Big Walnut Intermediate School fifth-grader Katlin Kroninger was recognized during last Thursday’s school board meeting as an April Student of the Month.
Intermediate fifth-grade teachers Rina Hoge and Rhonda Corven said Katlin is an outstanding young lady and well deserving of being selected.
“She’s a delight to have in class and a very conscientious worker,” they wrote in her nomination form. “Her positive attitude and caring nature are two of her many wonderful qualities. She is always setting goals for herself and knows how to achieve them; and she’s quite humble about her accomplishments, but also shows great pride in what she does.”
Hoge and Corven also noted that Katlin is the first one to raise her hand and volunteer in any capacity.
“Katlin’s empathy is very deep and she shows tremendous patience and kindness when helping students who have special needs,” they said. “She has expressed an interest in studying to become a special education teacher when she goes to college and has already made a deal with (intervention specialist Jessica) Shelton that she’ll be her student teacher.
Katlin said language arts is her favorite subject in school, and in her spare time she likes to play outside with her brother and cousin, play softball, and she loves to draw.
Katlin is the daughter of Jack and Deborah Kroninger. Her brother, Ian, is an eighth-grade student at Big Walnut Middle School.
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