Charles BoE Honors Outstanding Students

LA PLATA, Md. (March 19, 2010)—The Board of Education honored five students on Tuesday, March 9, 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 Joseph Perriello, fifth-grade student, Berry Elementary School; Kylie Kirkham, fifth-grade student, William A. Diggs Elementary School; Allison Brown, fifth-grade student, Arthur Middleton Elementary School; Julianna Dawson, eighth-grade student, Piccowaxen Middle School; and Matthew Rhoades, senior, Thomas Stone High School.

Perriello was honored in the area of academic achievement. He has been a straight A student since he started kindergarten at Berry, and is one of 10 Berry students taking pre-algebra classes. He serves as the school’s ambassador for new students and is a role model for his peers. Perriello also participates in school activities, including the chess club, computer bowl and robotics teams, and is a member of the safety patrol.

Kirkham was honored in the area of academic achievement. She always demonstrates a positive attitude and takes on an active role in her classes. She is a prepared and disciplined student and consistently earns advanced marks on reading and math exams. Kirkham also participates in school clubs, including the safety patrol and math team, and is the student council president.

Brown was honored in the area of personal responsibility. She consistently demonstrates a strong work ethic and puts forth her best effort in all of her classes. She is a bright student and often gives advice to her classmates. Brown is an active member of her community and participates in the Girl Scouts organization.

Dawson was honored in the area of career readiness. She is a model student for her peers and wants to study engineering when she finishes high school. She is president of the National Junior Honor Society and is enrolled in the school’s Gateway to Technology (GTT) class, which focuses on engineering. Dawson also participates in school-related activities, including the robotics club, Destination Imagination and Mathematics, Science and Engineering Achievement (MESA).

Rhoades was honored in the area of academic achievement. He is a leader among his classmates and maintains a 3.6 grade point average. Throughout his academic career at Stone, he has earned outstanding achievement, sportsmanship, honor roll and principal’s honor roll awards. Rhoades also participates in school activities and is a member of the varsity soccer, indoor and outdoor track teams.

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

Source: Charles County Public School System

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