The Senior Spotlight winner for the month of March is Haley Hamilton. Haley is the daughter of Joe and Lisa Hamilton. During her high school career, Haley was involved in FCCLA, HOSA, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, SSA, NHS, and NTHS. She was also an ACE winner, a Writing Center tutor, and a class officer.
Her future plans are to attend JJC to study nursing. After two years, she will transfer to St. Francis in hopes of becoming a labor and delivery nurse.
Here are a few thoughts from Haley’s teachers.
Mrs. Rankin says that Haley “has a positive attitude in class and always gives her best effort, even when it’s difficult.” Mrs. Sukley believes that Haley “is a leader both on the field and in the classroom. She is always the first to offer help to any one of her classmates and teammates, and her infectious personality makes her someone worth wanting to be around.” Mrs. Leveille agrees that Haley “works well with others and has a pleasant disposition. She is friendly and has a positive attitude. She is always willing to help others out in class”. Mr. Klein believes that Haley is “one of the most selfless people I have ever met. She always put her team ahead of her own personal goals. Haley set the bar as high as it could possibly be set for all future Comet girls basketball players in terms of being a great teammate.” Mrs. Van Duyne appreciates that Haley “always had a positive attitude whether she was on the court or not. She always gave it her all, and the younger players looked up to her for that.” Mrs. Benoit says that Haley is “a great student because she wants to learn the material. She keeps her future goals in the back of her mind so she can learn as much as possible for her next step in life. Since she takes challenging classes, she manages her time to ensure that her homework is turned in on time; she studies for her tests and her grades show that she puts in the effort and time. Haley has a positive attitude and is eager to help team members when questions arise. She is not afraid to ask her teacher questions for clarification to make sure she ‘gets it’.” Mrs. Buggbelieves that Haley “will rule the world someday! She is reliable, compassionate and considerate. One of the most diligent kids in the whole school. Her presence will be sorely missed next year.” Mrs. Valiente says that Haley “is wise beyond her years. Her compassion for others continues to astound me. Most importantly, her mom makes the best fudge ever, and I am forever grateful to Haley for always sharing in this wealth.” Mrs. Johnston believes that Haley is “a sweetheart who always has a smile on her face. She is truly a team player—even if she isn’t the star she will work hard and be her best at all times both in the classroom and on the court.” Ms. Faletti appreciates that Haley is “an absolute joy to have in class. She is a diligent worker and always has a positive attitude! These qualities contribute to her success as a student.” Ms. Baron says that Haley is “a dedicated and exceptionally creative student who isn’t afraid of a challenge. She’s kind-hearted and a team player in class, on the court, and with peers. Haley has a work ethic that makes her a stand-out no matter the task.”
As a final thought, Haley’s advice to younger students is, “Senioritis is a real thing! Get involved in as many school activities as you can because eventually, it will all come to an end. Also, do not procrastinate.”
On behalf of the teachers and staff at RCHS, we would like to congratulate Haley Hamilton as our March winner of the Senior Spotlight.