April 2016 Athlete of the Month
The Athlete of the Month for April is, Senior, Andrew Stewart. Andrew has embraced the event of Pole Vault that has not been a competitive event at Dayton High School for about 20 years. He takes time out of his own personal time for the extra training needed to compete in such a complicated event. Andrew also has a contagious and refreshing attitude and always attempts to encourage and support others on the team. In his first year – last year – as a vaulter, he qualified for the state championships. This year, he is seeded 3rd in our region. His current GPA is 3.1 and he is both college and career ready. He is already enlisted in the U.S. Army and ships out to basic training in late June. He is an outstanding young man: dependable, honest, funny, and hard-working. Coach Lukens considers it a blessing to have gotten to know and coach him!
May 2016 Artist of the Month
Mr. Klopp nominated 8th grader, Jasiah Corman, for the May Inspire, Engage, and Grow Artist of the Month. Jasiah is a member of every facet of the band program at Dayton High School. He is an extremely hard worker and never backs away from challenges in the classroom. Congrats Jasiah!
May 2016 Athlete of the Month
We would like to congratulate Grace Workman on being the Athlete of the Month for May. The Lady Greendevils have clinched their third consecutive conference championship this year and a key player in this accomplishment is freshman shortstop, Grace Workman. Grace is finishing the season strong with a current batting average of .510. As the lead-off batter Grace has nerves of steel and true competitive grit. She currently has 26 hits which have driven in 13 runners. Grace and the rest of her team are making a name for themselves as a team to not take lightly. Grace and her teammates have a golden opportunity to achieve the school’s first regional appearance for the fast-pitch program with a win against NCC in the district tournament.
April 2016 Employee of the Month
We would like to recognize Mr. Brian Volpenhein as the April 2016 Inspire, Engage, and Grow Employee of the Month! To quote one of his many nominations, “Brian does an excellent job inspiring, engaging, and growing the students of Dayton Schools. He is a team player, always goes above and beyond, and is always willing to do what is in the best interest of our students. Brian always does what is asked of him and is always willing to help in any way that he can. He does an excellent job in the classroom of having high expectations, yet at the same time, having the ability to relate to our students and motivate them to do the best that they can. Brian exemplifies the characteristics of the Inspire, Engage, and Grow Employee of the Month and is very well deserving of this honor.”
Another nomination stated, “Mr. Volpenhein does a lot of tremendous things both inside and outside of the classroom. He is always finding new ways to help inspire, engage, and grow not only the students at Dayton Independent Schools but the staff members as well. He is a caring person who always helps not only his students but other students throughout the high school and the elementary school to try and do their absolute best. He is always there if you need someone to talk to and he is just a down to earth person. No matter what the situation may be, he is one that is willing to be there whether it is for you or someone else in the community. He is an awesome basketball coach and shows CARE throughout the district. He is always encouraging not only the players on the basketball team to never give up, but also his students in the classroom and the ones he sees in the hallways to never give up and to keep trying no matter how hard the task may be. He is always willing to help out a person in need.”