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Student of the Month

The Student of the Month program allows the Stewart County High School (SCHS) faculty to recognize outstanding seniors.  Each month of the school year a senior student is named Student of the Month for SCHS.  These students are selected by for their outstanding character, citizenship, academic credentials, student involvement in activities/organizations, and because they serve as positive role models for underclassmen.

September Student of the Month ~ Kylie Smith

The Stewart County High School (SCHS) faculty is proud to announce Kylie Smith has been chosen as September Student of the Month for her outstanding academic achievement, student involvement, and for serving as an exceptional role model for underclassmen. Upon completion of high school, Smith plans to obtain a degree in nursing at Murray State University.

Smith is a four-year member of HOSA Future Health Professionals. She has held the positions of Sophomore Vice President, President Elect, and currently serves as President. As an officer and member of this organization, she has assisted with fundraising through working as a volunteer at several chicken dinner sales. Smith has also challenged herself through the competitive event program as a two-year member of the Biomedical Debate team which placed fifth at the 2016-17 Tennessee HOSA Leadership Conference. Cheryl Wooten, health science teacher and HOSA adviser, compliments Smith’s qualities saying, “It has been said that a person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example. I believe this perfectly describes Kylie Smith. She gives her all to everything she attempts and inspires others with her determination and quiet leadership. It has been a privilege to watch her grow as a HOSA leader and into an amazing young woman.”

Her outstanding educational record is a testament to her commitment to academics. Smith has earned the Black and Gold Academic Award for Advanced Placement U.S. History. She also has the distinction of being a member of the 30+ ACT Club which recognizes students for scoring a 30 or above on the test. She consistently challenges herself through dual enrollment courses in English, College Algebra, College Statistics, and Introduction to Music. Math teacher, Marcia Joiner, affirms her dedication to her studies stating, “Kylie Smith is an outstanding student who possesses a wonderful work ethic; she is a joy to teach.”

Smith is a three-year member of the Bonanza Yearbook staff and served as Co-Business Manager her junior year, and as a senior holds the position of Portrait Editor. Mary Lambert, business teacher and yearbook adviser, views Smith as a valuable member of the staff declaring, “Kylie is an exceptional staff member who can be trusted with any task. Her conscientiousness drives her to fulfill her responsibilities in a manner that consistently exceeds expectations. Her attention to detail and her maturity allows her to be an effective leader and a true team player. Her servant leadership style is reflected through her actions as well as her willingness to do any task in order to help the staff achieve its goals. Her positive and thoughtful contributions to discussions elevate the creative process as well as the yearbook product. I am certain that success is in her future.” A multi-faceted individual, Smith was a three-year member of the SCHS Cheerleading squad, is a two-year member of the Math Club, and is a member of Beta.

Smith has found her SCHS experience to be meaningful stating, “My time at Stewart County High School has taught me the valuable skill of time management. Being involved in so many school activities and organizations all while being an honors student has greatly prepared me for my future.”

Kylie is the daughter of Shayna Wallace.

August Student of the Month ~ Joshua Osborne

The Stewart County High School (SCHS) faculty is pleased to announce Joshua Osborne has been chosen as August Student of the Month for his outstanding academic achievement, student involvement, and for serving as an exceptional role model for underclassmen. Osborne’s plan after high school is to pursue a degree in computer science with a concentration in cybersecurity.

Osborne is known for his character and his dedication to academics. A 4.0 student, he has earned Black and Gold Academic Awards for English I, Biology I, Algebra I, World History, Physical Science, Pre-Calculus, Visual Art II, and Chemistry I. Selected as a 2018 Tennessee American Legion Boys State Delegate, Osborne spent a week on the campus of Tennessee Tech University. The Boys State program allows each participant to become a part of the operation of his local, county, and state governments managed by students elected to various offices. Osborne was elected to the office of County Alderman. Science teacher, Jennifer Cook, praises Osborne stating, "Josh is that student who exemplifies all the desirable qualities of an exceptional student. He is respectful and respected, inquisitive and imaginative, methodical and meticulous. He loves learning for the sake of learning and uses these most admirable traits to propel him to the top of the academic heap. Josh is not only one of the most intelligent students I have had the pleasure of teaching, he is also one of the most cordial. Being at the top is not only a measure of your intelligence, but also of your character. Josh has both intelligence and character to spare."

Osborne is a two-year member of the Bonanza Yearbook staff where he previously held the position of Video Editor and currently serves as Photography Editor. He is a two-year member of the Building Every Asset Right from the Start (BEARS) team through which he has participated in the mentoring of elementary aged students. Additionally, he is a three-year member of the Spanish Club, and a two-year member of Future Business Leaders of America. Osborne is also a member of Beta and currently holds the position of Co-President. Lora Black, Library Media Specialist and Beta Club Adviser, speaks highly of Osborne remarking, “Josh is an exceedingly remarkable young man whose work ethic and leadership abilities set him apart from his peers. He moves toward his goals with attention to detail and clearly values personal growth. I am excited to see his handprint on Beta Club as he serves as Co-President this year. His future is bright.”

Getting involved in the local community through volunteer work is important to Osborne. He has worked a food drive at Dover First Baptist Church. On Sundays he works in the nursery at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on a weekly basis. Osborne has also spent many hours on various video and audio projects. He created and edited the 2017 Senior Walk video for SCHS. For four years he has been responsible for overseeing the audio for his class football homecoming air shows.

When asked to reflect on his tenure at SCHS Osborne remarked, “My time at Stewart County High School has taught me, most importantly, responsibility. This skill has helped me learn how to complete assignments on time, listen in class, and try my hardest whenever possible. My teachers have pushed me to strive for the absolute best at SCHS, and I couldn’t have learned how to be responsible without them.”

Joshua is the son of Scott and Ellen Osborne.