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Student of the week

Outstanding WCSD students recognized

The school year is nearly two weeks old and teachers and students are getting to know each other.

By October, it will be time to start recognizing some of those students for their efforts.

The Times Observer will begin publishing the Student of the Week page on Friday, Oct. 4.

Students in grades 7 through 12 will be recognized every week.

Students in grades 4 through 6 will be recognized once a month.

Other than working hard in class, there is no need for students or families to take any steps in the nomination process. Each participating school — Beaty-Warren Middle School, Eisenhower elementary, middle, and high schools, Sheffield elementary, middle, and high schools, Tidioute Community Charter School elementary, middle, and high schools, Warren Area Elementary Center, Warren Area High School, Warren County Career Center, Warren County Christian School — elementary, middle, and high schools, and Youngsville elementary, middle, and high schools, and St. Joseph School — will submit the nominees.

“The Times Observer is happy to continue to recognize students for their hard work in Warren County schools,” Publisher Robert Patchen said.

Student of the Year

The Student of the Week process will culminate in the annual Student of the Year scholarship, presented by the Times Observer and the Community Foundation of Warren County.

There is a change to this year’s Student of the Year nominating process.

Previously, Student of the Year candidates were nominated by each school.

That limit is being removed.

“The Student of the Year Scholarship and Award will be open to all high school seniors graduating in June from participating schools,” Patchen said.

To be eligible, students must be Warren County residents.

Any student may apply. Students do not need to be able to document that they were a Student of the Week, but that information may be considered.

Student of the Year application packets will be available at the Times Observer starting in March. Those interested in applying may send email to Patchen at bpatchen@timesobserver.com.

Packets will also be available through the guidance offices at the high schools.

A panel of judges will select the Student of the Year from the applicants and announce the award on June 5.

The Times Observer commits $2,000 to the scholarship and the Community Foundation matches that amount dollar-for-dollar, resulting in a $4,000 scholarship for the Student of the Year.

“The Community Foundation is so generous to continue to work with us on this scholarship program for one exceptional student in Warren County,” Patchen said.

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