The Board of Education honored five students on Tuesday, Oct. 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 Khloe Sedlack, fifth grade, Gale-Bailey Elementary School; Meybel Alvarado-Huezo, fifth grade, Mary H. Matula Elementary School; Casey Nottingham, fifth grade, Arthur Middleton Elementary School; Sarah Chen, eighth grade, Milton M. Somers Middle School; and Jenette Phillips, senior, Maurice J. McDonough High School.
Sedlack was honored in the area of career readiness. She is an outstanding, goal-oriented student who demonstrates enthusiasm about her school work. She is a role model for other students and is currently taking French lessons outside of school. She is known for displaying a positive attitude in the classroom and for her ability to adapt to any situation.
Alvarado-Huezo was honored in the area of academic achievement. She completes her work on time, is neat and organized, and sets the bar high for other students. Alvarado-Huezo also participated in the First in Math online program in which Matula placed first in the nation among 6,000 competing schools. In addition to being a role model for her peers, she also participates in extra-curricular school activities, such as the Destination Imagination (DI) team.
Nottingham was honored in the area of personal responsibility. She is an exemplary student and consistently earns honor roll grades. Nottingham exceeds expectations for classroom performance, sets and achieves personal goals and models good character. She is a member of the DI, math, and LEGOS robotics teams, and is also a school safety patrol officer.
Chen was honored in the area of personal responsibility. She is an honor roll student, maintains a 4.0 grade point average and is enrolled in the scholars course of study. Chen exceeds expectations for classroom performance and is a role model for her classmates. She has received the Ben Carson Scholar Award, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University, for the past three years. She is also a member of the school band and National Junior Honor Society.
Phillips was honored in the area of academic achievement. She is an excellent student who displays great enthusiasm for her studies, and is assertive and prepared in the classroom. She 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 4.19 and has earned high grades in each of the eight Advanced Placement (AP) classes she has taken. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and the school's Mock Trial team.
The board honors several students each month for their accomplishments.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,700 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 caring community schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
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