Maisy Johnson named PBL High School’s Student of the Month


Maisy Johnson of Paxton has been named student of the month for March at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.  Maisy is the daughter of Brian and Amy Johnson.  She was nominated for the award by her agriculture teacher, Aaron Slack.


“Maisy has undertaken the hydroponics system in aquaculture and has done great work.  She has a lot of work planned to redo it and revamp the system.” Mr. Slack wrote in his nomination.  He also said, “Maisy’s behavior in class is exemplary and is always on task.  She always does well academically and whenever she is absent, she asks for her missed assignments and how can she get caught up.”


Mr. Slack added, “Maisy has demonstrated great leadership for the Envirothon team by being a great example for her teammates and helping them whenever needed”


Maisy participates in basketball, volleyball, and track.  She is also involved in FFA, 4H, Pheasants Forever.  Maisy was an award winner at the state fair for forestry and plans to attend Colorado State University next fall.  She is going to study wildlife, fish, and environmental biology.


The student of the month award is sponsored by the Farmers-Merchants Bank of Illinois.  The award recognizes PBL High School students who demonstrate the school district’s mission of “Excellence through rigor, relevance, and relationships.”  Teachers nominate students and the winner receives $50 and the other nominees receive a $5 Just Hamburgers gift certificate.  The other student that was nominated for March Student of the Month was Quimberly Uribe-Rodriquez.  Congratulations to Quimberly and our winner, Maisy Johnson!