Thursday, October 5, 2023


The Ballard R-2 School District is pleased to be working in conjunction with the Adrian Optimist Club to honor a Student of the Month for the 2023-24 school year.

The Student of the Month for August and September is 7th Grader, Lily Bergen, the daughter of Micah and Kelsi Bergen. This month's special theme is "Friendship and Be Positive". Lily currently participates in Volleyball, Basketball, and Track, and in her free time, she also enjoys playing piano. Her future plans are going to college to obtain a teaching degree. Lily would like to say how honored and excited she is to be Student of the Month.

The Ballard staff have said about Lily:
Lily is always kind and friendly to everyone, even if they have been annoying to her! She is always positive and looks for the positive, never the negative. She is such a joy to be around, even if she is tired or not feeling well. She is always willing to help out whenever needed. I am blessed to have her in class!

Lily Bergen is such a sweet and kind person, always ready to lend a hand with whatever you need done. She may seem quiet and soft spoken at times, but when she gets excited about something, then her laughter and smiles become infectious, and will light up your day. It is such a pleasure to know her!

Lily Bergen is an outstanding student and a "go-getter"! When it comes to being a friend and being positive, Lily is consistent and reliable. Whether it be assisting a pal on a homework assignment during class or cheering on a teammate during practice. Lily's friends can trust her to lead them in the right direction and depend on her for having a laugh along the way.

Lily is kind-hearted and takes time to write hand-written notes to brighten up your day. She doesn't pass up the chance to show her appreciation. Lily may keep to herself and come across as "quiet", but she carries a large presence and we are all the better for having her in our midst.

For Lily's hard work in school, she has received a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks.”

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