WARREN, Mich. (Nov. 10, 2019) – Each month, faculty and staff are asked by the Student Council at De La Salle Collegiate to recognize a student, teacher and staffer as valued members of the Lasallian community.
These individuals demonstrate leadership, achievement, service or general involvement in and around the school. Students can also be recognized for improved progress in the classroom. Faculty and staff members nominate the monthly winners by submitting written recommendations to Student Council moderator Annmarie Michol.
The November Student, Teacher and Staffer of the Month are: Brother Robert Activity Center manager Sandy Buchanan, sophomore Christian Bueti, and English teacher Rebecca Cook.
We truly appreciate their incredible dedication and care for making a difference each day!
STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Christian Bueti, sophomore
Why he was nominated:
“Christian is a great guy. He has a warm personality and is always smiling. He was the JV-A soccer manager and really supported the team. His attitude and actions around the building and with fellow Pilots are a true example of what brotherhood is.
“He is a very hard worker, and always welcomes others with a smile and a hello. He truly represents a student that our founder would be proud of.
“Christian is always willing to learn and try hard to succeed. He always tries to make someone's day even brighter with his caring and positive outlook on life.”
TEACHER OF THE MONTH
Rebecca Cook, English teacher
Why she was nominated:
“Ms. Cook has been a fine addition to De La Salle’s English Department. She continually works hard to update her classes’ curriculum. She does an excellent job assessing her students and works very hard to make sure all her students are successful.
“She does a wonderful job building relationships with her colleagues, and she’s always willing to share new innovative ideas and is never afraid to try new things to engage her students.”
STAFFER OF THE MONTH
Sandy Buchanan, cross-country coach
Why she was nominated:
“Sandy is a wonderful person to have on staff. She is very involved at De La Salle and builds confident relationships with her runners. She works endless hours training with her team, and she is very dedicated which comes through by the many compliments she receives from her student athletes. She is an inspiring role model who does so much more than just coach at De La Salle. She truly is an inspiration and a role-model.
“Coach Sandy does an outstanding job with the day-to-day operations of the Brother Robert Activity Center, however, I would like to call attention to her efforts back in June when she co-hosted the shelter for women at the BRAC with Jo Ragona. Coach Sandy coordinated the volunteers, meals, cleaning, transportation and sleeping arrangements for the entire week.
“In addition, she coaches the cross-country team that qualified for the state finals on Nov. 1. The team finished fifth in regionals, while several runners posted personal bests and her squad upset a few schools and edged out Fraser for the final team spot to reach states.”