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Sidney Ducote chosen as September Student of the Month

Sidney Ducote, left, accepts the Bradshaw Mountain High School Student of the Month award for September at the Sept. 12 Prescott Valley Town Council meeting as Principal Kort Miner, right, Sidney’s grandparents, and Optimist Club of Yavapai County President Butch Miller look on. (Sue Tone/Tribune)

Sidney Ducote, left, accepts the Bradshaw Mountain High School Student of the Month award for September at the Sept. 12 Prescott Valley Town Council meeting as Principal Kort Miner, right, Sidney’s grandparents, and Optimist Club of Yavapai County President Butch Miller look on. (Sue Tone/Tribune)

Nominated by the staff and teachers at Bradshaw Mountain High School, Sidney Ducote is the September Student of the Month. The Prescott Valley Town Council and Optimist Club celebrated Sidney at the Sept. 12 council meeting.

Council member Marty Grossman reiterated that Students of the Month are selected for their participation in the community and their school community as well as for their academic efforts.

Prior to moving to Prescott Valley, Sidney participated in the Navel Sea Cadet Corps unit, a military team/unit similar to JROTC, at her former high school. She relates that one of the best days of her life was in 2016 when she attended the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu.

Sidney is in her second semester at Bradshaw, where she is a member of the Link Crew, which helps freshman integrate into the high school. She also has taken up mountain biking, joined the tennis team and become more active in her church.

Always ready for challenges, Sidney has a 3.59 GPA and is ranked 120 out of the 384 Bradshaw seniors. She is enrolled in Advanced Placement classes, and said she was proud to earn a B grade recently in her pre-calculus class.

“She is this tiny little thing, but she makes everyone happy and goes out of her way to help other students,” BMHS Principal Kort Miner said. “When she comes into a room, she brightens up everything. I’m happy she’s found her way here. I’ve not found her with a frown on her face ever.”

Sidney thanked the council and Optimist Club, Principal Miner, her teachers and grandparents for their love and support.

Her grandfather said, “She is a blessing to us, and we are happy to help raise her and to give her direction. She is determined in everything she does.”

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