Female Student of the Month – November
Mikaela Talley is the 18-year-old daughter of Jason and Michelle Talley. She is a very active young lady, participating in FFA, NHS and serving as first-runner-up for the Floresville Peanut Festival Court of Bohemian Blooms.
FFA seems to keep Mikaela the busiest as she serves as president of the organization this year. In the past, she has been a member and the sentinel and participated on several judging and speaking teams. She was part of the state-qualifying livestock judging team for the past three years, and has advanced to various levels with the radio broadcasting team as well as individually placing while showing steers. She is also a member of the Agricultural Advocacy team that placed 6th in the state.
Mikaela is currently number 12 in her class and has been on the All-A honor roll since her freshman year. She has stayed busy all through high school with her various organizations in addition to her volunteer and community service work with highway clean-ups, Christmas caroling with FFA, blood donation and toy drives, and working with the children at First Baptist Church through Vacation Bible School. Mikaela plans to attend Texas A&M University where she would like to major in animal science in order to become a large animal veterinarian. Her strengths are: Context, Self-Assurance, Command, Futuristic and Significance.
Male Student of the Month – November
Kolten Bippert is the 18-year-old son of Ryan and Laura Bippert. He is active in several organizations at the high school and in his community.
As a musician, Kolten is very active in the Mighty Tiger Band winning several awards for his talents including All-Region and All-Area Saxophone his sophomore and junior years and being named All-State Alternate Saxophone last year. He has served as one of the drum majors for the band the last two years. In addition to his activities in school, Kolten shows livestock with the FFA.
Kolten serves as the Historian of the National Honor Society as well as the co-director of St. Anthony’s ACTS. He has worked several summer jobs as a taxidermist assistant and doing landscaping. He is number seven in his class and has been recognized for the All-A Honor Roll. Kolten plans to attend either the University of Texas at Austin, Texas State University, or Texas Tech where he plans to major in music education. His strengths are: Input, Includer, Significance, Competition and Restorative.