Koppelman is PRAHS student of the month

Sydney Koppelman is also a National Merit Scholarship finalist.

Sydney Koppelman (Robin Fish/Enterprise)

The October student of the month at Park Rapids Area High School is Sydney Koppelman.

Sydney is the daughter of Lisa and Ben Koppelman. She has been involved in Math League, the National Honor Society, volunteer work, the spring art show and the PTA Reflections contest, and is a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.

For the future, she plans to possibly attend Gustavus Adolphus College and eventually become a college math professor.

Art teacher Mike Hartung said, “Sydney is an outstanding individual, a very hard worker, an excellent student and always remains positive with a smile on her face. Sydney is very deserving of this award. She has a bright future and I am very proud of her.”

Business teacher Angie Kuehn said, “Sydney is such a conscientious and motivated student. She did a great job last year in my college computer course, and was a pleasure to have in class. She is a very intelligent girl that is sure to go places!”


Math teacher Mike Baumgartner said, “Sydney is a tremendous scholar. Last year, she skipped college algebra and took calculus as a junior. She was immediately the best in the class. She scored the highest possible score on the AP Calculus test. This year, she is taking AP Calculus II and AP Statistics. She is also the all-time scoring leader for Park Rapids in the math league. Sydney is a super good kid.”

English teacher Kerry Johnson said, “Sydney just loves to learn. She is a wonderful person to have in class because she is truly interested in so many different things. Her love of math is amazing too. As her English teacher, I read a research paper on math. I also listened to a speech or two about math. She is also a very good writer whose mind is always creating. It's great to work with a student who is both analytical and creative. Congrats!”

English teacher Tayna Miller said, “Sydney is an excellent student. She always has a smile on her face, and she works hard to help others who need help understanding the concepts that come easy to her.”

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