The adults in Kyler Majka's life have all positive things to say about the fifth-grade student at Chautauqua Lake Central School.
"Kyler is a kindhearted, energetic student with a great positive attitude and outlook on life. Although usually quiet, he is outgoing and spontaneous. He is a polite, and he has a genuine respect and concern for others," said Ella Ames, elementary principal.
His homeroom teacher, Thomas McFall agrees.
"Kyler shows a great deal of compassion towards his fellow classmates. He is always willing to help a classmate when he/she is in need. He is also conscientious about his schoolwork and tries his best on every assignment," McFall, said.
Kyler is a huge baseball fan. He is currently a member of the Academy Stars travel baseball team out of Buffalo. The team is run by Justin Santonocito, who is a scout for the Minnesota Twins. The team travels throughout the East Coast and Canada.
Kyler also plays on a Mayville little league team, as well as played on Team New Era Gold last year - a team that also traveled.
Baseball isn't Kyler's only sport, though. He also enjoys basketball.
He is a member of the Jamestown Elite AAU basketball team and the YMCA Tom Buttafaro youth basketball league.
He has won awards at Southern Tier basketball camp and the Knights of Columbus free throw competition. Additionally, Kyler was the manager of the CLCS varsity basketball team.
"Kyler Majka is an outstanding young man. During practices and games he was always eager to help the team and accept a high level of responsibility. During practices, he would help run drills, run the clock and he would even run sprints with the team at times. Not only was he a team manager, he also became our video manager for the last few games," said Chris Dole, coach.
Kyler rounds out his sports with football, where he plays quarterback for the JV Thundercat football team.
Aside from sports, Kyler is a five year Cub Scout for Mayville Pack 126, is in ski club, is in Mayville's Kids for Christ youth group, and was also a member of the CLCS fifth- and sixth-grade musical, Broadway Beat.
"Kyler Majka was such a pleasure to work with. Without being asked, he kind of became like a little personal assistant, arriving early to every practice, asking if anything needs help or to be done, and staying late to make sure everything was cleaned up. He became a role model for other students in the cast of the musical, always having a positive attitude and keeping things exciting," said Katherine Ryan, chorus teacher.
All of the positive characteristics that his teachers and coaches point out will be a benefit to Kyler as he continues through school at Chautauqua Lake.