Junior Rhiannon Jeffries of Paxton has been named the PBL High School Student of the Month for February. Her parents are Matt and Karen Jeffries.

Emily Wood, PBL High School Art Teacher, nominated the junior, writing in her nominating letter, “It is without hesitation that I nominate Rhiannon Jeffries for PBL February Student of the Month. I truly do not think I have met a more kind and patient student in my career. Rhiannon just has so many positive qualities, many of which I witness through her interactions with her peers– both friends and acquaintances. I can trust her to speak truth and work hard. She is just overflowing with kindness, patience, and a positive attitude every day. She is the first one to volunteer when needed, which is no surprise as she is involved in Art League, GIVE, and GSA here at school– all groups which have some sort of service aspect to them. She even volunteers with her mom working the concession stand with the band students just to help her sister (who is in band). I also love that Rhiannon just beats to her own drum– she isn’t influenced by others, but instead sets the stage as an example of individuality and kindness.”

At PBL, Rhiannon participates in Art League, GIVE and GSA. Outside of school, she has volunteered with the Ford County Relay for Life, and enjoys shopping and just hanging out with her friends.

Rhiannon likes helping people and her future plans reflect that. She wants to attend a 4-year college majoring in Social Work.

The Student of the Month Award is administered by the PBL Education Foundation. The award focuses on recognizing students at the high school level who demonstrate the district mission of “excellence through rigor, relevance, and relationships.”  Teachers are free to nominate students by any criteria they choose as long as it demonstrates the school’s mission.

Each month’s winner receives $50.00 in Paxton Area Chamber Bucks. The 2018-2019 Student of the Month Program is sponsored by Gilbane Building Company.

Pictured above: Guidance Counselor Kristin Oyer, February Student of the Month Rhiannon Jeffries, and Nominating Teacher Emily Wood