Owen Benck has been chosen as Wayne E. Bartels Middle School’s Student of the Week for the week of Sept. 18. He was nominated by his science teacher, Stephanie Ammerman.

“Owen is an excellent addition to BMS as a sixth-grade student. I am honored to have him in my class and on my team,” Ammerman said. “He is always coming into the classroom with a huge smile and a ready-to-learn attitude. He is very easy to get along with and a friend to all. Owen exemplifies what it means to be a Portage Warrior: A responsible, respectful individual, who is positive, prepared and safe. I am proud to nominate Owen as Student of the Week, as he deserves it! Keep up the good work!”