The Cairo-Durham Teacher Association each month in the High School nominates and votes for candidates for a Student of the Month Award. Teachers nominate and vote for a student who shows that they are dedicated to their studies, show good academic effort, demonstrate appropriate school behavior and participate in school and community activities for community service.
Congratulations to Giovanna Manoli, chosen as the Cairo-Durham High School Student of the Month for March 2019! Giovanna has chosen Mrs. Miner, a Spanish teacher dear to her heart, to stand with her on this occasion. If ever there were a “whole lot of goodness” wrapped up in one individual, it would be found in Giovanna. Here at Cairo-Durham, she is academically strong, athletically talented, and characteristically outstanding. Giovanna is currently a member of the Junior National Honor Society, she has excelled in both accelerated and Honors courses, earned two academic pins, and a letter for both academics and sports. This is certainly not the first time that Giovanna has been recognized for her efforts as she consistently earns numerous Outstanding Achievement and Exemplary Performance Awards at our Annual CD Academic Awards Night. Not only does Giovanna determine to maintain excellence in academics, she has chosen to participate in school and travel softball, as well as volleyball where she adds positively to the team as she collaborates to demonstrate commitment, diligence, respectful behavior, and team spirit. Giovanna further extends herself and broadens her field of experience as she plays several instruments, including the clarinet, saxophone, and piano; in addition, she has participated in NYSSMA and the CD Drama Club. Surprisingly, Giovanna still finds the time to volunteer! At CD she has volunteered by helping to build the stage for the school play and as being a part of the stage crew. Within our community she has volunteered as a summer camp assistant, food truck assistant, and at the Hope Rocks Festival. It’s understandable that with what little time is left, Giovanna mostly enjoys the relaxing and quiet activities of reading and listening to music, great rewards for all of her efforts! As mentioned previously, this girl encompasses a “whole lot of goodness,” and we are honored that she brings and shares so much of that goodness with us here at Cairo-Durham and within our community.