Students in the Spotlight

Posted November 13, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Ruth A. Moller|The Miller Press

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STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT for the month of October are, front, Jordan DeBoer, Shelby Lingscheit; back, Clayton Keck, Macee Fanning; and standing, Caleb DeBoer and Maralyn Carder.

Six Miller High students have been selected to be “spotlighted” for the month of October. Each month, one student in each grade, seven through 12, is selected by their teachers. Basis for selection is not necessarily grades or activities, but also on the student’s contributions and personality.

Caleb DeBoer, grade seven, is the son of Doug and Linda DeBoer, who he says are also his role-models. Caleb enjoys being with his friends, and he is involved in football, baseball, basketball and FCCLA. If he were stranded on a desert island, Caleb would like to have his dad with him because, “he would help me in tough situations.” Caleb says his greatest achievement to date is, “getting all ‘As’ in school and receiving three gold medals.”

Maralyn Carder, eighth grade, is the daughter of Stephanie Dietterle and James Carder. She says reading books is her favorite pastime, and activities include volleyball and girls’ basketball statistician. She rates her mom as her role model, and she would also prefer to have her mom with her on a desert island. Her greatest achievement has been becoming a WEB leader, and helping everyone.

Clayton Keck, ninth grade, is the son of Daniel and Suzanne Keck, St. Lawrence. He likes to hunt and fish, and he’s involved in many activities, including cross country, band, FFA, track, jazz band and chorus. He is secretary for his class, and has been on the “A” honor roll. Other activities include shooting sports, 4-H, Luther League, Nutrition Advisory Board, Miller Area Health Board and Move Miller Move. He’d like his grandpa with him on a desert island, because “he is a good problem solver and we get along well together.” He considers his dad his role model, “because he is a hard worker and takes pride in his work.” He considers receiving a Superior+ on his tuba solo when he was in eighth grade as his greatest achievement.

Macee Fanning, sophomore, daughter of Chris and Leah Fanning, enjoys reading books. She considers her parents to also be her role models. She is active in volleyball, one-act play, vocal jazz, show choir and jazz band. She thinks her best bet to help get her off the desert island would be Indiana Jones. Her greatest achievement was receiving a solo in performing arts.

Shelby Lingscheit, junior, is the daughter of John and Sharen Lingscheit, Ree Heights. Her favorite pastime is dancing. Activities keep her busy, and include band, chorus, dance, football and basketball cheerleader and show choir. She is student council treasurer and is the junior class student council representative. She is also secretary for the SADD organization, and is a member of the Miller Area Health Board. Her greatest achievement was being crowned the Miller Junior Snow Queen during her freshman year.

Jordan DeBoer, senior, is the son of Doug and Linda DeBoer. He enjoys playing his guitars. Activities he is/has been involved in include football, track, band and chorus, Catholic Youth Organization, vocal jazz and jazz band, one-act play, HOBY and Boys’ State. A desert island scenario would involve Tom Hanks, “because he obviously has the experience.” He looks up to Jansen Hunter, because he says “she always gives good advice to me.” And his greatest achievement? “Right now! My greatest achievement isn’t in the past, it’s the present, this moment, the ‘right now.’ I’m living my greatest achievement every minute of every hour of every day!”