Marcola School District honored  the September ESPY Award winners at the October School Board Meeting

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. 

September 2022  ESPY Winners are;

Dantana Cherrick - 3rd grader nominated by Jennifer Crouch

"Dantana hasn't been absent or tardy, and she is always willing to help a friend in need.  She works hard everyday and makes sure to get the help she needs to complete assignments.  Every day I see Dani being her best and showing me she is a capable and committed student.."


Amelia Mars - 6th grader 

"Although Amelia is only in 6th grade, she demonstrates remarkable maturity. All Amelia's teachers can always count on her to be incredibly responsible and respectful. In math class, Amelia is already above grade level in most math domains. So she works on more advanced mathematics independently each day in the back of the room. She continues to make remarkable progress. Sixth grade is a big transition. Students go from one class to seven different classes each day. Amelia has taken on this challenge excellently, staying organized and often does extra learning at home. Amelia's teachers nominated her unanimously. She is an active and thoughtful participant in all her classes.”


Kaitlyn Franklin - 12th grader 

“Kaitlyn has balanced a rigorous course-load, enrolling in Lane early college, and taking high level MHS classes. She has done this while playing varsity Volleyball, and remaining actively involved in student leadership.  Kaitlyn has set an example for others, displaying good school spirit as a member of student leadership. Kaitlyn is performing very well in all her classes, including her college level work. She takes advantage of times to study and prepare for success. She has also started her college application work. She is balancing a lot of demands, and has impressed the staff with her work. As mentioned before, Kaitlyn is excelling in a variety of settings. She has not sacrificed any area for the success of another. This is a tribute to her work ethic, and determination.”


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