During the October meeting of the Pamlico County Board of Education, Pamlico County Middle School (PCMS) student, Jalyn Dunn, and Pamlico County High School (PCHS) student, Dylan Gunn, were recognized as the Oriental Rotary Students of the Month for their school.
Each month, this recognition is bestowed upon students who exhibit scholastic achievement, leadership, honesty, community service, teamwork,and empathy, among other notable characteristics.
Jalyn resides with his mother, Holly Russell, in Oriental. He is a well-rounded student, very polite, and always strives to do his best on any task.His favorite subject is math. He is a member of the Junior Beta Club, MathCounts team, and plans to play baseball in the Spring. Jalyn enjoys boating and the beach. He is an avid reader and likes to travel. His most favorite P.E. activity is tumbling. Jalyn’s future plans include studying at UCLA. His teachers are confident that he will succeed in all that he attempts.
Mr. Meadows had this to say about Dylan Gunn, "Dylan is one of the rare students that come along once in a lifetime. He has a heart of gold, is extremely intelligent, and is an exceptional leader. Dylan has a GPA over 4.0 and somehow manages to keep his academics in focus while also maintaining employment at Friday's Seafood and as Latitude Church's photographer and graphic designer. He is the editor of the PCHS Yearbook as well as a member of the Science Club and Future Business Leaders of America. In each and everything that Dylan is involved in, he excels and adds tremendous value with his talents, input, and leadership. I have been impressed with Dylan from the first day I met him and I am very blessed to have such an awesome young man at PCHS who has an incredibly bright future ahead."
Students are selected for the award based on the Rotary Four-Way Test, which has been used around the world since 1943.
It states, “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.
Pictured (left to right): Jalyn Dunn, Sally Belangia, Rotary Representative, and Dylan Gunn.