8th Grade Student of the Nine Weeks: Michael Fleis
by Braeden D’Angelo, Emilee Fedrizzi, and Morgan Pisula
Michael Fleis has been selected by his teachers as the eighth-grade Student of the Nine Weeks at Shenango High School. Students are nominated based on their excelling hard work, character, and attitude in and out of the classroom.
Michael is a multi-sport athlete here at Shenango, competing in cross country, basketball, and track. Despite his busy schedule, he is able to balance his work well. “I just find the time. After school, I eat dinner, and then the moment after that I start to study.”
Michael’s favorite class this year is Mr. Sauder’s math-problem solving class. “I like how he explains everything. A good teacher is someone who will help you out if you need it and really explains everything, which is what Mr. Sauders does.”
Mr. Saunders also had a lot to say about Fleis. “Michael is a very dedicated student, as well as an athlete. Michael had a successful Jr.High Cross Country season to the point the varsity coach invited him to attend the WPIAL Championships so the experience could help him with his bright future,” Saunders explained. “Michael made sure he had all his assignments and he would not fall behind in his school work while missing school, which showed his maturity and dedication.”
His algebra teacher, Mrs.Crawford, added that Michael is a “very hard-working student who always has a smile on his face in class.”
Mrs. Barron sees these traits in Michael in her English class, too. Michael is an incredibly polite student who always strives to do his best,” Mrs. Barron said. “He pays attention in class, advocates for himself by asking questions, and cares about the quality of his work. He is studious and industrious both in class and in study hall! He is a pleasure to teach!’
While Micheal looks to be someone who is a role model, someone who sets a good example for Michael is his mom. “She does everything for me and takes time out of her day to help me.”
Michael’s goal for this school year is to maintain a GPA above 3.7 and to excel in all his classes. Congratulations and good luck this school year, Michael!