March 2019 Student of the Month
Samantha Skroch, daughter of Wendy and Thomas Skroch, has been named the March Student of the Month at Royalton High School (RHS). She has three siblings; Kayla, AJ, and Lindsey.
Skroch listed her favorite class as band. “Through my years of high school I have enjoyed many classes yet the one I will continuously love is band. Between Mr. Kunkle and Mr. Coppicus, my music has expanded more than I could have imagined and every day is a fun day in the band room. Thank you!”
“Samantha is a very gifted Clarinet player in the Royalton Band Program,” said band teacher Chris Coppicus. “She leads her section by example and has taken on many duties as a leader. She is currently the Band Intern which has allowed her to build a strong relationship with the 5th grade band. Samantha has also been given the greatest honor of any band senior when she was awarded the John Philip Sousa Award at our Fine Arts Banquet that took place on Monday, April 22nd. She has bright future and I know music will continue to be a bright spot in her life for years to come.”
Math teacher Zach Silbernick said, “Sam Skroch is an extremely trustworthy and kind student. Every time you see Sam she always has a smile on her face and asks you how your day is going. I don’t think I have ever seen Sam angry before. She always has a positive attitude and is ready to help out her friends, classmates, and teachers whenever they need it. Sam is an extremely hard worker; you never have to worry about Sam not giving it her all. She balances school along with work, and even when she is busiest, you can still depend on Sam. She is the kind of person to always do the right thing, even if she isn’t going to get credit for it. Her work ethic and humility to do what is right, even when no one is watching, are going to take her far in life!”
Samantha’s future plans are to attend St. Cloud State University and major in music education. Her favorite high school memory was the thrill of receiving a superior rating in contest for the first time in four years of band.
The advice she would give to freshmen is, “Never take anything for granted, enjoy the time you have with those you care about, it’ll all be gone in a few short years.”