Two Corvallis eighth graders have been selected as Students of the Month for February by the Greater Corvallis Rotary. They are Allan Waite of Linus Pauling Middle School and Claire Richards of Ashbrook Independent School.
Allan’s teachers at Linus Pauling have nothing but praise to give when they describe their student. He is looked up to and respected, a perfect candidate “because of his mature
attitude and responsible behavior,” they say. Teachers appreciate his collaborative spirit – he is always willing to help others. He brings cheer and confidence
to the classroom and can always be counted on to do the right thing.
Claire’s teachers at Ashbrook are complimentary in their selection of Claire as a model student. “Claire brings a sparkle to the classroom,” they say. She shows
compassion in her world by saying kind words to others, helping new students
adjust, and demonstrating kindness and big sister wisdom to her two younger
siblings. Claire is described as dynamic, personable, and a pleasure to
know at school. Her interests are many, but they focus on her love of literature
and acting. Claire is viewed as a leader in the classroom with the ability to get others involved in the learning process.