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!
February Cardinals of the Month
Dell Rapids St Mary Elementary School – Carlo Pica: Carlo is the son of Mike and Suzanne Pica and is in the 6th grade at St. Mary School. Carlo has two siblings who also attend St. Mary – John (10th) and Gavin (5th).
According to his nomination, Carlo is a hard working student. He does a great job making sure that he gets his assignments in on time and that they are well done. He shows great responsibility by checking in with his teacher to make sure he is not missing assignments if he was gone or had to leave early. He is kind to his classmates and is willing to help others. His laid-back personality and great smile make him a joy to be around. All of these qualities make Carlo a great person and we are proud to call him a Cardinal. Congratulations Carlo!
Dell Rapids St Mary High School – Paige Bunkers: Paige is the oldest child of Travis and Jeanne Bunkers. Her younger brother Tate is currently a freshman at St. Mary. This year Paige is involved in Competitive Cheer, Volleyball, Football Sideline Cheer, Band, Choir, and NHS. She is a Student Body Co-President, Student Council Secretary, active in the St. Mary Parish youth group and a member of the ‘A’ Honor Roll as well. This fall Paige was selected by her peers as the 2019 Homecoming Queen.
Paige is a very positive and encouraging person, which is why she was nominated as Cardinal of the Month. As a teacher explained, “Paige is a hard worker, always smiling, great with encouraging and helping younger students at school events, and is a great classmate.” Paige’s school spirit is always on full display, as “Paige cheers loud and proud for the Cardinals at not only Football games when she is a cheerleader, but also home and away basketball games. When going to a game you can find Paige getting the student section cheering for a Cardinal victory.” Paige’s demeanor is on display everywhere, at events and at school. As another teacher said, “Paige’s positive attitude is contagious in the hallway and in the classroom, and her leadership in her activities is very strong.” For these reasons and many more, Paige is an excellent choice as the 7-12 Cardinal of the Month for the month of February. Congratulations Paige!
- Grades K-6: Carlo P.
- Grades 7-12: Paige B.
- Grades K-6: Terryn K.
- Grades 7-12: Karlie K.
- Grades K-6: Molly M.
- Grades 7-12: Ella S.
- Grades K-6: Brecken G.
- Grades 7-12: Logan W.
- Grades K-6: Maddison B.
- Grades 7-12: Gabriel L.
- Grades K-6: Gavin P.
- Grades 7-12: Eli L.