Student of the Month


Victor O'neal

Senior Helena Gill posing in her Senior yearbook picture.

Jashawn Banks, staff writer/editor

Student of the month is a recognition of an individual’s achievement throughout that month in school. It is based upon the student’s outstanding grades, marked improvement in grades, exemplary attendance, attitude during school, and their school spirit. With more than one student who may have achieved every aspect of those criterias, the only way left to figure out is by getting recommendations from the school teachers.

This month Spotsylvania Highs’ journalism staff has decided to go their own route and chose their own student of the month named Helena Gill. She is a very interactive student here at Spotsylvania High School with enough school spirit to go around.

Some of her ways of showing school spirit is by interacting in our school’s 2017-2018 Marching Band, which she plays the clarinet. Outside of school she also plays three other instruments; the bass clarinet, guitar, and the piano. Ms.Gill additionally likes to hang out with her friends and watch Sci-Fi shows.

Furthermore, here at a Spotsylvania High School Helena Gill is a Spotsy Knight senior and it will be sad to see her go, but what she will share and leave is outstanding. According to one of our fellow teachers, Ms.Gill is always willing to participate in class activities/discussions and is willing to help her peers in any way, shape, or form. If that doesn”t show you how amazing she is then know that with Helena’s outstanding GPA and grades, she has been focused on applying to colleges to major in mechanical engineering.

Mechanical engineering, according to, is a challenging, rewarding, and highly respected profession that derives its breadth from need to design and manufacture everything from small individual parts and devices to large systems.

In conclusion, Helena Gill states,“ I hope to finish high school as salutatorian and to make the most of every moment of senior year.” With that The Knight Times wish her the best and hopes she carries on and leaves every ounce of joy and achievement at any college she attends, as she has carried and left here at SHS.