March Students of the Month named
Because spring brings nice weather and longer days, schedules can sometimes get a bit hectic.
Students of the Month for March, however, have managed to stay afloat in the busyness of school, extra-curricular activities and jobs.
Carissa Hill, a Chase County Schools (CCS) freshman, and Francisco Barrientos, a junior, were named March Students of the Month.
Hill participates in softball, and, because of a leg injury, is the track student manager this year. She has both passion and a natural talent for art which is her favorite subject in school.
Although college is a couple years off, Hill is currently interested in a career as an equine veterinary or an art teacher.
Daughter of Dirk and Rhonda Hill, she works at the family grocery store, Hill’s Family Foods, in the summers.
Barrientos, son of Monica Barrientos and Juan Ruiz, stays busy throughout the year participating in track, basketball, cross country and jazz band.
He plans on attending the University of Nebraska-Kearney or North Platte Community College for either diesel mechanics or architecture.
Barrientos’ interests in school range from STEM science to woods class.
He works on a farm on the weekends and throughout the week when there is a break between sports season.