Mayfield High School Staff members like to recognize students who depict “The Wildcat Way.”
Each month, two departments will collaborate and choose a student to be “The Wildcat Students of the Month.” Our Students of the Month are featured on our website and receive a free pizza from Pizza Roma.
February’s departments are English and Science.
The English department recognizes, junior, Riley Schroeder. Riley is an extremely dedicated student who always gives his best effort. He sincerely listens to constructive criticism and willingly applies it. On top of these academic qualities, he is extremely respectful and embodies what it means to be a Mayfield Wildcat.
Last year in Ms. Long-Goldberg's Cross-Curricular class, as part of a research project, Riley and two of his peers investigated human trafficking in the Middle East and in Cleveland. One of the components of the project required that students “do something” about their issue. Riley and his peers interviewed Renee Jones of the Renee Jones Empowerment Center to learn about human trafficking in our area, and this interview inspired Riley to become a Youth Ambassador for the RJEC. Despite the pandemic ending many other students’ projects before they could get off the ground, Riley continued his activism. This past weekend, Riley and his peers ran their first session as facilitators of an education game called TRAPPED to teach teens about the horrors of human trafficking. Riley’s journey to become an agent of change is uplifting. We are so proud of the way that he has brought what he learned in the classroom into the real world. Congratulations, Riley.
The Science department recognizes, junior, Kaylie Cornelius. Kaylie Cornelius exemplifies excellence in being named the Mayfield High School Science Student of the Month.
Kaylie's junior year science schedule is full of rigor, as she is enrolled in AP Physics 1, AP Chemistry 2, and Honors Principles of Engineering. Kaylie's work rate is off the charts, and this effort translates into scientific fluency. She also always takes time to help her peers along the way and fearlessly asks questions, having the courage to admit when she needs help as well.
One particular project that embodies Kaylie's accomplishments was her application of science to assist those with physical disabilities. Kaylie applied her collective knowledge of physics, design, and engineering to adapt a go-kart suitable for those with cerebral palsy. Kaylie's group collaborated with adults with cerebral palsy to create, modify, and design a go-kart prototype that would make this activity more accessible for those who otherwise might not be able to participate.
Kaylie consistently models the Mayfield Way through her effort, spirit, and concern for others. We are proud to award Kaylie Cornelius the Science Student of the Month.
Congratulations Riley and Kaylie, on being February’s Wildcat Students of the month!