Buster's Best for September

Each month students will be selected that exemplify what Buster, Oasis Academy’s Mascot, looks for in Oasis students. These are students that go above and beyond, show kindness, respect others and themselves, strive for excellence, and persevere even when tasks are difficult.

Kaitlyn Hert - Senior

After a non-stop junior year Kaitlyn Hert is excited to start her senior year at Oasis. Attending Oasis since she was in the fifth grade, Kaitlyn has excelled in both the classroom and in extracurricular activities such as the state champion softball team, yearbook, and Student Council. Outside of school she helps with her church group, AWANA, and volunteers in the high school youth ministry.

This last summer Kaityln also participated in the distinguished INBRE Research project with Western Nevada College Professors Dr. Gary Evett and Rochelle Bassen. “I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the biomedical research project with Dr. Evett. When I started the research with them, I had plans to become a Pathologist's Assistant, so I was really trying to see if lab work was something that I would enjoy on a day-to-day basis. The lab research got me thinking about other careers in the medical field that I may enjoy, and I'm thankful to have had the opportunity to do the project. I HIGHLY encourage future students to participate.” describes Kaitlyn of the research.

Graduating in May of 2022 she will complete both her Associate of Arts from WNC and her high school diploma. Kaityln has already been accepted into College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. She chose the school for their diagnostic medical sonography program with a cardiovascular track. They are the only school in Nevada to offer the program. 

“Kaitlyn is an all around go getter. She is very inquisitive and has a knack for connecting with everyone. I know she will excel in her degree program in diagnostic cardiovascular sonography at CSN and throughout the rest of her career.” commends Andy Lenon, Oasis Academy Counselor. 

Allie - Eighth Grade

Allie started with Oasis Academy in kindergarten.Involved in FFA and 4-H for quite some time now,  her passion for animals started at an early age and she enjoys raising market hogs and breeding market sheep. She is a student athlete that participates in basketball and volleyball for the Oasis Academy. Her goals are to continue to grow her skills in all areas, in the classroom, on the court, and with her showmanship. Allie is also really into Hey Dude Shoes and her goal is to have a pair for every day of the week.


Counselor Andy Lenon describes Allie,”She is a model student that leads by example. Allie has exceptional character, always so polite and kind. It was awesome to see her in action volunteering at the Cantaloupe Festival!”


Isabella - Kindergarten

Isabella is brand new to Oasis Academy this year and in Kindergarten. Counselor Shelley Kelly spotted Isabella going above and beyond to help a fellow new student.


“On the first day of school Isabella was being a kind friend to her classmate who was nervous about starting Kindergarten. She stuck by his side, offered him snacks, and comforted him when he was upset. She demonstrated the caring and kindness that I hope all Oasis students will have with their peers.” explained Shelley. 


Isabella wants to be a teacher when she grows up and she loves cats and unicorns.


Cora - 2nd grade 

Cora is in the 2nd grad. Counselor Shelley Kelly explains why she chose Cora for this month’s Buster’s Best, “During my guidance lesson Cora showed great attentive listening, actively participated, and asked thoughtful questions. She did a wonderful job of modeling these behaviors for her classmates. These are all skills that teachers at Oasis work with each student on, and I was delighted to see them demonstrated so well in just the second week of school.”


Cora’s favorite subject is math and she likes to make projects. Her favorite animal is the cheetah.