MISD School Board Honors October Students of the Month

William Blake Hale, a senior at Magnolia High School and Tyler Buttram, a fifth grader at Bear Branch Elementary were honored at the October MISD School Board Meeting as the students of the month.

William Hale is an excellent student, popular with students and staff, and has a drive to conquer new challenges. He possesses many exceptional qualities, which include service, leadership, intelligence, maturity, organizational skills, and competitiveness, as well as a desire to excel. Blake’s academic focus has placed him in the top 10% of his class. Currently Blake is number 2 out of 384. His willingness to take on challenging courses throughout his high school career along with his ability to excel in those academics is evidence of Blake’s drive and determination.

Blake has coped very well with all the stresses and strains of AP & Dual Credit Classes while at the same time pursuing extracurricular activities. Most notably, he qualified for State and National competitions in Debate for the past three years. He also scored a perfect score at the UIL State Accounting competition, something accomplished by only seven others in the past twenty-five years.

Though Blake is a very determined person and does what it takes to accomplish his goals, he is ever conscious of setting a good example for others and demonstrating integrity in all facets of his life. Blake is truly a quality individual. His integrity is so evident in all that he strives for. Blake treats everyone with human dignity and respect. Blake assumes nothing and is willing to work for a common goal

Tyler Buttram, a fifth grader at Bear Branch Elementary, is the youngest child of Darin and Wendy Buttram. He has an older sister, Caitland, who attends The Magnolia High School and a brother, D.J., who attends Bear Branch Junior High.

Tyler’s favorite subject in school is math, but he really enjoys science as well. Tyler plans to attend Texas A&M University upon graduation. Tyler says he would like to be a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He should be able to accomplish this goal; however, if he falls short, Tyler will simply join the NBA. Tyler and his family enjoy worshiping at Life Point Church in Magnolia, TX.

Tyler is a brave, strong and courageous young man. Tyler was born with congenital heart disease and had his first open heart surgery when he was 2 ½ weeks old. His second surgery occurred when he was three years old. This past summer, Tyler had his third open heart surgery involving several valve replacements. Due to complications with the surgery, it lasted 16 hours. The doctors went in again the next day to continue the surgery. He was in the hospital for 19 days. Parents report that people all around the world were praying for Tyler and following his progress on Facebook.

Last year’s reading teacher, Mrs. Stewart, says, “He was a delight to have in class and he is a hard worker.” Last year’s math teacher, Mrs. Hock, shared that Tyler is inquisitive and very compassionate.

His current math teacher, Mrs. Evans, says, “He is a good student making an A in both math and science. He usually needs very little redirection and stays on task!”