Student of the Week: Drew Danneman

Drew Danneman is a straight “A” student at St. Pius X in Edgewood, Ky. Drew is a Student Council representative for his eighth grade class.

Danneman is also a participant in the Governor’s Cup and MathCounts.

Drew’s talents don’t just show themselves in his classes. He’s a stage crewmember for the Drama Club. He’s also a member of the basketball, football and baseball teams.

“It’s the everyday little things that set Drew apart. Helping a student struggling in a subject or even with their books, helping his second grade buddy find a song during mass, he’s just a perfect role model for all the students here,” St. Pius X teacher Kathy Brunot said.

Drew is also active in his church and community. He is both a server and lector at mass, and is a finalist in the Diocese of Covington’s Pro Life Essay Contest.

He also volunteers for Project Backpack, the Rose Garden Mission, and at St. Pius X’s and other area church festivals.

"It's a special feeling because you know that you've impacted somebody's life, even in the littlest ways, which can help them and you become a better person. Every single day I try to make one little part of the world a better place," Drew said.

Brunot said, “He does all of this without expecting a reward or recognition. He is a silent and humble leader for his both his classmates and his four siblings.”

Drew is that student that they can always depend on when they need a volunteer or another student needs help.

He plans to continue serving his community and faith when he enters Covington Catholic as a freshman in 2014.

“I’ve had the opportunity to see him grow from a seven-year-old boy to a 13-year-old boy and I really look forward to seeing what the rest of his life brings him,” Brunot said.

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