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From left, front row Anthony Cao, first grade; Caleb Penn, pre-K; Reygan Stuart, pre-K and Cash Pennington, kindergarten; and back row, Kate Perrilloux, Montessori specialist; Trey Kiss, third grade; Jimyra Felder, sixth grade; Payton Ames, fourth grade; Melina Yeomans-Flores, seventh grade; Kezia Taylor, fourth grade and Angelina Dong, fifth grade are Model Montessorian of the Month at Hammond Westside Montessori School. Not shown are Caylee Armstrong, second grade; Ayden Torres, third grade; and Emoni Williams, eighth grade.

Hammond Westside Montessori School's named its Model Montessorians of the Month for September.

These student leaders were nominated by their teachers based on their leadership in the classroom; their respectfulness to others, themselves and the environment; their peaceful personality in the classroom; and being self motivated workers as well as independent and organized, all of which are Montessorian attributes, a news release said.

Among the honored students are:

Pre-K: Caleb Penn, Reygan Stuart

Kindergarten: Cash Pennington

First grade: Anthony Cao

Second grade: Caylee Armstrong

Third grade: Trey Kiss, Ayden Torres

Fourth grade: Payton Ames, Kezia Taylor

Fifth grade: Angelina Dong

Sixth grade: Jimyra Felder

Seventh grade: Melina Yeomans-Flores

Eighth grade: Emoni Williams