Big Sioux Media, Luv My Sweets, and Pinz are proud to continue the “Cardinal of the Month” campaign for the 2019-2020 school year! Every month students from Dell Rapids St Mary will be chosen to be recognized as “Cardinals of the Month”. We want to not only recognize the hard work that students put in the classroom with their studies, but also the great things they are doing inside the school and out in the community, such as being positive role models to younger students, lending a helping hand without asking, or community service. Administration and staff will be nominating and selecting students each month. Big Sioux Media will be recognizing those students on our website, presenting them with a certificate, a 1/2 dozen cupcakes from Luv My Sweets, and 2 free games of bowling with a fountain pop from Pinz!
If you spot a student exhibiting the qualities listed in the community, and would like to nominate them for Cardinal of the Month, email us at email@example.com. We’ll send your comments to the appropriate school for the administration to consider them as a nominee!
October Cardinals of the Month
Dell Rapids St Mary Elementary School – Maddison Bacon: Maddison is the daughter of Blaine and Cami Bacon and is in the 2nd grade at St. Mary School. Maddison has two younger brothers, Cooper (Kindergarten) and Carter (future Cardinal) who also attend St. Mary School.
According to her nomination, Maddi is such a bright girl and always puts forth her best efforts on her work. She always participates in class and asks great questions during our discussion times. Even more important than all this, Maddi has a heart to follow Jesus. She is considerate of others’ feelings; she shares her things and gives to others even when it is difficult to do so! She is always respectful of teachers and can be counted on to do what she is asked to do. It gives us great delight to call her a St. Mary Cardinal! Congratulations Maddison!
Dell Rapids St Mary High School – Gabriel Lindeman: Gabriel is the oldest son of Nathan and Emily Lindeman. His younger siblings Brianna (8th), Alex (5th), and Eric (2nd) all attend St. Mary as well. This year Gabriel will be involved in football, basketball, and track & field, and he is currently on pace to be an ‘A’ Honor Roll student as well.
Whether in the classroom or on the field, Gabriel is a very hard worker. One nominating teacher said “Gabriel is a student who always works hard in class and seeks to understand beyond just getting the ‘right’ answer.” Not only does Gabriel work hard to help himself, he also works hard to help others. As one teacher explained, “He is quick to help his classmates and adds depth to class discussions, even though speaking up pushes him outside of his comfort zone.” Overall, Gabriel is just a great kid, who “is a kind, humble student whose quiet sense of humor makes him a welcome addition to any classroom.” When you combine Gabriel’s work ethic, helpfulness, and kindness to others, it makes it easy to see why he was nominated and selected as the 7-12 Cardinal of the Month for the month of October. Congratulations Gabriel!
- Grades K-6: Maddison B.
- Grades 7-12: Gabriel L.
- Grades K-6: Gavin P.
- Grades 7-12: Eli L.