Albert Scheckla and Sage Harner were honored as October Students of the Month at the Burney Lions Club on Thursday evening October 14. Scheckla was named 12th grade student of the month and Harner was named 8th grade student of the month.
The students were introduced by Burney High School Principal Ray Guerrero.
Senior Albert Scheckla has a grade point of 4.29, the highest grade point a student can earn taking AP classes. He is DSB President and Boys State Delegate. He is active in Leos Club, Interact Club, FNL, and S Club and plays on the baseball and basketball teams.
Albert enjoys snorkeling, hiking and traveling. In his spare time he likes to work, do volunteer work, watch television, and sleep. In the future he hopes to visit Palau Micronesia because his dad has been there and talked about it and he wants to see what it is like for himself.
After graduating, Albert plans to go to Shasta College and then transfer to Cal Poly, Chico State, or Sacramento State to get a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Albert’s father and mother, Brian and Barbara Scheckla were both at the dinner. His dad said, “He does so much at school that we hardly ever get to see him. It would be nice to see him do some traveling because everyone who travels comes back with a different point of view.”
Albert’s father has been to over 60 countries.
Eighth grader Sage Harner has a 4.0 grade point average. She likes science and reading and plays on the girls volleyball team. She enjoys drawing, reading, and writing.
After finishing high school, she wants to go to college and become an author or an anesthesiologist. She hopes that one day she will publish a book.
Sage’s father and mother, Marti and Lori Harner, were present to watch their daughter honored. Mr. Harner said, “It is important that young people recognize what society expect of them and also to receive the rewards.”
Lion George Whitfield presented Albert with a check for $100 and Sage with a check for $50 on behalf of the Burney Lions Club.