JJ Gardner is our April student of the month. He was nominated for this award by Mr. Mike Allen. JJ is the son of Teresa Gardner of Elliott, IL.
JJ is a member of FFA and the freshman mentor program. He has participated in football & track all 4 years, basketball 3 years and wrestling 1 year. He is currently captain of the track team and was captain of the football team last fall.
JJ has been on the honor roll all 4 years of high school. He was a 3 time all conference defensive lineman, 2 time all conference offensive lineman, and 1st all-state class a offensive and defensive lineman. He also participated in the rebuild Joplin project.
JJ plans to attend McKendree University to major in sports management and play football.