Each month, this recognition is bestowed upon students who exhibit scholastic achievement, leadership, honesty, community service, teamwork, and empathy, among other notable characteristics.
V.J. Midgett, a 6th grader, who was nominated by his teacher, Maureen Prendergast, was chosen for the award based on his positive character and academic growth. He is motivated to learn and goes above and beyond to help out in the classroom. V.J. has become a very confident student who gives 212 degrees of effort in all he does at PCMS. We can count on V.J. to follow directions, work independently, and ALWAYS do his best. He is a positive leader in the classroom and is respected by teachers and peers. We are very proud of V.J. and are pleased to nominate him for this award.
As for the high school’s recipient, Tre Casey’s teacher, Tammy Spain, had this to say about him. “Tre is very polite, always on time and always prepared for class. Computer Science Principles is very hands on and we often work in groups or with partners. I have two students who speak very limited English and one of those only speaks Vietnamese. It is sometimes difficult to explain tasks to that student, but Tre is patient and has a way of helping him understand. He is a pleasure to teach.”
Students who are nominated for this award receive a 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) Tre Casey and John Barlow, Rotary Representative. Not pictured: V.J. Midgett