Charles BoE Honors Students for Achievement

LA PLATA, Md. (April 16, 2009)—The Board of Education honored four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students at its monthly meeting April 14 for their accomplishments in academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility, which are the focus areas of the school system's master plan.

The students honored were Dylan Will, fifth-grade student, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School; Eve Moten, fifth-grade student, J.C. Parks Elementary School; Joshua Land, eighth-grade student, Theodore G. Davis Middle School; and Kayla Yates, senior, Westlake High School.

Will was honored in the area of academic achievement. He has been on the principal's honor roll for the past two marking periods. He also received the Academic Achievement Award for the fifth-grade class for having the highest average for the second quarter. Will is a member of the school math team and band, the safety patrol and the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) team.

Moten was honored in the area of academic achievement. She is enrolled in enrichment classes and scored in the top 10 percent of students who took the Maryland School Assessment (MSA). Moten is also an honor roll student and is a member of the school safety patrol and band, the Just Say No Club, and participates in MESA and Destination Imagination.

Land was honored in the area of personal responsibility. He maintains a 4.0 grade point average and is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. Land is active in the school's student government association (SGA), MESA, peer leadership organizations and is a member of the Math Counts team. He was also recently accepted to North Point High School to study engineering.

Yates was honored in the area of career readiness. She is a third year Teacher Academy student and maintains an A average. She is the chairperson for the Future Educators Association (FEA), the publicity secretary for the school's SGA and the director of activities for the Key Club. Yates also volunteers in the community and plans to major in psychology when she begins college next year.

The Board honors several students each month for their accomplishments.

Source: Charles County public school system

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