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Academic Students of Quarter Two are Chosen

Submitted by on February 28, 2019 – 2:23 pm

Eight students over the last nine weeks have wowed the administration at Polson High School with their efforts to learn, earning them the title of Academic Students of Quarter Two. Two people from each class are selected each quarter through a process run by Jay Sampson, the vice principal. First, all of the students with GPAs of 3.5 or above are compiled into a spreadsheet that is sent to all of the PHS administration. Teachers then vote for students based on their performance in class, their motivation, and their character. Ties go to Sampson, who looks to highest GPA and participation in extracurricular activities to decide the final winners. Students are limited to being Academic Student of the Quarter only once in their high school career.

“They all take academics very seriously.” said Sampson regarding his experience with past winners, “They understand the value of getting an education.”

Shea McGuinness & Nicholas River – Seniors
Shea was the 2017-18 State Champion in tennis.

Gabriel Mergenthaler & Bella Spencer – Juniors
Gabe and Bella participate in two AP classes.

Berkley Ellis & Megan Rost – Sophomores
Both girls played varsity tennis in 2018 as freshmen.

Kallie Finkbeiner & Xavier Fisher – Freshmen