As part of its Student of the Month program, the Big Sky School District honored five students in March for their commitment to being balanced.

Teachers choose two “students of the month” from kindergarten through fourth grades and two in middle and high school, recognizing them based on a different theme every month.

The students are honored during an assembly before teachers and fellow students. In addition, the k-4 honorees are rewarded with a burger from The Corral, and the chosen middle and high school students get pizza from Blue Moon Bakery.

K-2 Student of the Month – Harper Morris, second grade

Harper MorrisHarper Morris is our k-2 student of the month for March because she applies a strong work ethic in the classroom and is always ready to go above and beyond. She is also kind and compassionate, and goes out of her way to take care of her classmates.

Harper is involved in many extracurricular activities outside of school, ranging from playing multiple sports, to regularly spending time on the ski hill. She embodies the character trait of leading a balanced lifestyle perfectly. Congratulations Harper, and keep up the good work!

3-4 Student of the Month – Arlo Hurlbut, third grade

Our March balanced student of the month is Arlo Hurlbut. Arlo Arlo Hurlbutdefines this charter trait with his ability to remain an academically sound and engaged student, while still having an active lifestyle filled with skiing, mountain biking, soccer and football.

While striving for excellence in his academics and physical endeavors, Arlo also maintains an emotional balance. He is able to communicate his needs, model good sportsmanship, and maintain positive relationships with peers – both at play and at work.

Ophir Middle School Student of the Month – Madison Rager, eighth grade

Maddie RagerMadison Rager is the middle school student of the month for March, and maintaining balance can sometimes be a difficult task. You might take on too much and disregard other aspects of your life, yet when you do find balance in your life things tend to go pretty smoothly. Madison understands the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal wellbeing for herself and others.

Madison is an active participant in a wide range of extracurricular activities both in and out of school, yet maintains focus on her academic development. She is very successful, hardworking and compassionate about her academics, and her activities while away from school – she is a great example of what it means to be a balanced student. Congratulations Madi!

Lone Peak High School Student of the Month – Sayler Tatom, eleventh grade

Sayler Tatom is an excellent example of a balanced high school student. She is very involved at LPHS, participating in National Sayler TatomHonor Society, Interact, and playing on the golf team, among others. She also pursues her passion of dancing outside of school and holds a job. The reason Sayler represents a balanced student is because of how she handles her busy life and the intention she has in all that she does.

Sayler has accomplished something many adults struggle to do: she’s established her daily routine to include time for work, play and her passions. She is level headed, kind, positive and helpful. Sayler has a vision and takes opportunities to better herself, and as a result, her school. As our high school develops its identity, students like Sayler who lead by their example of hard work and dedication set the bar high for future generations of LPHS students. Congratulations Sayler, we recognize your hard work and are thankful for the footprint you are leaving at LPHS.