Congratulations to Hannah Caldini who was named Student of the Week at Wednesday's all school meeting. Hannah is a 9th grade Alpine athlete who comes to KMS from Basking Ridge, NJ. She was nominated for this award by Science Department Chair Terri Isidro who shared, "Hannah has come a long way in Chemistry in the past month. Since Spring break she made a very concerted effort to improve in my class and has demonstrated understanding of many difficult concepts, comes in for extra help, and completes her assignments. In terms of her work, she shows attention to detail and correctly performs complex conversions and calculations. I want to recognize her improved focus and performance overall in Chemistry."
This nomination was seconded by English Department Chair Alex Crivici who said, "I immediately made a connection with Hannah in the beginning of the year, as we were the "new girl" at school. Over the past nine months it has been really exciting seeing Hannah grow as a student of English and as a member of the KMS community. Hannah has succeeded in emerging from her shell, and gaining confidence in herself. Her writing has matured immensely, and she has developed her own authentic written voice. She is always a positive presence, and puts forth a lot of effort into her assignments. I am really proud of Hannah's accomplishments this year. Way to go Hannah!"
Math Department Chair Steve Tuckerman added his thoughts, "We have started intro to trigonometry in my Alg 2 class and Hannah is very involved with the discussions." Mat teacher Brad Ramsay agreed, "Hannah has done well in Geometry the last couple of weeks, as well."
History Department Chair Courtney O'Keefe felt that Hannah was a great choice as well. "Hannah has been a great student to have in U.S. History this year. She works very hard in the course. She is a great source of information for her peers, always willing to participate in class discussions to either explain a concept we are studying or explain her perspective on a specific issue. This reflects a growing academic confidence, one which has allowed her to break out of her shell and be more of a quiet leader in the classroom. Her work shows someone who strives to do her best, she takes constructive criticism in stride, and has improved immensely this year. I have enjoyed our conversations about history this year! Hannah definitely deserves to be recognized!"