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!
December Cardinals of the Month
Dell Rapids St Mary Elementary School – Molly Meyers: Molly is the daughter of Nick and Jessica Meyers and is in 4th grade at St. Mary School. Molly has two younger brothers, Eli (2nd grade) and Alex (Junior Cardinals) who also attend St. Mary School.
According to her nomination, Molly has the biggest smile that is shared with everyone. Being kind is just one of the Christian values that is displayed daily by. You may find her waiting for a student who is lagging behind or helping carry something for someone whose arms are full. Molly can be seen offering to help someone catch up on notes or struggling with a Math problem. Love of God is evident in her actions at Church, during prayers, and even on the playground as she reaches out to those who may just be sitting all by themselves. Being the oldest in the family means helping with younger brothers, even at school, by offering a hug or a pat on the head when seeing them in the school. These good Christian characteristics and attributes are what make Molly a perfect candidate for Cardinal of the Month. We are proud to call Molly a Cardinal! Congratulations Molly!
Dell Rapids St Mary High School – Ella Swift: Ella is the oldest child of Andy and Jamie Swift. Ella has four younger siblings, all of which attend or will attend St. Mary – Lucey (8th), Dominic (4th), Cecelia (2nd), and Blaise. This year Ella is involved in Competitive Cheer, Football and Basketball Cheer, Choir, and Track, and she is on track to be an ‘A’ Honor Roll student for her first semester.
Ella was nominated and selected as Cardinal of the Month because of her cheery disposition. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen Ella without a smile on her face,” one teacher explained. “She is always in a good mood, and is always a pleasure to be around.” Her positive attitude leads to her outstanding work in class, as a teacher explained, “Ella is always willing to contribute, to help out, and to learn. Her positive attitude makes her a joy to have in class and there hasn’t been a day where she’s been unwilling to participate and learn.” Ella’s incredible attitude and positive approach to everything she does make her a great student at St. Mary and a great choice as the 7-12 Cardinal of the Month for the month of December. Congratulations Ella!
- 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.