Student of the month: Courtney Campbell


Courtney Campbell, center, starred in the recent MHS play “Father of the Bride” as Massoula. Campbell was named Student of the Month for March. (Express file photo)
By: 
Kim Brooks
Express Editor

     Each month, Monticello High School nominates a student who exhibits positive behavior, as part of an initiative called PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports). The students support the school’s characteristics of Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Safety, and Integrity.

     Monticello High School Junior Courtney Campbell stays busy with her schoolwork, extra curricular activities, and a weekend job.

     Staying up on her homework is important to Campbell. She uses whatever free time she has to get things done. One day while working on an assignment in the high school commons area, a teacher witnessed Campbell assisting another student with that students’ math homework. For that reason, reaching out to a random student who looked as though he/she needed some friendly help, Campbell was named Student of the Month for March.

     Campbell said it appeared as though the other student didn’t understand the Algebra II homework.

     “So I pulled out my Algebra II notes and helped that person out,” she said.

     Campbell said there was also another student who asked for help as well.

     “Math is just easy for me,” she said.

     Campbell said a lot of students at MHS reach out to others in need of a hand; she’s not any different than the rest.

     Campbell found out about her nomination from the high school band teacher, Mr. Kowbel.

     “I also heard it on the announcements,” Campbell said.

     She said after that, her friends started coming up to her to congratulate her.

     “I makes me feel kind of special,” admitted Campbell, “that other people think I’m a good person.”

     She said by reaching out to that other student, there was no doubt some relief on that student’s face.

     “If I see someone that needs help, I try my best if I can,” she said.

     Campbell certainly stays busy at school. She’s involved in the school plays, both group and individual speech, jazz band, regular band, choir, Forte choir, golf, and cheers for basketball and football.

     “I like being with my friends because I don’t get to see them much outside of school,” said Campbell.

     Aside from all that, she also works on the weekends at Teddy’s Barn & Grill outside of Monticello.

     “I’ve been there for about a year and half,” she said.

     She said she balances her life based on priorities, while also trying to spend time with her family.

     Campbell’s favorite subject is English because she loves to read. Her least favorite subject is science. Campbell said she’s just not into the subject.

     “I’m not a science person,” she said.

     While she has a year to go until graduation, Campbell has already visited some colleges and universities. She hopes to pursue a degree in music.

     Campbell is the daughter of Chris and Stacy Campbell of Center Jucntion.

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