September 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 doing well academically and having 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 refusing 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 monthly Board Meeting.  Students receive a certificate, meet each of our Board members, and their names are announced on the district website.

October 2023  ESPY Winners are;

Kaydence Devault - 5th grade nominated by Alan Shafer

“From day 1, Kaydence is always one of the first to be at her desk with her materials ready to learn. everyday. Kaydence strives everyday to complete all her work. Kaydence actively participates in small group or whole group activities. Since day 1, Kaydence has demonstrated model mustang behavior. She brings a positive attitude into the classroom, works hard to complete all her work, and is kind and respectful to her peers and adults.”

Forrest Yarbrough - 8th grade nominated by MMS Staff

“We are very fortunate to have a student like Forrest as an exemplary leader in our school. Forrest is always on time, prepared for his classes, and genuinely interested and invested in his learning opportunities. 

Forrest helps promote a positive school culture by being respectful and kind to teachers, staff, and his peers. He is a genuinely kind young man with a great sense of humor who makes the lives of those around him better every day.

Forrest excels academically without ever being boastful about his intelligence. I know that when Forrest raises his hand a very thoughtful response is waiting to propel our class discussions forward in new and interesting directions.

Forrest has always been an exceptional student and exceptional friend to his classmates for as long as I've known him. He is consistently a thoughtful and kind leader and learner who helps make Marcola Middle School a great place to learn!” 

Corbin Dalton - 10th grade nominated by MHS Staff

“The staff has chosen Corbin Dalton as the first ESPY winner for the year because of his work ethic, positive attitude, involvement, and desire to be the best Mohawk student he can be in all areas in which he participates. Corbin is a student we can count on each day. He has excellent attendance and comes to school ready to learn and positively contribute. Corbin has become a leader amongst his peers because he is reliable, positive, and successful in all that he does.

Corbin's treatment of staff and peers is appreciated by all, and really helps to create the positive culture we strive to create at Mohawk. He approaches people with kindness and support and is willing to follow directions without issue, setting a positive example for his peers. Staff can rely on Corbin to be positive even without supervision and confront bullying if it was to happen.

Corbin is an excellent student in all areas. His work ethic and willingness to put himself out there has helped to create a more robust educational experience for himself. Teachers and staff enjoy having him in class, and on their teams. He takes on leadership roles that contribute to the positive experiences of others.

Corbin is an easy choice as an ESPY winner for Mohawk High School, and we appreciate all he does at school each day.”

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