SOMERS, N.Y., - The Wooster School 6th Grade Student of the Month is Jack Barsh of Somers, NY. Jack is a courageous and noble character, and possibly even part superhero.
Like most super heroes, Jack has extraordinary powers or abilities. Superhero powers vary widely: superhuman strength, the ability to fly, enhanced senses, and the projection of energy bolts are all common. Some superheroes, such as Batman and Hawkeye, possess no superhuman powers, but have mastered skills to a highly remarkable degree.
In Jack’s case, his powers are responsibility, respect, and perseverance. Jack has a strong moral code. He presents a willingness to risk his own wants and needs for the good of others, without expecting any good slips in return. He also displays motivation in everything he does—he demonstrates a sense of responsibility (like Spider-Man), and a strong belief in justice, humanitarian service, and Wooster’s Self-Help philosophy. Though Jack does not wear a costume as he performs his heroic duties, he upholds the Wooster Dress Code and has been known to wear a variety of superhero belts, or the occasional colored wig. Every Superhero has a backstory—a story that explains the circumstances by which the character acquired his or her abilities, as well as his or her motivation for becoming a superhero. The Wooster community has made some observations into Jack’s backstory: “Jack has an eagerness to learn, is curious, hardworking, respectful, and kind. His infectious sense of humor and comedic timing accompanied by the ability to laugh at himself makes him a joy to be around. Just as a superhero remains focused on the task at hand, amidst chaos and distractions, Jack is always focused in the classroom, the art studio, at jobs, and in advisory.” “Jack is happy, fun, outgoing, polite, and respectful. He has a positive attitude, and truly exemplifies what it means to be a Wooster student. He works hard and is always prepared for class. He is a humble, conscientious, and inquisitive student, exhibiting perseverance and a strong work ethic everyday. Jack always goes above and beyond what is asked, helping whenever and wherever he can. Rarely does a day go by that he does not at least raise his hand to volunteer, or ask if there is something he can do to help. He has been valuable member of the Wooster community all year.”
This hero’s story is still being written and his identity is still evolving, but from what the community has seen so far, Wooster School is honored and proud to have Jack as part of Wooster. Many people benefit from his presence everyday.
Congratulations Jack for being named “6th Grade Student of the Month”!
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