General Rosecrans Elementary School student Sam Stewart was recognized during last Thursday evening’s Big Walnut Local School District Board of Education meeting as the district’s Student of the month for October.
The nine-year-old fourth grader said his favorite thing about school are the teachers because they are all so nice, and Math is his preferred subject at school.
Sam said he likes to play basketball and baseball in his free time.
GRE staff said Sam is simply a goodhearted kid. For his birthday, he has asked for a donation to a child their church was sponsoring from Haiti instead of gifts for himself.
One of Sam’s teachers said he is the type of student who embodies the word alacrity.
“He comes to class prepared, is enthusiastic about his work, and is eager to learn new things,” the teacher wrote when Sam was nominated for Student of the Month. “He’s a great student to work with and a role model for all his classmates.”
Sam lives with his parents Trisha and Jon Stewart and two siblings on a farm with 12 chickens, three goats, six barn cats, and two dogs.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.