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Photo submitted Chautauqua Lake Student of the Month pose with certificates.

Chautauqua Lake Central School has named its students for the month of September.

Jalen Parkhurst senior is the son of Michaeline and Tony Rizzo from Mayville. He is enjoying his psychology and economics classes the most this year. An avid athlete, Jalen has been on the Chautauqua Lake basketball and baseball teams since grade seven and the football team since grade nine. Jalen is also inducted into the National Honor Society this year. Outside of school, Jalen enjoys playing sports, boating, lifting weights and being with friends. Jalen plans to go to college next year and major in health sciences.

Emily Hawkins, a junior, is the daughter of Ryan and Julianne Hawkins of Ripley. This year, she enjoys her English and physics classes the most. Emily has been active in school activities; she was part of the school softball team in grades 7 through 9 and the track team in grade 10. This year, she is working on the directory and is also part of the student administration. In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time outdoors, painting and reading. Emily’s future plans include a college education to major in nursing.

Sophomore Kaden Brushaber is the son of Joshua and Melanie Goulding from Fredonia. He enjoys chemistry and digital electronics the most this year. Kaden has been playing basketball and baseball since seventh grade and is looking forward to this year’s seasons. Outside of school, Kaden enjoys mountain biking (quading), snowboarding, hiking, biking and hunting. After high school, Kaden plans to attend the Rochester Institute of Technology to become an engineer.

First-year student Olivia Shearer is the daughter of Jen and Ken Shearer from Mayville. Her favorite courses this year are forensics, earth sciences, and web design. Liv, as she likes to be called, has been playing tennis since fifth grade and is part of the CLCS tennis team. During the eighth grade, she also played on the basketball team and the track team while being a member of a ski club. Outside of school, Liv enjoys drawing, hiking and camping. Olivia plans to finish high school, earn a doctorate, and become a medical examiner.

Eighth grade Meghan Pauley is the daughter of Amanda and Dan Tyler of Mayville, and Brian and Denise Pauley of Dayton, OH. She likes the living environment and algebra the most this year. In seventh grade, Meghan competed on the softball team, winning the team sportsmanship award, and was also the class vice president; this year, she is his class president. Outside of school, she enjoys cheerleading, ballet dancing and drawing. Meghan’s future plans include attending college, earning a biochemistry or microbiology degree, and then finding employment.

Josephine Dawson, a fifth grader who likes the nickname Josie, is Michael’s daughter

and Stéphanie Dawson from Chautauqua. When asked which classes she enjoys the most this year, Josie said: “All!” This year, Josie competed on the school tennis team. Josie’s future plans include one day becoming Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Teacher Tara Reyda coordinates the High School Student of the Month recognition program with the help of a selection committee, which includes teachers Michelle Rowe and Stephanie Janicki.

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