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Willis ISD Honors January Students of the Month

The elementary honoree is Annie Tenhet, a fourth-grade student at Cannan Elementary; and the secondary honoree is Breanna Ellis, a senior at Willis High School.

“I believe Annie goes above and beyond what adults ask of her,” said Emily Mitchell, fourth-grade teacher at Cannan Elementary. “She is an exceptional student and her patience, kindness and work ethic are what called me to nominate her for the recognition.”

“Breanna is the perfect example of what a Wildkat should be,” said Emily Meachen, journalism teacher at Willis High School. “She is one of the most active students on campus – splitting her time being a senior athletic trainer, yearbook editor, Opera club, newspaper, Quills and Scrolls, UIL, chemistry club, National Honor Society, Young Progressives and Student Council. She also works 20 hours per week and is ranked in the top five of the senior class.”

Each month, teachers submit nominations to the Teacher Advisory Committee member at their campus. The campus representatives select a finalist for each campus. These nominations are submitted to the Communications department for review. Students are chosen based on a variety of qualities, including leadership, citizenship, academics and attendance.

“Congratulations to Breanna and Annie on being named student of the month,” said Tim Harkrider, Superintendent, Willis ISD. “Each month I am in awe of the quality of our nominees. Our students continue to excel and raise the bar – in all areas of education.”