East Rockford Middle School Students of the Month for April 2012

Anna Luxhoj

6th Grade
Fine Arts Magnet

Anna’s parents are Erik and Diane. Her brother, Matthew, is in the third grade and she has a dog named Pablo. Anna attended Crestwood Elementary. She plays flute in the band and also likes to participate in after-school activities, like Snack Attack. She also enjoys drawing and spending time with friends. Anna’s favorite classes are Art with Mr. Vandenberg and Team Time with her magnet teachers, Mrs. Curtis and Ripley. Her favorite food is “anything with sugar” and her favorite movie and books are Hunger Games. Anna would like to become a teacher and possibly attend Michigan State University. Anna admires her parents, who motivate her and are always there for her. She is proud of earning good grades and finding success after her family moved to Michigan.

Asa Huffaker

6th Grade
Communications Technology Magnet

Asa is the son of Miles and Linda. He has a sister in eleventh grade named Charlotte and a brother in eighth grade named Wyatt. He also had a dog named Penny and a cat named Earl. Asa plays saxophone in the band and also plays soccer with Scor. His favorites include Math with Mrs. VanLare, candy corn, MSU, movies Avatar and Dodgeball, and Harry Potter books. Asa admires his dad, who is just funny and a good person. He is proud of being recognized as Student of the Month.

Jessica Herried

7th Grade

Jessica’s parents are Dean and Kim. Her siblings are high school student, Dylan, eighth-grader, Mitchell, and seventh-grade twin sister, Amanda. She also has a bunny named Ella. Jessica attended Lakes Elementary. She currently participates in the ERMS Writer’s Circle and is also highly active with Alliance soccer. Her favorites include Math with Mrs. Bryant, MSU, filet mignon, The Blind Side, and Hunger Games book series. If she could take a dream vacation, Jessica would travel to Alaska. She would love a career as an ecologist. Jessica admires her dad, who inspires others in his personal and professional life. She is proud to have earned a spot on a soccer team and the opportunity to compete for the state cup.

Andrew Haid

7th Grade

Andrew is the son of Christopher and Susan. His siblings are eighth-grade student, Daniel, and third-grade student, Matthew. Andrew attended Cannonsburg Elementary. His family will be moving to Switzerland this summer, but he is planning to return as a senior and graduate from Rockford High School. Andrew participates in track, cross country, and swim for ERMS. He is also active in soccer, club swim, Faith Formation, and running. In fact, Andrew will be running the 25K River Bank Run this year. His favorites include Rock Eastern Hemisphere with Mr. Posont, ice cream, the movie Avatar, and books from the Maze Runner series. Andrew would love to attend UNC and become an architect. Andrew admires his dad and his soccer coach, Alex. He is proud of participating on the regional Olympic development team for soccer.

Jaime Richardson

8th Grade

Jaime is the daughter of Brian and Caroline. She has a brother, Jack, in fifth grade as well as two cats and a dog. Jaime attended Crestwood Elementary. She participates in volleyball and track at ERMS, as well as Scor soccer. She also likes to run. Jaime’s favorite class is Art with Mrs. Appleby, favorite food is fettucini alfredo, the movie Courageous, and country music. She would love to become a dolphin trainer and Sea World. Jaime admires her dad, who is a teacher and coach. She says that she admires him because he helps kids and is a good Christian role model, as well as a great friend to her. She is most proud that she has earned a black belt.

Connor Hartley

8th Grade

Connor is the son of Kristina Hartley and the late Scott Hartley. Connor’s siblings are senior Ryan, sixth-grader Collin, and third-grader Taylor. He also has a dog named Cody. Connor attended Crestwood Elementary. He is active in lacrosse and also loves to be outside. His favorites include US History with Mrs. Ohlman, pizza, the movie Stepbrothers, and U of M. Connor admires his mom, who is a single mother that takes good care of her four children. He is most proud of working hard and showing discipline in sports.

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