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Lions name Alyssa Beran ‘Student of the Quarter’

Lions name Alyssa Beran ‘Student of the Quarter’ Lions name Alyssa Beran ‘Student of the Quarter’

Abbotsford High School senior Alyssa Beran has been named the Abbotsford Lions Club Student of the Quarter for the first quarter of the 2019-20 school year.

Beran carries a rigorous class schedule that includes English 101 (UWSP), physics, calculus, body structure and function, auto tech A, woodworking, mixed choir and band. She has participated in and served as an officer in many co-curricular activities, including National Honor Society (treasurer), Student Senate (treasurer), FBLA (president), FFA (treasurer), FCCLA, senior class treasurer, Mathletes, BLAST, jazz band, and show choir. She is a member of the volleyball (captain) and track teams.

Choir director Kim Schindler highly recommended her for the Student-ofthe- Quarter award.

“Alyssa challenges herself both academically and musically,” Schindler stated. “She is a leader in the classroom, modeling active participation, risk taking, and an eagerness to learn and grow as a person. She takes advice well and works hard to improve her skills based upon the advice given. She is a good communicator with both written and verbal skills which makes her a student that any teacher would have the pleasure to encounter. She has a confidence about her that is contagious to others; she leads with humbleness and kindness. She maintains a busy lifestyle all while remaining dependable, committed, and achieving high academic honors. I highly recommend Alyssa for the Student-of-the-Quarter recognition.”

Alyssa’s volunteerism attests to her belief in community service. She has been actively involved by assisting at the Abbotsford Lions blood drives, caroling at nursing homes, working at community cleanup days, serving as a volleyball table worker, teaching at Vacation Bible School, and helping others on a church mission trip. When asked to identify an outstanding feature of the community, Beran applauds Abbotsford’s school spirit, “feeling the support from the community at every concert and sporting event. Our student athletes receive so much support not only from within our school but also from the community. We have many sponsors for our school that enable students to have a better education and school experience.”

When asked to define a major world problem, Alyssa responded, “I would confront the problem of hate. Hate across religions, countries, and races create huge world problems. Although it is difficult to solve an internal feeling and emotions associated with hate, if all the actions based on hate were taken away, the world would be a better place.”

Beran works part-time as a teller at AbbyBank. After graduation, she plans to attend UW-Madison or Purdue, majoring in civil engineering, and eventually attaining her masters with an emphasis on structural engineering.

Alyssa is the daughter of Norm and Sharon Beran of rural Athens.