East Rockford Middle School December Students of the Month

8th Grade Student of the Month

Nico Cuccarese

Nico is the son of Sheri and Tom Cuccarese and has one older brother named Angelo.  Nico also has a dog named Yogi.  Nico loves to watch Netflix and his favorite class is his band class with Mrs. Kilgore.  In addition to loving band and Netflix, he also loves the color blue and chicken alfredo!  Nico, upon graduating college, would love to be a lawyer or a litigator.  He would also love to visit Volturri, Italy.  Nico is most proud of making it into all-state band and the person that he admires most is his Aunt Roberta.


8th Grade Student of the Month

Kendall Weiss

Kendall is the daughter of Kristin and Jacob Rettig and Ben and Darcy Weiss.  She has two siblings named Ella and Trent and a dog named Duke.  Kendall is involved in soccer but also enjoys hanging out with her friends, cooking, and spending time with her amazing family!  It was too difficult for Kendall to pick one class that she loved because she loves every single one!  Kendall’s favorite color is blue, and she loves french fries and watching hockey and football. Her dream vacation would be to travel to Fiji.  Kendall is most proud of being named captain of her soccer team and the person she admires most is her mom because she always works hard.


7th Grade Student of the Month

Ethan Orchard

Ethan is the son of Lisa and Steve and has a brother named Kyle. He also has a cat named Lily! Ethan likes to do all sorts of sports and his favorite is football. Ethan really enjoys his science class. His favorite food is spaghetti and his favorite color is blue. In fact, he would love to go to the Bahamas one day to see the bright blue water. Ethan would love to be an astronomer when he is older and he is most proud of being able to do a backflip. Ethan admires his parents the most because they helped him become the great young man that he is today.


7th Grade Student of the Month

Hailey Hill

Hailey is the daughter of Pam and Paul Hill and has one older brother named Blake.  She also has two pets: a dog named Bentley and a cat named Finley. Her dream vacation would be to go to Bora Bora because she feels like it would be really fun to stay in the huts over the water. Hailey is a competitive team gymanst for Rising Starz and she also really likes doing crafts/art, baking and spending time outdoors. Her favorite class is Speech and Drama because she really likes Mrs. Klaes as a teacher. Hailey is very innovative and that is why she would love to be a graphic designer or an inventor when she is older. She is most proud of becoming the regional gymnastics champ for Xcel Gold in 2018. Finally, Hailey admires her parents the most because they truly help her every day and make her smile when she is feeling sad.


6th Grade Student of the Month

Grayson Campbell

Grayson is the son of Evie and Brian Campbell and has two siblings named Rowan and Preston. Grayson plays on a baseball team and also helps out with the 4- and 5-year old children at his church.  Grayson’s favorite food is hot dogs and tacos and his favorite classes are science and gym.  He also likes Halloween because he gets a lot of candy! One day, he would love to have a job that involved sports, especially one that involved baseball, which is his favorite. His dream vacation would be to go to the Carribbean. Grayson is most proud of making the Little League all-star team and getting on the principal’s honor roll. Grayson admires his dad the most because he always makes him feel good on the bad days.


6th Grade Student of the Month

Brenna Dukes

Brenna is the daughter of Sarah and Marcus Dukes and has one older sister named Kahlan.  Brenna enjoys working out, reading all sorts of books, doing math homework and playing outside. She loves every single one of her classes, but if she had to pick one, her favorite would be math. Brenna’s favorite food is potstickers and she also loves Odyssey of the Mind, swimming and football. She would love to travel to Greece and visit the Parthenon in Athens. When she is older, she would love to work in Humanitarian Aid. Finally, the person that Brenna admires most is Malala Yousafzai, her papa because he is very brave and selfless.