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Benjamin Logan names January Students of the Month

Benjamin Logan Schools have selected the January Students of the Month. Victoria Link and Matt Wilt take home this month's honors. On top of being selected, both students will be guests at an upcoming Bellefontaine Kiwanis Club meeting. Read more about them:

NAME: Victoria Link

PARENTS: Patrick and Julie Link

School activities and awards: Flag Corp Captain, Quizbowl Captain, OMUN, Dance Captain, National Honor Society Secretary, Japanese National Honor Society Vice President, FCA, Publications, Scholarship Awards: Earth Science, Intro to Word Processing, Publications, Merit Awards: Advanced English 9, English Literature, English Comp., Academic Letter.

If I were principal for a day: I would be much more open to cell phone usage in the classroom. Our society is driven by technology; we have massive computing power in a commonplace device. When used for educational purposes, students can engage technology to their advantage. These are skills that students will use for the remainder of their lives, and it is imperative that we use it constructively.

Favorite school memory: Every single moment that I spent with the other flag corps girls during marching band: I made many of my best friends, pushed myself in ways I never thought possible and developed leadership skills.

People who have been an inspiration to me include: My brother, for his tenacity in the face of adversity; my parents, for their patience and dedication; my godmother, for her persistence and generosity. I also must thank Mrs. Lane and Mrs. Davis, for giving me confidence in writing ability and fostering my love of literature, as well as Mrs. McKelvey, for providing direction to my legal ambitions.

Lately, I have been reading: Atonement by Ian McEwan. I also have several classics that I’m rotating through: I always seem to start a new book before I finish one. I’m also working on my goal to finish all of Jane Austen’s novels before graduation.

My advice to my parents: Don’t worry too much about me while I’m away. I will be having new experiences that would not be attainable in Logan County, and I won’t forget about you. I will still call, text, and Facebook you on a regular basis. I will always be your daughter.

My biggest regret: Not putting forth more effort in my math and science courses. My dislike and lack of natural ability for the subject doesn’t give me the right to make excuses.

Next year I will be: Pursuing a double major in English and Business Management at Notre Dame, Xavier, or OSU, with the eventual goal of attending law school.

NAME: Matt Wilt

PARENTS: Ray and Patty Wilt

School activities and awards: Football, Track & Field, Intramural Basketball, National Honor Society, Mentors in Training, Parking Lot Deputy, Scholarship Awards: Geometry, Algebra 2A, Algebra 2B, Health, Street Law, Merit Awards: Teaching Assistant, Citizenship Awards, multiple Perfect Attendance Awards, Football Awards: 1st Team All CBC DB, Bellefontaine Examiner All Area Team, Academic All Ohio.

If I were principal for a day: I would allow students to participate in flag football, euchre, corn hole, and dodge ball tournaments all day at school, with lunch being an all-you-can-eat pizza and ice cream buffet. 

Favorite School Memory: My senior year in Calculus because every day was something new and unexpected that kept everyone laughing and having a good time.

People who have been an inspiration to me include: My parents Ray and Patty Wilt; my 7 and 8 grade football and basketball coach, Josh Kauffman; my high school football coaches, Coach Cotner, Coach Fay, Coach Oakes, Coach Stick, Coach Harrison, and Coach Horton; my Intro to Psych and AP Government teacher, Mrs. McKelvey.

Lately I have been reading: The Telling Pool by David Clement-Davies, Conceptual Physics, and my Calculus book. 

My advice to my parents: Don’t worry about me as I go off to college and into the real world because you have raised me in the best possible way, making me the person I am today.

My biggest regret: I don’t believe in having regrets because I believe in pushing myself and doing everything to the best of my ability. “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.”: Jeffrey C. Fay.

Next year I will be: At either Urbana University or Ohio Wesleyan University studying to become a high school math teacher.

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