The Orland 135 Foundation for Education awarded 6 Citizenship Awards ($100 each) at the 2020 Junior High graduations. Students nominated had shown by their words and their actions that they possessed the qualities and characteristics we hope to instill in all our students.
The 2020 Citizenship Award recipients are:
Grace has always been a pleasure to have in class. She has a positive attitude and is willing to help others when needed. Grace is someone that her PE teacher could count on to help or mentor a 6th grader in the same class. Grace is a leader in her classes and is willing to speak her mind and stand up for kids. She is known for going above and beyond in the classroom with her academics and leadership. She excelled in the content and offered a helping hand to her peers. She demonstrated amazing skills and encouraged her peers to be successful. Grace was always polite and kind towards staff and peers and was not afraid to show a moment of weakness when it came to asking for help. Grace has been a leader in choir the last three years as a section leader. She has also participated in 3 years of drama club. Grace also attends extra events like solo and ensemble, after school rehearsals, choral field trips, singing at a nursing home, Barnes and Noble fundraisers etc. Also, she is the type of student that you can always count on to answer a question, read a passage, or offer an opinion in class. She is willing to go out of her way to help peers, and she is a deserved recipient of this award.
Jacob is always willing to help others and has been ever kind and welcoming in his classes. He is a student who will tell you right away if he did not finish a task, and would rather finish it late giving more thought to his work than rush through and turn in something of a lesser quality. He participated in class field trips and caroling through the halls for his German class. Jacob never shirks the tasks teachers ask of him. He was also willing to share jokes with his classmates and brought laughter to his teachers and all of his classmates. He has a great sense of humor and always has a smile on his face. With a charming personality, he is willing to work with others and help whenever asked or needed.
Lucy is unique and not afraid to stand out in the crowd. She is a walking ray of sunshine and has a heart of gold. This Wildcat is known for her creativity, intelligence, artistic talents, and love for everyone she meets. From choir to the stage to the classroom, she leaves a trail of positivity wherever she goes. Her artistic talents, intelligence, and involvement will leave a lasting impression on the Century community. We are lucky to call her ours.
Jack goes above and beyond in all that he does, without expecting anything in return. He is hardworking, humble, and mature. He is a well-rounded, high-achieving student and a deep, critical thinker. This Wildcat is a natural leader who is just as talented on the basketball court as he is in the classroom. He is accepting and kind to all and knows how to step up and set an example for everyone around him. Century is a better place because of him and we are thankful to call him our own.
Ever since Nicholas has been on our campus, he has been an impactful student, respected by peers, younger students, and all of the adults in the building. Be it a critical review of his scholarly performance or musical performance, he consistently focused on his own improvement and group improvement. He is forthright, but neither intimidates nor intrudes. Nicholas is genuinely friendly as well as honest allowing him to connect with fellow students in varying academic levels. Helping out whenever possible, he greeted all tasks with a positive can-do attitude. He has demonstrated all of this in the various classes and activities to which he has participated including band, jazz band, boy scouts, track, and crew for the musical.
Elizabeth is a very conscientious and well rounded student that goes above and beyond in everything she does. Her work ethic in the classroom does not go unnoticed. She is a hard worker that takes pride in her work and always does her best. Elizabeth’s positive attitude and willingness to help others is brought to the classroom each and every day. Her kind heart guides her to always make great decisions when it comes to doing the right thing. She does not allow the pressure of peers to deter her, and exhibits an understanding and appreciation of things that are socially important far beyond her years. Elizabeth has a solid understanding of what it takes to be a good citizen in both school and home communities and is a perfect example of what it means to be an outstanding Jerling Jayhawk.
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