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May 2019 Student of the Month

Austin Gibbs

Austin Gibbs, son of Angie and Josh Gibbs, has been named May Student of the Month at Royalton High School (RHS). He has a younger brother, Braydon, who is an eighth grader at Royalton.


Gibbs’ favorite class was accelerated metals, taught by his favorite teacher Robert Skwira. “I built a trailer from a pile of metal and am now able to use it for things around the farm,” said Gibbs.


“Austin Gibbs is an outstanding young man with a great work ethic,” said Skwira. “He takes pride in the projects he is working and does not give up. He cares about other people. Austin works hard in school to keep up his grades while working 20 hours a week at DJ Products in Little Falls. He served as the 2018-2019 FFA Chapter President where he displayed many leadership skills as he lead the Royalton FFA chapter throughout the school year. Austin will be a great asset to any future employer.”


English teacher Sheri Menden said, “Austin is a quiet leader; he takes in the actions of those around him, thinks before he speaks, and offers significant insight where needed. I enjoy the maturity he shows when bringing up discussion issues, especially when he offers ideas contradictory to his peers.”


Austin is involved in FFA, and National Honors Society. His favorite high school memory was going to nationals for FFA in Indianapolis.


Future Plans for Gibbs are to attend Alexandria Technical College. Once he has fished there, he plans to go to work at Dakota Fluid Power in Aberdeen, South Dakota.


The advice he would give to freshmen students is: “If you are not loud and obnoxious and listen to the rules, you won’t get into much trouble.”

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