NEWKIRK — Newkirk Middle School is pleased to announce Shylar Colton and Lilly Free as the December Students of the Month.
Colton is the son of Shaleen Colton. He enjoys playing football and basketball and running track. He likes athletics because it is fun and good exercise.
Colton has been recognized as Student of the Month and been on the Honor Roll. He contributes his success in school to his mom pushing him to do well and his coaches holding him accountable for his grades.
He is still trying to decide his future career path but knows that after graduating from Newkirk High School he would like to attend Oklahoma State University. He believes students can help the community by volunteering and being good examples to younger kids.
Free is the daughter of Jacob and Sara Free. She participates in softball, basketball, track and choir. Her favorite subject in school is algebra.
Free has been recognized as Student of Today, has been on the Honor Roll and received a Citizenship award. She contributes her success in school to working hard. After graduating she plans to attend college. Free believes that middle school students can make a positive impact on society by being nice no matter what.