Charles Co. Board Honors Students for Achievement

LA PLATA, Md. (November 2, 2011)—The Charles County Board of Education honored four students on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 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 Kayla Nagle, fifth grade, Gale-Bailey Elementary School; Michael Gill, fifth grade, Mary H. Matula Elementary School; Thomas Carlyle Martin, Jr., eighth grade, Milton M. Somers Middle School; and Courtney Jones, senior, Maurice J. McDonough High School.

Nagle was honored in the area of personal responsibility. She is an outstanding student who is enthusiastic about helping others and constantly has a positive attitude. Nagle is a member of the school’s Green Club, and regularly attends meetings, both during recess and after school. She is an honor roll student and previously served as an Art Helper.

Gill was honored in the area of career readiness. He is a dedicated, goal-oriented student. Gill is willing to assist fellow students in need and has a strong work ethic. He completes his work on time, is neat and organized, and sets the bar high for other students to achieve. Gill says because “people think it’s so hard, but it’s not,” he plans on doing something that can show people how fun and easy math can be.

Martin was honored in the area of academic achievement. He is an honor roll student maintaining a 4.0 grade point average and enrolled in scholars’ courses of study. Martin exceeds expectations for classroom performance, personal goal setting and modeling good character. He is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, Spelling Bee and Geography Bee teams.

Jones was honored in the area of academic achievement. She is an excellent student who exhibits great enthusiasm for her studies, is assertive and is prepared in the classroom. Jones fully participates in whatever tasks she is asked to complete and is always willing to help others. She has a weighted grade point average of 4.357 and has been ranked first in her class since ninth grade. Jones plans to attend St. Mary’s College of Maryland next year.

The board honors several students each month for their accomplishments.

Source: Charles County Public Schools

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