Bradyn Anderson tapped BW Board’s Student-Citizen of Month
By GARY HENERY
News Managing Editor
Bradyn Anderson, an eighth-grade student at Big Walnut Middle School, was honored as the Big Walnut Board of Education’s Student-Citizen of the Month at Monday night’s Board meeting.
Bradyn is the son of Angela and Ben Anderson. He has two younger sisters, Jessica, who is in the sixth grade at Big Walnut Intermediate School, and Riley, who is in the third grade at General Rosecrans Elementary School.
Bradyn’s favorite classes are Mathematics and Technology. He is an avid reader and loves computers. Outside the classroom, his activities include playing fullback on the BWIS eighth-grade football team and soccer mudding.
Teachers at BWIS all have high praise for Bradyn.
Ed Kitchen calls Bradyn his “Go To” student in his Technology class.
“I have had the pleasure of having Bradyn in my Tech class this nine weeks. His skill level in Technology for his age is exceptional,” Ed Kitchen said. “Bradyn excels at most of the work that we do and is the ‘go to’ student in our class. He offers to help other students when they struggle on any computer issues … and does it very well. Bradyn has even helped me with various tech issues in the building this year and has done a wonderful job.”
Scott Crowder, Eighth Grade Mathematics, says Bradyn brings a positive attitude to class every day.
“I would like to recognize Bradyn for bringing a positive attitude to class every day,” Crowder said. “I know teenagers have bad days and struggles, but with Bradyn you would never see it because he enters our classroom each day with a smile, a laugh to share with others, or a warm welcome. His demeanor should act as a model for how people should embrace the positives in life.”
Mike McGann, Eighth Grade Language Arts, says Bradyn reflects the values of Big Walnut.
“When we middle school teachers were made aware of our duty to select a Student of the Month for October, I immediately knew who I would select — Bradyn Anderson. Having taught in this district for 11 years, I can tell you with conviction that Bradyn is the epitome of all that represents Big Walnut,” McGann said. “We recently read The Outsiders in class and Bradyn’s literature circle group became the model for other students to observe. He consistently led discussions with engaging questions, but more importantly, he led by example. Bradyn encouraged every student to participate by giving their insight, and their input was valued. Bradyn inspires apprehensive students to take risks; he inspires winded athletes to finish strong; he inspires teachers to stretch the understanding of the district’s mission to inspire and guide each student to his or her maximum potential … Bradyn Anderson is Big Walnut.”
Heather Rea, Eighth Grade Language Arts, calls Bradyn “extremely polite and helpful”.
“Bradyn shows an eagerness to learn and understand, asking relevant and thoughtful questions during class,” she said. “He is extremely polite and is helpful to his fellow students.”
Counselor Corry Schull calls Bradyn “A deserving and exceptional young man”.
“I have known Bradyn as his counselor for most of the past six years. In that time I have only experienced him as respectful and positive young man. He would ask how I was doing before I could ask him,” she said. “ He has been through his share of ‘life’ and seems to be weathering the ups and downs in an ‘up’ manner. Bradyn is a deserving and exceptional young man!”