August 2015

STARS of the Week—Stephanie and Jenny

Stephanie in CeramicsStephanie was excited and honored to be named "Class Star" this week.  She was thrilled not only because she gets to go "Krogering" with Alexa, but also because she knows that means a night out with her family at her favorite restaurant, Red Lobster!  Stephanie has the most pleasant personality and is loved by fellow  students and staff too.  We recently went to Target on a scavenger hunt, which she says is her favorite Friday activity.  She loves spending her leisure time listening to the Beach Boys and cheering for the Titans! Jenny is well known for making a grand entrance, announcing that "Jenny's Here!"  That is her trademark and our day would not be complete unless we heard DSC_0515that announcement.  She is the best helper at cleaning up after lunch and loves to stay afterwards and make sure that all chairs are pushed in under the table.  Jenny loves to play purple ball at the YMCA with her friends and enjoys working on the computers in the Learning Lab.  Her favorite restaurant also happens to be Red Lobster!

STARS of the Week–Elissa and Kim

11934532_10153256877802961_7446049453292558492_oElissa has such a sweet and cheerful spirit and is always happy to see her friends at BrightStone!  She gets off the bus every morning with a smile on her face and a big hug for everyone!  Her fellow students say what a good friend Elissa is and also how hard she works in each room.  She loves music class with Ms. Judy, playing basketball at the YMCA and helping clean up after snack. Even though Kim doesn't come to BrightStone every day, she always manages to get back in the "swing of things" pretty quickly! 11947562_10153256881777961_8474356108024671016_n She has a great Alabama accent and southern manners to go along with it!  During her time at BrightStone, she likes working in the mix room, typing on the computers in the Learning Lab and Alexa's meatloaf for lunch!

STARS of the Week–Tara and Stephen

11875058_1129059320454936_6552133473519706242_oTara has been a "star" around BrightStone for a long time.  She is fondly known by her friends and family as "Tara the bug"!  Tara loves BrightStone and hates to miss any of our activities.  She enjoys working in ceramics, cooking is her favorite daily living job and loves listening to The Praise Pickers in her free time. Stephen has such an enthusiasm for life and is always glad to be here.  His friends say he has a great personality and is fun to be11893849_10153244608112961_7707761295978717253_o around!  While at BrightStone, he enjoys playing purple ball at the YMCA, cleaning up at snack time and he absolutely loves Ms. Judy's music class.  He is one of a kind!

STARS of the Week–Jennifer and Ryan

11802532_10153226612912961_1871259406313625627_oJennifer is a happy girl who brightens our day!  She always comes in ready to start the day with that contagious laugh of hers.  Her friends say she's a great bowler, dancer and she's funny!  While at BrightStone she enjoys riding the exercise bike, working in ceramics and bowling on Fridays.  In her spare time, she loves cheering for the Titans and eating with her family at Red Lobster. Ryan was so surprised when his name was called as "Class Star"!  Ryan is one of the 11838680_10153226607817961_4234875056245193319_omost personable people you will ever meet and he never meets a stranger.  He is always complimenting his friends and calls them all his "BrightStone family".  Ryan says his favorites are playing kickball with Eric, working in the mix room and praying before lunch.

STARS of the Week–Kate and Justin

11822938_10153209832342961_4260591586871993086_o One of Kate's most endearing qualities is her willingness to always help.  In each work group, she is very flexible and will do  whatever job they are working on that particular day with a smile and a great attitude!  Kate likes to help Alexa out in the kitchen,  ride the exercise bike and eat at O'Charley's with her family.   Justin has been around for quite some time, so he has BrightStone pretty downpat!  He never ceases to amaze us with some of the 11816348_10153209833952961_7523852284774694014_othings he comes up with!  He has a great sense of humor and personality and always does his best in whatever area he is working.  Justin's "faves":  ceramics, basketball at the YMCA, baked potato bar for lunch and Chick-Fil-A on Fridays!
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