Charles Board Honors Outstanding Students - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles Board Honors Outstanding Students


LA PLATA, Md. (Jan. 22, 2010) - The Board of Education honored four students on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 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 Logan Cotner, fifth-grade student, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School; John Makell IV, fifth-grade student, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School; Andrew Shirley, fifth-grade student, William B. Wade Elementary School; and Amanda Lee, eighth-grade student, Matthew Henson Middle School.

Cotner was honored in the area of academic achievement. He has earned and maintained honor roll grades each marking period and is studying pre-algebra, a course generally offered in middle school. He performs above grade level in each of his academic subjects. He is a member of the math, computer, and Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) teams, and participates in the school’s art club.

Makell was honored in the area of academic achievement. He has earned the principal’s honor roll every quarter since third grade and was identified as gifted and talented. Makell reads on a ninth-grade level and is a focused student. He is a member of the basketball team, band, chess club, and history club. Makell also participates with Destination Imagination, and is part of the safety patrol.

Shirley was honored in the area of personal responsibility. He has attended Wade since kindergarten and at first, had difficulty in reading, math, and personal responsibility. With the assistance of Wade staff and parental involvement, Shirley has worked extremely hard to improve both academically and in the area of personal responsibility. In fourth grade, he scored proficient in math on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) and continues to strive to improve in all subjects. Shirley has been an outstanding role model for all fifth-grade students.

Lee was honored in the area of career readiness. She is a positive and focused student and is well respected among staff and her classmates. She has been on the principal’s honor roll each quarter since the sixth-grade and was recently selected to join the National Junior Honor Society. She is also a member of the eighth-grade band, spelling team, and is in gifted and talented arts and reading classes. Lee also serves as a role model for students and demonstrates good behavior and positive morals.

The Board of Education honors several students each month for their accomplishments.

Source: Charles County Public School System

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