The student and teacher of the month for September have both been selected by the faculty of Heard County High School.
The September Student of the Month is Riley Curbow and the Teacher of the Month is Molly Grizzard. Both were selected for their outstanding participation in activities occurring around the school. “These two individuals exemplify the excellence that we strive for at Heard County High School,” claimed Principal Rodney Kay.
September Teacher of the Month Molly Grizzard (L) and Student of the Month Riley Curbow
Curbow is a sophomore at Heard County High School and is actively involved in the Student Council Association, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Students, and also the Heard County High School Players, the school’s new drama program.
“Riley Curbow was nominated by more than one teacher for the month of September,” noted Kay. “Riley is a very conscientious student who is able to juggle all of his extracurricular activities while maintaining a high level of achievement in the classroom.”
Curbow was not only selected for his leadership abilities, but also for his positive attitude. In his free time, he says he enjoys drawing; Curbow has won numerous awards for his artistic abilities. Curbow definitely sees the arts in his future. “I would love to be an actor, being involved in the new theater program is helping me with this aspiration of mine,” claims Curbow.
Grizzard has been teaching Literature at Heard County High School for five years. This year, she is the Junior Class Advisor and head of the Prom Committee. “I was extremely honored to be chosen by my peers as Teacher of the Month,” Grizzard stated.
Grizzard was also the sponsor of Student Council Association during the previous school year, and she accomplished tremendous things in that role. She was ultimately chosen for being so actively involved in things happening throughout Heard County High School this school year and taking the initiative to set her goal to make Heard County High School a better place.
“Several colleagues nominated Ms. Grizzard for her dedication and willingness to go above and beyond to communicate and work with our ninth grade parents and students,” stated Kay. “Our kids are very fortunate to have a teacher who puts forth the extra effort such as Ms. Grizzard.”