HERRICK — Cowden-Herrick teachers have named seniors Abigail Watts and Shad Thompson as January Students of the Month.
The Students of the Month are nominated each month based on academic effort, attitude, participation, responsibility, and service. They each receive $25 courtesy of the Community Banks of Shelby County.
Watts is the daughter of Margo and Eric Watts. She has two sisters, Lacey and Erica, and two brothers, Eric and Reece.
Abigail is the Spanish Club president and is a part of the health occupations class. She attends the First Baptist Church in Mattoon and works at Lavender Ridge Memory Care in Effingham.
Her future plans are to attend the College of Coastal Georgia and become a registered nurse.
Thompson is the son of Carmen and Wesley Florey and Cody and Kaylee Thompson.
He has one sister Ryanne and one brother Chance. Shad played summer CHBC basketball, coached by Tanner Thompson and AJ Miller. His future plans are to graduate high school and get a part-time job.
Brent Reardon is the Cowden-Herrick Staff Role Model of the month. The Staff Role Model of the Month is nominated each month by students, staff, and community members.
He will receive a $50 cash award donated by Aaron and Devi Hawes on behalf of Lockart and Green Funeral Home.
Reardon teaches high school social studies including world and U.S. history, geography, and government. He also hosts an after-school Guitar Club, which is steadily growing and lots of fun to be a part of.
Reardon currently resides in Effingham. He enjoys spending time with his immediate family, his girlfriend Roxana Michel, his son Jaxon Reardon, mom Wanda, and dad Robert.
His hobbies include many outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and chasing his two-year-old son around the local parks and Trec Trail.
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