Chas. Co. Board of Ed. Honors Outstanding Students

LA PLATA, Md. (November 20, 2010)—The Charles County Board of Education honored four students on Tuesday, Nov. 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 Hana Shadid, fifth grade, Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School; Amaya Butler, fifth grade, Malcolm Elementary School; Elizabeth Hicks, fifth grade, Dr. James Craik Elementary School; and Nicole Tai, sixth grade, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School.

Shadid was honored in the area of academic achievement. She is a hard-working student who works quietly and effectively, and has maintained outstanding grades for her five school years at Higdon. Shadid is a role model for other students and has served on the school safety patrol and math team. She enjoys working with her peers and plays soccer in her spare time.

Butler was honored in the area of academic achievement. She is consistently recognized by her teachers for her hard work and as a role model. Butler is always prepared, exhibits excellent learning habits and reading comprehension skills. Last school year, she was named winner of the Maryland Day essay contest, and was selected to carry the Charles County flag during the event celebration.

Hicks was honored in the area of personal responsibility. She is an honor roll student and exemplifies the school character pledge of being respectful, responsible and ready to learn. Hicks is a member of the school chorus, Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) and math teams, and is a media center helper. For the past two school years, her peers have elected her to serve as the Class Senator on the student council.

Tai was honored in the area of career readiness. She is in enrichment level classes and earned excellent grades during the first quarter this school year. She sets goals for herself, and has a plan to meet them. Tai is interested in studying broadcast journalism and exemplifies the dedication it takes to meet goals and succeed. She is an excellent role model for Stoddert students.

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

Source: Charles County Public Schools

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