Students of the Month for January were recognized at Chilton Middle School including fifth graders Amelia Ecker and Jake D. Propson, sixth graders Mariana Ortiz Sanchez and Christian Albiter, seventh graders Savannah Peterson and Jacob Waldron, and eighth graders Emily Heller and Peyton Juckem.
Students are recognized by their teachers for being thoughtful and helping out others when needed.
Amelia’s parents are Sherry and Christopher Ecker, and she has a brother named Myles and a sister named Olivia. She also has a cat named Bear and 10 chickens. Amelia plays the clarinet in the school band, and outside of school she is involved with the Busy Beavers 4-H Club. In her free time she likes to draw and paint, and she also likes spending time with her family up north and sturgeon spearing. When she grows up, Amelia would like to be a teacher or work in a bakery.
Jake’s parents are Jenny and Joel Propson, and he has a brother named Jordan. He also has a dog named Oscar and two cats, Bigfoot and Tiny. Jake just completed his second year on the swim team, and outside of school he is in a bowling league at Pla-Mor Lanes and plays soccer for Kiel. Jake’s other interests include going to Warrior Jungle for open ninja gyms, snowmobiling, and ice skating. He also does rocket league with his Nintendo Switch. Jake would like to become an engineer or a video game designer.
Mariana’s parents are Mariana Sanchez Cruz and Armando Ortiz Gonzalez, and her siblings are Gerard and Armando. She also has a pet named Teddy. Mariana plays flute in the school band, and her interests outside of school include watching TikTok and dancing. Her plans for the future include becoming an actress and singer.
Christian’s parents are Gretchen and David Albiter, and he has a sister named Christina and a brother named Santiago. He also has a dog named Mia and two rabbits, Midnight and Bubbles. In his free time, Christian likes fishing, tennis, painting, video games, Pokémon, and playing with Lego bricks and Nerf guns. When he grows up, Christian wants to be a car salesman.
Savannah’s parents are Amanda and Tony Peterson, and she has a cat named Coco. In addition to playing clarinet in the school band, Savannah plays volleyball. She also likes bowling and watching movies. After high school, Savannah plans to attend college and study interior design.
Jacob’s parents are Anna and Matt Waldron, and he has a brother named Brody. He also has three dogs. In addition to playing trumpet in the school band, Jacob is in the school choir and participates in the school musicals. He also plays football, basketball, and baseball, and in his free time he loves fishing and spending time in Minnesota with his family. In the future, Jacob plans to attend college and dreams about attending flight school to become a pilot.
Emily’s parents are Jenny and Scott Heller, and her siblings are Tyler and Ashley. Her extracurricular activities include cross country, swim team, and dance team. She is also in Girl Scouts. Emily enjoys taking trips with her family, and her favorite vacation was their trip to Disney World. After high school, Emily plans to attend college, and she hopes to travel to many places.
Peyton’s parents are Denise and Jay Juckem, and his siblings are Travis, Ashley, and Karissa. He also has a dog named Roxy and a cat named Chubs. Peyton’s extracurricular activities include football, basketball, and baseball, and he also played club baseball last summer. He is also in 4-H and shows cattle at the county fair. When he is not busy working on the family farm, Peyton likes hunting, fishing, sports, going ATV-ing, going to sprint car races, and hanging out with his friends. After high school, he plans to attend college and become a fisheries biologist.