Charles BoE Honors Students for Achievement - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles BoE Honors Students for Achievement


LA PLATA, Md. (Oct. 16, 2009)—The Charles County Board of Education honored four students on Tuesday, Oct. 13, for their accomplishments in academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility, which are the focus areas of the school system’s master plan.

Honored were Adrianna Sibley, third grade, Gale-Bailey Elementary School; Elizabeth Nesbit, fifth grade, Mary H. Matula Elementary School; Pateley Bongiorni, eighth grade, Milton M. Somers Middle School; and Shelby Clarke, senior, Maurice J. McDonough High School.

Sibley was honored in the area of academic achievement. She started elementary school in kindergarten at Gale-Bailey and maintains outstanding attendance. She has excelled academically during the past few years and is an eager student. Gale-Bailey Principal Carrie Richardson said Sibley is a bright student and serves as a role model for other students.

Nesbit was honored in the area of personal responsibility. She is a role model for her peers and consistently demonstrates the three rules, or “R’s” at Matula: respect, responsibility and right to learn. Nesbit is eager to learn and her teachers describe her as a high achiever. She also participates in the school’s mathematics and Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) teams. Matula Principal Timothy Rosin said Nesbit is an exemplary student and motivates her peers to achieve success.

Bongiorni was honored in the area of academic achievement. She is an honor roll student and maintains a 4.0 grade point average. She is a highly motivated student and is committed to personal success. She serves as a role model and is enrolled in Scholars courses of study. Bongiorni is also a member of the National Junior Honor Society. Somers Principal Stephanie Wesolowski said Bongiorni is known for exceeding classroom performance expectations and models good character.

Clarke was honored in the area of career readiness. She is enrolled in all honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, including Latin I, II and III and AP Latin. She maintains a 4.0 grade point average and has excelled academically since her freshman year at McDonough. McDonough Principal Jervie Petty said Clarke is truly a role model for her classmates and peers and has a bright future ahead of her after graduation.

The board honors several students each month for their accomplishments.

Source: Charles County public school system

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