Chas. Co. Board of Education Honors Students for Accomplishments

LA PLATA, Md. (March 24, 2011) — The Board of Education honored six students on Tuesday, March 8, 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 Madison French, fifth grade, Dr. Samuel Mudd Elementary School; Kinsey Polk, fifth grade, William A. Diggs Elementary School; Jennifer DeMarco, senior, Thomas Stone High School; Kyle Smith, fifth grade, Arthur Middleton Elementary School; Marshe Hill, seventh grade, General Smallwood Middle School; and Ciara Albrittain, eighth grade, Piccowaxen Middle School.

French was honored in the area of academic achievement. She is a high achieving student and is completing a combination of accelerated math and pre-algebra classes. She acts a role model for her peers and sets high standards for herself. In addition to her rigorous academic studies, French is also a member of the Lego Robotics, Eggbert challenge and history clubs.

Polk was honored in the area of academic achievement. She has consistently been on the principal’s honor roll since the third grade and is a part of the fifth grade accelerated math class. She also received a score of 100 percent on both the reading and math assessments for the second quarter. In addition to her classes, Polk is the student government vice president as well as a member of the Destination Imagination, Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) and math teams and competes in the school geography bee. She is also active in the school band and chorus.

DeMarco was honored in the area of academic achievement. She is ranked first in the Class of 2011 at Stone and is taking seven Advanced Placement (AP) courses this year. DeMarco has a grade point average of 4.53 and has been recognized by her teachers for outstanding achievement in Latin, English, Biology, U.S. history, AP statistics and environmental science. She also serves as a role model for her peers.

Smith was honored in the area of personal responsibility. He is a high achiever and earns A’s and B’s in his classes. He serves as a role model for other students and demonstrates responsibility. Smith is also a member of the safety patrol, MESA team and plays the viola in the strings group.

Hill was honored in the area of personal responsibility. She is always prepared for class and understands what is expected of her as a student. Hill acts as a role model for her peers and reaches out to students who need additional support. School staff said she emulates personal responsibility and is a hard working student.

Albrittain was honored in the area of career readiness. She has earned straight A’s throughout her middle school career and has perfect attendance this school year. Albrittain is planning on applying to Civista Hospital’s summer volunteer program to study nursing. She is also exploring a career in medicine, education or law. Albrittain is the President of the students against destructive decisions (SADD) club, treasurer of the student government association, member of the school newsletter club and a member of the National Junior Honor Society.

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

Source: Charles County Public Schools

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