Students of the Month for February 2021

Anna Leveron Guzman portraitAnna Leveron Guzman
Earl Watson Jr. ECC
Nominated by: Angie Bell     

Anna is a great student that comes to school every day, ready to learn and participate. She also completes her asynchronous assignments on SeeSaw and writes notes or drawings to share with her teachers. She has worked hard and greatly improved her English language development so she can continue to interact more with teachers and classmates. Anna is a very motivated student.                       



Desiray Wolfe portraitDesiray Wolfe
John Fiske Elementary
Nominated by: Jillian Adcox

The 2020-21 school year has been one for the record books. I have never met most of my students in person, yet I feel like I’ve known them forever. Desiray has taken this school year and ran with it, despite the daily obstacle of not being IN the classroom. Desiray is always ready and eager to learn, she ALWAYS does her work, and she is always a leader. She never complains about the work, or the environment in which we are having to learn. She loves to show me her cat, and tell me all of the silly things that her cat has been doing.

Desiray is a student that I know I can always count on to answer questions when others won’t, and I know that I can always use her work as a student sample when others are needing a visual to help them better understand an assignment or project. While she may only be in second grade, she is definitely going to do something great in life!       


Osley Tarin Morales portrait

Osley Tarin Morales
Eisenhower Middle School
Nominated by: Catherine Harper

Osley demonstrates many characterisitcs that validate her nomination for KCK’s student of month. She is a role model to her younger sisters and peers by bringing value to the classroom through her academic skills and kind heart. Osley always comes to class with a positive attitude towards learning. She has an inquiring mind that drives her ability to

think and work independently, and persevere through challnging concepts and assignments. In addition to her academic skills she brings integrity, compassion and a willingness to help others to the classroom as she participates in class disucssion,

helps students navigate on-line platforms and volunteers to share her screen or be of assistance to learning. I am so proud of her and look forward to celebrating her many successes and congratulating her as KCK’s student of the month.


Bennett Addink portrait

Bennett Addink
Sumner Academy of Arts and Science
Nominated by: Jennifer Sperl

Bennett is such a well rounded and dedicated student to his school. Bennett is always seeking ways to better himself and to help make better opportunities for his fellow classmates. Bennett is quite the success with the Sumner Academy Debate team, and has become a member of the new program Enough is Enough, an initiative meant to help fix and stop violence in Wyandotte County. Bennett has created an initiative for students to write a 3 to 5 minute speech on ways to help stop violence and create programs to better the local community. Bennett thought of this program and on his own conducted a meeting with Debate Kansas City and KCKPS Director of Communications Sharita Hutton. In this meeting Bennett organized the whole project and is working hard to see it through. As the Sumner Academy staff Representative for Enough is Enough, getting to know Bennett and support him and his work has been a glorious opportunity. This young man has a good head on his shoulders and works very hard in his class work. I am very proud of him and look forward to seeing what he will do throughout the rest of high school as well as his life. Be on the lookout for this young man and his ability to speak with dignity, respect, and kindness. Bennett definitely embodies the words of Teddy Roosevelt “speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far. “   

Posted February 24, 2021


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