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Students of the Month

Elizabethtown Area Middle School's "Student of the Month" program spotlights the outstanding achievements and personal growth among its student body. Aligned with the school's Leader In Me initiative and drawing inspiration from the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People," each month is dedicated to focusing on a specific habit. The program's primary goal is to acknowledge and celebrate students who embody these principles, contributing to the creation of a positive and growth-oriented school environment.

This initiative reflects EAMS's commitment to holistic education, emphasizing character development alongside academic excellence. Teachers actively nominate students who exhibit outstanding commitment, leadership, and growth in the designated habit, with monthly recognition events shining a spotlight on these commendable achievements.

The "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" are integral to our Leader In Me Program, where they are consistently emphasized to students throughout the school year. The program is designed to foster the development of healthy peer relationships, encourage responsible decision-making, and instill a sense of ownership in their choices. Through these habits, we aim to empower students with essential life skills that contribute to their overall personal and academic growth.

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Monthly Award-winners

April 2024

For the month of April, Elizabethtown Area Middle School focused on students who consistently demonstrated all 7 Habits!

Leader in Me helps students learn how to become self-reliant, take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, do their homework, prioritize their time, manage their emotions, be considerate of others, express their viewpoint persuasively, resolve conflicts, find creative solutions, value differences, and live a balanced life. The process helps students develop the skills and self-confidence they need to lead their lives and succeed in school and beyond. These Habits are discussed with students frequently throughout the school year, in our Leader In Me Program.

April award winners were as follows: Rudy Brisbane, LaMya Delmoral, Violet Hearn, Lauren Heinz, Cady Jones, Irelyn Kennedy, Jackson Morrow, Sophia Singh, Flora Sirinides, Margo Sirinides, Gavin Spade, Jenna Spade, Carter Testerman, Brianna Thatcher, Scarlett Tyson, Dylan Upschulte, Lydia Yearsley-Hoehn, and Scott Yerger.


March 2024

Throughout March, Elizabethtown Area Middle School emphasized Habit 6: Synergize.

Synergizing entails collaborating with others to devise superior solutions than what could be achieved individually. It's about transcending "your way" or "my way" to discover a "better way" - a more effective approach. This habit is evident when students appreciate the strengths of their peers and glean insights from them, fostering harmonious relationships even with those who differ from them. Students adept at synergizing excel in group settings, actively soliciting diverse perspectives because they recognize that by pooling their talents, they can generate optimal outcomes.

March award winners were as follows: McKenzie Davis, Micheal Dearing, Saral Dhakal, Molly Gallagher, Rylee Gallagher, Jackson Greiner, Carson Hoffmaster, Willow Kauffman, Lyla Kay, Caitlyn McCoach, Isaac McCoy, Anya Messick, Brynn Miller, Levi Musser, Luke Sites, Lainey Slade, Olivia Wang, and Carter Zimmermann.


February 2024

For the month of February, Elizabethtown Area Middle School focused on Habit 5, Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood.

Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood means that it is better to listen first and respond second. Students begin to understand that by taking the time to listen to another person, you can reach a higher level of communication. We see this habit when a student listens to other people’s ideas and feelings and tries to see things from their viewpoint. Student’s listen with their ears, eyes, and heart and without interrupting others while being confident in voicing their own ideas.

February award winners were as follows: London Archuleta, Olivia Black, Olive Bombach, Helen Crispino, Ava Eutzey, Rylee Foreman,Caelinn Gable, Zanna Melley, Brody Miller, Leyton Morgan, Piper Morris, Jerick Munoz, Dakota Oller, Kherinton Powell, Emery Sands, Jack Shelley, Owen Weaver, and Owen Wolfe.


January 2024

For the month of January, Elizabethtown Area Middle School focused on Habit 4, Think Win Win.

Think Win Win is the belief that everyone can win and there are enough good things for everyone. We see this in our student’s daily lives when they are happy for others when good things happen. It means they are learning to balance the courage for getting what they want with consideration for what others want. And when conflict arises, we look for a win win solution; it’s not me or you - it is both of us.

January award winners were as follows: Sophia Acharya, Max Barron, Josh Bear, Zoe Breneman, Serenity Clark, Lily Connors, Leo Divonzo, Ava Drager, Kylee Garloff, Gabriella Grifone, Lydia Hollinger, Tyler Kelly, Molly Leber, Scarlett McCarthy, Nick Reigner, Carson Schiavoni, Aiden Snyder, and Lilah Zeiders.


November - December 2023

For the months of November and December, Elizabethtown Area Middle School focused on Habit 3 - Put First Things First.

Put First Things First is evident when students invest time in activities that are most important. They decline involvement in tasks they should avoid and establish clear priorities. Students showcase this behavior by creating schedules and adhering to well-thought-out plans. Through these actions, they cultivate discipline and organization, both in their academic pursuits and within the home environment.

November/December award winners were as follows: Asher Alleman, Avery Clark, Rowan Crispino, Josh Laudermilch, Grace Leber, Callen McFeaters, Misael Espana Mejia, Allison Miller, Nora Rosborough, Mason Siegrist, Ben Smith, Jordan Stoeffler, Corinna Stoltzfus, Destiny Tetzloff, Olivia Williams, Abbie Yoder, Ahsha Yogashwer, and Collin Zeager.


October 2023

For the month of October, Elizabethtown Area Middle School focused on Habit 2 - Beginning with the End in Mind.

Beginning with the End in Mind means to think about how you would like something to turn out before you get started. We see this in their day to day lives by planning ahead and setting goals. It also means they realize the things they do have meaning and make a difference. They understand they’re an important part of their classroom and contribute to their school’s mission and vision, while looking for ways to be a good citizen.

October award winners were as follows: Brindle Anderson, Ellyn Boozer,Harper Dearolf, Cayden Dennis, Cooper Dolby, Sophia Ernst, Madelyn Esposito, Alyssa Grifone, Dominic Guzman, Mason Haver, Randee Klepping, Jacob Lerch, Leah Louer, Beckett Shank, Celestina Smith, Andrew Taylor, Andrew Wagner, and Harper Walters.