Kobe Barto, who is a junior at South High, was selected as Laramie County School District 1’s Student of the Week for the week of Nov. 4.
A dedicated student, Barto is a member of National Honor Society. He is involved in leadership classes and plays both football and basketball.
According to members of the nominating committee, Barto displays the qualities of South’s HERD values, Honorable, Enthusiastic, Responsible and Determined.
At the end of his sophomore year, he volunteered to take on a leadership role in Ignition, which is a program for freshman orientation. He did most of the preparation work over the summer and outside of class, which the nominating committee said is a very big responsibility.
“Kobe led a team to one of the most successful Ignite days we have had yet,” South Assistant Principal Jennifer Brownhill said. “We usually have a senior in this role, but we were short upperclassmen and he stepped up and did a fantastic job.”
Brownhill said that during the two days leading up to Ignite day, Barto maintained a positive attitude and a sense of enthusiasm as he practiced and spent additional hours setting up for South’s freshman orientation.
After graduation, Barto plans to pursue a degree from the University of Wyoming.