Four Charles County Students Honored for Achievement

LA PLATA, Md. (Dec. 13, 2008)—The Board of Education honored four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students on Dec. 9 for their accomplishments in academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility, which are the focus areas of the school system's master plan.

Students honored were Barachel Butler, third-grade student, C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School; Debra Bennett, fifth-grade student, Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School; Joshua Welch, senior, Henry E. Lackey High School; and Tony Doublin, eighth-grade student, John Hanson Middle School.

Butler was honored in the area of academic achievement. She is recognized by her teachers as a role model and who displays 110 percent effort in the classroom. She is also in the gifted program for reading and mathematics and likes to read aloud to her teacher and classmates.

Bennett was honored in the area of academic achievement. She scored in the proficient and advanced range on both her third- and fourth-grade Maryland School Assessment (MSA). She participates in extracurricular activities, including the school band and safety patrol.

Welch was honored in the area of personal responsibility. He holds a 3.71 grade point average and recently received a Minds in Motion award for maintaining honor roll grades while participating in sports. Welch is captain of the baseball team, a lifeguard, and serves as a counselor at a community camp. He is ranked 36th in his graduating class.

Doublin was honored in the area of career readiness. He is known as a responsible, enthusiastic and courteous student and focuses on excelling in school. He is a member of the school builder's club and the Black Saga and morning announcement team. Doublin is also involved in Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) school activities and wants to pursue an engineering degree in college.

The Board honors several students each month for their accomplishments.

Source: Charles County public school system

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