Big Walnut Middle School student Charlie Jaeger was recognized during the Thursday, January 19, Big Walnut Local School District Board of Education meeting as a Student of the Month.
Charlie said his career goal is to either become an Engineer or Financial Advisor. He enjoys all of the activities available at the middle school, including Tennis, Recreation Basketball, and the middle school’s annual Service Day.
Outside of school, Charlie said he loves woodworking and fixing cars with his father and spending time with his siblings.
“As a member of our SOAR PBIS committee, Charlie has played a crucial role in the development our positive climate at the middle school,” said Big walnut Middle School Principal Josh Frame. “He’s looking forward to all of the opportunities at Big Walnut High School and preparing for college. We believe that Charlie is a model student both inside and outside the classroom, as he always displays attitudes and values worthy of imitation.”
Language Arts teacher Lori Hayhurst said Charlie is the epitome of all that represents Big Walnut.
“Charlie’s presence improves the quality of learning in his language arts class,” Hayhurst said.
“He’s a conscientious learner who approaches all of his assignments with integrity. Charlie’s respect toward others fosters a sense of security that invites others to share their thoughts and opinions.”
Hayhurst said Big Walnut Local Schools is known for its Excellence in academics, and individuals like Charlie give the Big Walnut community a reputation for excellence in character.
“Charlie stands out among the many who make me proud to be a teacher, and an active member and taxpayer in the Big Walnut community,” Hayhurst added.
Social Studies teacher Patricia Thompson said Charlie leads daily in the classroom through his actions, words, and helpfulness.
“Charlie participates in the learning process by answering questions, asking questions, and making connections beyond the classroom,” Thompson said. “He’s an avid reader soaking up books frequently. I can always expect a smile on his face and he will help anyone. He is enjoyed every day. I look forward to his bright future and his positive affect on others.”
Charlie Jaeger is the son of Dave and Becky Jaeger. His brother Clark is a Big Walnut High School freshman, sister Katie is an intermediate school 5th grade student, and sister Leila is in preschool.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.