Each month, this recognition is bestowed upon students who exhibit scholastic achievement, leadership, honesty, community service, teamwork, and empathy, among other notable characteristics.
DJ Curtis, a 6th grader at Pamlico County Middle School, was nominated by his teachers, Eihab Bahhur and Ashley Leary. DJ was chosen for this award based on his strong work ethic, his motivation to learn, and his willingness to go above and beyond. He has shown growth in all academic areas and has become a very confident student who gives 212 degrees of effort in all he does at PCMS. His teachers can count on DJ to follow directions, work independently, help others and ALWAYS do his best. He is a positive leader in the classroom and is respected by teachers and peers.
Gwen was selected as the Rotary Student of the Month by Lynn Hardison, Health Science Education Teacher. Mrs. Hardison had the following to say about Gwen. “She is a tenth grader at PCHS and is enrolled in the health science education program. She aspires to attend college and pursue a possible degree in Emergency Medicine. Gwen maintains high academic standards while volunteering in her community. She actively participates in a variety of community service endeavors including, Pediatric Cancer Research, Wreaths Across America, Adopt the Elderly for the Holidays, and PCHS' annual American Red Cross blood drive. In addition, Gwen is an active member of the HOSA and Eastern AHEC Youth Service Health Corp where she has more than 100 hours documented in community service. Gwen is a positive role model at school and in the community. She exemplifies the Rotary's characteristics of leadership, community service, and high academic achievement. Gwen will make a positive contribution to the health care profession and I am very proud of her accomplishments.”
Students who are nominated for this award receive a framed certificate and a Rotary coin which states the Rotary Four-Way Test: “Of the things we think, say or do: 1) Is it the TRUTH?, 2) Is it FAIR to all concerned?, 3) Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?, and 4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?” To further commemorate this honor, the Rotary Club has placed a plaque in both schools which displays the name of each recipient of this prestigious award.
Picture: (left to right) Gwendolyn Hart, Jim Ragan, Rotary Representative, and DJ Curtis.