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Gautreau, Swanson Named Students Of The Month

posted Oct 25, 2017, 7:43 AM by Seth Cole   [ updated Oct 25, 2017, 8:05 AM ]
Seventh grader Tes Gautreau, and sixth grader Mercedes Swanson, were named Shapleigh School's Rotary Club of Kittery's Students of the Month for October, it was recently announced. Gautreau and Swanson were honored at the Rotary's monthly Student of the Month Breakfast, held at Kittery Estates, on Tuesday, October 24.

Some quotes from staff about Tes:

"Tes is such a great student. Tes takes pride in her work and strives to do her best with all assignments. Tes is a great friend to her classmates and always willing to lend a hand whenever needed. Congratulations!!"

"Tes is a go getter. She has a personality that protects and showers those in her space with love and compassion. She truly has a huge heart. I am in awe at her will and can only imagine what wonderful things she will do with her life. So glad to know she has been chosen for SOM!! Cheers." 

"Tes is a very compassionate person, and is always willing to help everyone."

"Although I have only known Tes for about two months, I have found her to be highly motivated, helpful to others, willing to put in effort and enthusiasm to her work, and overall a very wonderful addition to my Language Arts classroom. I look forward to seeing her grow even more this year and be a positive role model for her peers."

"Tes Gautreau has been a wonderful addition to the Shapleigh band since 5th grade. In addition to being a fine flute player, Tes brings a bubbly personality and a fun attitude to every rehearsal. Congratulations Tes for this well-deserved honor!"

"Tes is an outgoing, energetic and impressive young lady. She is a leader among her peers and has been since 4th grade. Congrats Tes, very well deserved!"

Tes - where to begin? I cannot say enough great things about Tes---helpful to her peers, on task all the time, and great work. She helps those who are especially in need of it. She is an awesome student."

Some quotes from staff about Mercedes:

"Mercedes is the friend everyone wants and needs. She is kind, thoughtful, and fun to be around. She truly has a heart of gold and her caring nature is contagious." 

"Mercedes Swanson is a fabulous flutist in the 6th grade band. She always puts forth a great effort, strives for excellence, and brings an award winning smile to every rehearsal. Well done Mercedes!"

"Mercedes Swanson is a student who passes through your classroom, but you never forget. She brings a smile to class each and every day, as well as an intense eagerness to learn. Mercedes always brought her family into her learning whenever possible. She was extremely proud of her grandfather, who was a veteran. She was able to write about him in history class and connect her learning to her real life." 

"If you know Mercedes, you are better off for it. She is caring, smart, compassionate, and kind." 


Pictures courtesy of Superintendent Eric Waddell.