Affton Strong Student of the Month | Feb 2017

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 — this year on video! Our Affton Strong Student of the Month is:

Emir Husic – Gotsch Intermediate School

Emir is a third-grader and is proud to be Affton Strong! “Emir is the definition of integrity. I feel confident he’s always doing the right thing – even when no one is watching.  We often work to solve problems during class meetings. He is one of our ambassadors, and I can always count on him to guide the other students gently to peaceful solutions,” said Anna Steffens, his third grade teacher. “Since the beginning of the year, he has adopted a ‘Smile More’ campaign where he makes signs and gives them out to people. He even wears a hat that says ‘Smile More.’ He also was recently voted to be a spokesperson for PE when the students didn’t understand the directions. The students in my class came up with a signal to show Emir. If Emir sees most students displaying that signal (thumbs down) he will be the one who goes to talk to Coach Stark to let her know that the class is confused and would like to hear the directions again.

“I want to share with you an excerpt of Emir‘s campaign speech for class president this fall when we studied government:

‘I will care for you. You will be believed in, even if you think you aren’t. No matter where you are, you are my friend. I will always be kind and nice even if no one is watching. Even when your days are bad it can end up amazing. Because you are beautiful, one of a kind. Smile more.'”

2016-2017 Affton Strong Students of the Month
Alex Ruesch – Mesnier Primary
Margaret Schaffer – Rogers Middle
Garrett Knapp – Affton High School
Celia Schaeffer – Gotsch Intermediate
Charlie Hyde – Affton Early Childhood
Adele Eberhardt & Courtney Mendenhall – Rogers Middle School

2015-2016 Affton Strong Students of the Month