Kristin Monk, Travis Elementary Principal Hunter Jisha, recipient of Student of the Month award, State Rep. Erwin Cain
Jisha Named Student of the Month
For House District #3
Hunter Jisha, the son of Kent Jisha and Sherri Hurley and a 4th grade student at Travis Elementary School in Sulphur Springs, has been chosen by State Representative Erwin Cain as the Student of the Month for House District 3. Jisha was described by his nominating teacher, Jennifer Holt, as "a helpful young man who I can always count on to be doing what he is supposed to be doing!" Jisha was nominated along with a number of other students from across House District 3 in an effort coordinated by Rep. Cain to recognize excellence in youth. Cain today personally presented the 4th grader with a resolution during the Travis Elementary end-of-year awards assembly. The resolution from the Texas House of Representatives praises Jisha for his outstanding academic performance combined with his sincere desire and willingness to help others and to set a good example for his peers. In making the presentation, Cain said, "We continually hear about the young people who make mistakes and get into trouble. We seldom hear about the ones who are out there doing good things in good ways. This effort is meant to call positive attention to those students, like Hunter, who always willingly invest the extra effort to make a difference. Hunter is a young man who works hard to be a blessing to those around him … his teachers and his fellow students. I'm proud of him, and wanted him to know it."
The honor of Student of the Month for House District 3 highlights qualities such as leadership, citizenship, kindness, service to others, and/or special school or public achievement when combined with good academic standing and a record of good behavior. Rep. Cain solicits voluntary nominations from school systems throughout the district. All of the students nominated are worthy of recognition, according to Rep. Cain, and in the sifting and evaluation one or two of those nominated just seem to shine a bit brighter than the rest and are chosen for this honor. All teachers, counselors, and administrators within Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Red River, and Titus Counties were encouraged to nominate students for this honor.