an exceptionally positive attitude about school. They demonstrate respect and responsibility towards staff and their peers.  They show courage by not conforming to Peer pressure and refuse to accept anyone who bullies.  

The MSD School Board and the District want to recognize these students by celebrating their success at the beginning of each Board Meeting each month.  Students receive a certificate, meet each of our Board members, and their names are announced on the district website.

February 2023  ESPY Winners are;

Emily Ludwig - 4th grade nominated by Fallon Woodruff

“Emily always makes an effort to be attentive and try her best. She comes to school each day with a positive attitude, shows respect to others, and takes responsibility. Emily is kind to everyone, always ready and willing to participate in the classroom and with other school activities. Throughout the school year our SEL themes have practiced strong character, growth mindset, gratitude, perseverance, and kindness. Emily demonstrates all of these qualities and practices life skills that will serve her as a student and as a well-rounded child."

Forrest Yarbrough - 7th grade nominated by MMS Staff

"From the start of class till the end, Forrest is always ready to learn and participate in class. He is a great example to his fellow students. Forrest as a star student, always participating in class discussions in a respectful and appropriate manner. He shows how to respectfully disagree and argue his points. Forrest gets his work done on time every time. The very rare occurrence of him being absent is always followed by him taking responsibility to get his missing work and asking in-depth clarifying questions. Forrest does more than just show up and get his work done, he regularly asks deep thought-provoking questions that not only expand his own learn but also improves the learning environment for all his peers. He is an exceptional human being to have in class. ”

Addison Barrowcliff- grade nominated by MHS Staff

Addison brings a positive attitude and curiosity for learning to each class. She is receptive to feedback and asks great questions in order to further her understanding. Her ability to work with others and her contributions to a positive classroom environment are exceptional. In addition to her impressive academic skills, Addison is a three-sport athlete and has done an amazing job managing her coursework and extracurricular activities. 

These students are all shining examples of the MSD spirit and we are thrilled to be able to recognize them for being exceptional students.