Cotter Schools’ introduced a “Culture of Positivity” theme this school year that highlights positive characteristics each month throughout the year. For the month of March, we lift up collaboration. Congratulations to Bowen Tian, Alison French, and Savanna Welters who were selected for displaying this characteristic!
Cotter High School 11th grade student, Bowen Tian, is Co-Rambler of the Month for March. Bowen is from Beijing, China and is the son of Chuanzhan Tian and Dandan Zhou. This is his 3rd year at Cotter.
Bowen has been a member of the soccer, basketball and tennis teams, with tennis being his favorite sport! He is a member of the Cotter choir and show choir. He also likes to sketch and draw, and has some of his works on display next to the Cotter skyway. He enjoyed participating in History Day and is advancing to the state competition. He also enjoys his workouts in the student fitness center.
Bowen said he really likes living in the dorms because of the “free laundry room, and all of the activities that are planned for students.” He said he thinks everyone is very nice, and wants to thank all people at Cotter for making him feel welcomed. After graduation, he would like to attend an American university.
Teachers nominated Bowen because he is a kind and gentle student that works well with others, volunteers, and displays a strong work ethic in his classes.
Cotter High School 9th grade student, Alison French, is Co-Rambler of the Month for March. Alison is the daughter of Robert and Amy French. She has four brothers, Sam ’15, Jacob ’17, David ‘17 and Noah ’17.
At Cotter, Ali is involved in volleyball, debate, mock trial, speech, weightlifting, softball, music ministry, band, marching band, jazz band, and theater. Outside of school, she participates in MCA Jazz band, SE MN Flyers softball, St. Mary’s University Jazz Band, Junior Olympic volleyball, and serves in her church.
Teachers nominated Alison because she is a hard worker, and is a driven and focused student. Her teachers said her “mind is sharp and she is both a critical thinker as well as flexible learner.” Ali excels in all that she does, and she will remain calm and kind in any situation. Ali “is a leader and works well with others.”
Cotter Junior High School 7th grade student, Savanna Welters, is Co-Rambler of the Month for March. Savanna is the daughter of Ashley Welters and Kate Loken.
At Cotter Junior High, she is involved in choir, theater, basketball, and track and field. Outside of school, she enjoys hanging out with friends, making new friends, and reading.
When asked what she likes best about Cotter Junior High School, she said, “the values taught to us, and the teaching staff is always kind and available to student.” She also thinks her fellow classmates are awesome. Savanna loves the school spirit, especially at sporting events.
Teachers nominated Savanna because she sets a great example in the classroom, stays on task, encourages others to stay on task, and is a kind person.