Three students, one from each school in the district, received March “Student of the Month” honors during the Hampton Bays School Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 20.

Third grader Kelina Tuttle, fifth grader Kaylee Catena and senior Montserrat Gonzalez each received a plaque and words of praise from their respective principals.

According to Elementary School Principal Marc Meyer, Kelina Tuttle is a model student who enjoys activities in and out of the classroom. Her favorite subjects are math and physical education—the obstacle course was her all-time favorite class activity—and she’s also a softball player. Kelina’s teacher, Ms. Moran, also presented her student with a pink tulip on Tuesday night.

Kaylee Catena is “phenomenally well-rounded,” according to Middle School Principal Lars Clemensen. “She’s a leader who sets a positive and good example for other students,” he said, adding that Kaylee is known as the “silent warrior” in physical education class. The gymnast, dancer and softball player loves almost all of her subjects in school, with the exception of one class. “Anything but math,” Mr. Clemensen related as Kaylee’s answer to his question about her favorite classes.

Montserrat Gonzalez has plans to return to her homeland of Mexico after graduation, where she will attend college and major in education, according to High School Principal Chris Richardt. Her teacher, Ms. Spielman, had high words of praise for her and reported that Montserrat is a nearly indispensable part of school life. “She’s the first to jump in and help with computer work, art projects, anything,” Ms. Spielman said. “If I could keep her here, she’d be my personal assistant in the classroom.”