Affton Strong Student of the Month | October 2015

This school year we will once again be recognizing one Affton student each month for the things that make them Affton Strong, both in and out of school. Our Affton Strong Student of the Month for October is:

Lanie Pointer-Rogers Middle School

Lanie Pointer is an 8th grader at Rogers Middle School and is proud to be Affton Strong!  Lanie has been instrumental in helping other students, not only at Rogers Middle School but in the St. Louis community. She was chosen as one of 60 students in the U.S. to attend a Fuel Up to Play Summit in Chicago this year.  She is an athlete, student council member and WEB leader.  She has been interviewed by local news people and you will hear her on Rams Radio ESPN before the games speaking about FUTP 60.  She is an asset to our school and our Affton community.  “I have watched Lanie for three years grow into an empowered young woman,” said Mrs. Beezley, “I am so proud of her accomplishments and her drive to help others.”

Parents: Jen and Grant Pointer

Sibling: Sam Pointer

What do you like best about Rogers Middle School? I like the staff because I can talk to them and have an actual conversation with them about life, school and everything.

What extracurricular activities have you participated in? Student Council and Yearbook for 3 years, Fuel Up to Play 60 for 4 years, and Orchestra for 5 years.  I am on the 8th grade girls volleyball team and have played for CYC for 6 years.  I am in a program called WEB that helps the 6th graders transition to middle school.  I was fortunate to attend a country-wide summit for FUTP 60 in Chicago this past summer as the Missouri State Ambassador.

Do you have plans for college? I want to attend Washington University like my brother.

What do you hope to major in? I want to major in Law.  My brother got me interested in it years ago.  I always follow the rules and believe in justice.  So I think that other people should too, and I would like to defend that in some sort of way.

What is your favorite subject? Music.  I’ve liked music since I was born-1960’s music is my favorite.  I listen to music because it calms me down.

What staff member has has made the biggest impact on your life, and how? Mrs.Beezley and my Mom.  Mrs. Beezley has helped open doors that I never thought were possible.  My Mom because she has pushed me in every way possible and has also been supportive throughout my school career.

Who is your role model? My brother Sam.  He is what I define as successful and he has worked hard and showed me that if I want it I can get it.  I would not have the personality I have today without him.

What has been your proudest moment? My proudest moment is when I found out my brother Sam got into Wash U because I saw him work hard for the past four years to achieve his dream school and I believe that I had a special part in that.

What do you want people to know about Affton Schools? I want people to know that even though Affton is pretty small, you can achieve anything you dream of and you will be supported throughout everything.

2015-2016 Affton Strong Students of the Month:

Jesssica Jones – Mesnier Primary 
Jessica Villmer – Gotsch Intermediate 

2014-15 Affton Strong Students of the Month:

Alaina McAlister – Rogers Middle
Madison Peroutka – Gotsch Intermediate
Adam Conner – Affton High School
Zack Hall – Affton Early Childhood
Ian Dabady – Mesnier Primary
Elise Connoley – Gotsch Intermediate
Johnathan McMahon – Rogers Middle
Alexandria M – Mesnier Primary
Nathan Rancilio – Affton Early Childhood
Caileigh Compton – Affton High School

2013-2014 Affton Strong Students of the Month:

Adis Terzic – Affton High School
Sarah Beth Head – Mesnier Primary
Rachael Odhiambo – Rogers Middle
Jonathan Perez – Gotsch Intermediate
Gavyn Stanley – Affton Early Childhood
Jasmine Sandoval-Garcia – Mesnier Primary
Maureen Dolan – Gotsch Intermediate
Maddie McCray – Rogers Middle
Harlee Andrews – Affton Early Childhood
Paige Smith – Affton High School