Written by Illustrated News Staff Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00
New Hyde Park Memorial High School recently recognized Codi Fletcher and Tobin James as December students of the month.
Fletcher is an exemplary student in the Academy of Finance. Her teachers say that she is a well-mannered and conscientious student. Fletcher is also involved in many school and community activities.
She is an active member of the Future Business Leaders of America and the Gay Straight Alliance. Fletcher has been playing soccer most of her life and she is currently the captain of the girls varsity soccer team and runs varsity track and field. She was recently inducted into the National Honor Society and the Business Honor Society.
Over the summer, Fletcher completed her Academy of Finance summer work-based learning experience at the offices of Gutman, Mintz, Baker & Sonnenfeldt in New Hyde Park.
“My summer experience was exciting,” she said. “I learned a lot about working in a law firm and, most importantly, came to realize that the experiences that you gain in life are very important in determining your future.”
Next year, Fletcher will begin her college career and wants to attend SUNY Plattsburgh or Potsdam. She plans to major in computer science and to one day become a computer programmer for either Activision or Machinima, Inc.
Tobin James is a seventh-grade student in Mrs. Doyle’s American history and geography class. For the first marking period, James received a 97 grade point average. He is an enthusiastic student who is always participating in class, works well with others, and hands in excellent homeworks. James comes to class always demonstrating his eagerness to learn and strives to do his best. He was recently voted by his peers to be the Student Congress representative for his social studies class.