The Board of Education honored four students on Tuesday, April 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 De'ja Brown, fifth grade, Indian Head Elementary School; Kiersten Walker, fifth grade, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School; Aisac Accad, eighth grade, Theodore G. Davis Middle School; and Alyssa Kepner, senior, Westlake High School.
Brown was honored in the area of academic achievement. She is an exceptional student who consistently earns principal honors each quarter. She sets goals for herself and works hard to meet them. She is supportive to her classmates and is willing to go out of her way to help them. Her hard work and dedication show in her academics. Brown is also a member of the fifth-grade math team.
Walker was honored in the area of personal responsibility. She exceeds expectations for classroom performance and has earned honor roll every year. She strives to be successful in everything she does and displays the 3 R's- ready, responsible and respectable, in the classroom. She is an active participant in class and is always willing to help her classmates. Walker is a member of the school's Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) and Destination Imagination teams, the Just Say No Club and chorus.
Accad was honored in the area of career readiness. She exemplifies outstanding pride, spirit, and commitment to her academics and has been on the honor roll every quarter since entering middle school. She is a member of the school's National Junior Honor Society and has represented the school in both the all-county and tri-county orchestras. She plays soccer in a local club and also enjoys running track.
Kepner was honored in the area of academic achievement. She consistently enrolls in rigorous courses and earns the highest grades possible. She demonstrates outstanding time management, organization and dedication, all while participating in MESA and on the It's Academic team. She is also a star player of the school's varsity volleyball team. Her ability to motivate the Westlake community and still maintain her own excellence is a quality that has pushed Kepner to the top of her class.
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.