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SWMS Names Top Students for February 2023

Southwestern Middle School is pleased to introduce its Students of the Month for February 2023. Congratulations to sixth-grader Ryan Emley, seventh-grader Grace Watkins and eighth-grader Clarissa Hren.

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Left to right: Sixth-grader Ryan Emley, seventh-grader Grace Watkins and eighth-grader Clarissa Hren.  

Sixth-grader Ryan Emley’s favorite subjects are gym, math and choir.  Outside of school, Ryan plays for the Southern Tier Football Club and for Southwestern football and basketball. In his spare time, he likes to go to the park and hang out with friends. He is the son of Jamestown residents Kara and Aaron Emley.

Seventh-grader Grace Watkins’ favorite subject is math. Outside of school, Grace is a member of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet, Dancing with Victoria and Skywalker Stables. In her spare time, she likes go horseback riding and ski. She is the daughter of Lakewood residents Maggie and Derek Watkins.

Eighth-grader Clarissa Hren’s favorite subjects are French, history, math and choir. She belongs on the Southwestern Girls Varsity Swim Team and feels like they are family. She is also a member of Southwestern Junior Honor Society and likes coming up with ideas to help the school and community. Outside of school, Clarissa has been swimming on the Jamestown Jets Swim Team since 2014 and skating with the Jamestown Skating Club since 2018.  She also likes to bake for her family and friends, ride her bike, take pictures and spend time outside. She is the daughter of Tony and Kelly Hren of Jamestown as February Student of the Month.