Student of the Month for October
Porsha Purkiss, an eighth grader at Waynesville Middle School, has been named the Waynesville Middle School Rotary Student of the Month and was honored Tuesday October 9th, 2018 at the monthly Rotary Club Meeting.
Porsha, the daughter of Easton and Taneisha, is an outstanding student at WMDS. Porsha is a new student to Waynesville R-VI school district and currently holds a straight A average in all of her courses. Her teachers describe her as helpful to those around her; respectful to the learning environment, class materials, and peers. She is responsible for her learning and strives to do her best and meet deadlines. Porsha is not just a valued member of her 8th grade team, but she is also part of the WMDS band and an active member of her church and community outreach. Porsha’s career goal is to become a neonatal nurse and she looks forward to providing comfort and care to families in need.
Daniel Valentino, an eighth grader at Waynesville Middle School, has been named the Waynesville Middle School Rotary Student of the Month and was honored Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at the monthly Rotary Club Meeting.
Valentino, the son of Richard and Maribeth Heath, is an outstanding student at WMDS. As a 7th grade, he was on the A/B Honor Roll all year and was inducted into National Junior Honor Society. Valentino is also a member of the WMDS Advanced Choir and is actively taking a high school course in Spanish I. He is described as intelligent, hard-working, compassionate, and someone who strives to excel and help those around him. His career goal is to become an orthodontist while continuing his passion for vocal music.
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