FPS staff report
October 21, 2013
Jimmy Bales and Katelyn Lashley have been named Students of the Month for October at Carrollton High School where both are seniors.
Son of Jim Bales of Harlem Springs and Michelle Hawkins of Carrollton, Jimmy is a member of the varsity baseball team, Academic Hall of Fame, Student Council and serves as senior class president.
He has two younger sisters, Ashlee, age 12, a 6th grader, and Magen, age 15, a 10th grader. In his spare time, Bales enjoys building and repairing computers.
Upon graduation he plans to attend Ohio University and major in information technology (setting up and configuring networks for businesses/schools) and working with and helping people better understand technology.
When asked what teacher, coach, family member or special friend has influenced him and why, Bales replied: “My father. He has taught me many life lessons no one else ever could and has supported me in everything I’ve ever done and will do.”
In offering advice for success in life, Jimmy said: “The happiness you instill in people today will better your own life for eternity. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
Miss Lashley, daughter of Cassie Lashley of Salineville, is a member of the cheerleading squad, band, danceline, National Honor Society and Student Council.
Katelyn has a brother, Lynk Tranter, who is also a senior at CHS, and a younger sister, Kierra Gubesch, an 8th grader.
Although she is undecided about the college or university, Katelyn says she plans to attend medical school.
When asked what teacher, coach, family member or special friend has influenced her and why, Katelyn said: “Ms. Ruggeri has been one of my utmost favorite teachers. She is not only a wonderful person, but a wonderful mother. Her independence, humor and her personal views are my favorite.
In offering advice for success in life, Katelyn replied: “Always be honest.”
As Students of the Month, both Jimmy and Katelyn become eligible for a $500 scholarship to be awarded by Gateway Royalty at the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year to one boy and one girl.
They also will have their pictures displayed in the showcase at CHS and will be treated to lunch by Carrollton High School Principal David Davis.