October 5, 2022

Students of the Month honored at board meeting

The Board of Education recognized thirteen outstanding Oak Park School District students at the October 3 board meeting. Students from Oak Park High School, Oak Park Preparatory Academy, NOVA Academy, Lessenger Early Childhood Center, Einstein, Key and Pepper elementary schools have been named September Students of the Month.

The Oak Park Schools Student of the Month program gives the district the opportunity to celebrate success. Each month during the school year, students from elementary, junior high and high schools throughout the district are selected to receive the award. Honorees are recognized for both quality of character and excellence in leadership, academics, arts, athletics and more.

September Students of the Month
Rylie Jackson, Pre-K, Lessenger Early Childhood Center
Ezekiah Huddleston, Pre-K, Lessenger Early Childhood Center
Cadence Ruffin, 5th Grade, Pepper Elementary
Aubrei Reese, 5th Grade, Einstein Elementary
Jayden Ramsey, 5th Grade, Einstein Elementary
Damiya King, 4th Grade, Key Elementary
Diamond Goupayou, 2nd Grade, Key Elementary
Tyerus Hayes, 12th Grade, NOVA Academy
Gibrina Robinson, 12th Grade, NOVA Academy
Jason Buchanan, 6th Grade, OPPA
Zayda Burke, 6th Grade, OPPA
Dorian McFolley, 10th Grade, OPHS
KhaShauna Turnage, 10th Grade, OPHS

Board meetings come alive as families, friends, principals and teachers join district officials to honor Students of the Month, their principals or other school representatives read thoughtful tributes aloud, every presentation ends in proud handshakes, hugs and roaring applause from the crowd.