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November Students of the Month

November Students of the Month are seventh-graders Fraya Brattebo and Cam Mateyo and eighth-graders Amelia Bencko and Sven Nielsen. The Student of the Month award at Chagrin Falls Middle School acknowledges students for their outstanding performance and rewards them for their efforts. These students exemplify the tiger techniques of think, integrity, grit, effort and responsibility. For more information on the November Students of the Month, visit

Fraya is an engaged learner and has a positive attitude. Her inquisitive nature adds  to class discussions. Fraya actively participates in Socratic Seminars, where she is a leader in all activities and assignments. She is also a member of the speech and debate team where she splits her time between original oratory and public forum debate. Fraya is a talented musician and is in select choir and a leader in the clarinet section in band.

Cam is an observant and reflective student. He notices interesting patterns and his responses in class are thoughtful and promote discussion. Cam’s work is reflective of his efforts. Cam is a participant in Socratic Seminars and forums where he is a leader and role model. As a public forum debater, Cam is a researcher who offers perspective to each topic. Cam is a talented saxophone player and has even started studying the bari sax.

Amelia is a hardworking and dedicated student who goes above and beyond what is expected of her. She is a role model for her peers. Amelia is attentive to detail, producing high quality work in all of her classes. Her Spanish skills and unselfish attitude make her an exemplary Tiger Tutor. She gives up her own time to help others succeed academically. Serving on student council, Amelia puts in extra hours to make Chagrin Falls Middle School a special place.

Sven is cello player in the eighth-grade orchestra. He comes to class with a positive attitude, is always prepared for rehearsals and is willing to help other members of the ensemble. Sven is kind and respectful to his peers and adults alike and carries himself as a mature young man. He is always prepared and attentive in class.

Rotary Student of the Month

Chagrin Falls High School (CFHS) senior Grace Lee has been selected as the November Chagrin Valley Rotary Student of the Month. Grace was chosen based on her leadership and service qualities she has displayed in the community.

In her time at CFHS, Grace has been a member of the cross country team, the track and field team, and the public forum debate team. Further, she is a Write Place Writing intern, Piano by the Falls member, Chinese language tutor and participant in the CFHS Bridge to the World study program with Huipu High School.

Grace is a volunteer at Cleveland Clinic and a Sunday school teacher at a church in Wickliffe. She has also attended a public health conference at Stanford University as well as the National Student Leadership Conference on health and medicine at Northwestern University.

She has excelled in accelerated classes throughout her four years at CFHS. After high school, Grace plans to attend a four-year university.

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