During the November meeting of the Pamlico County Board of Education, Pamlico County Middle School (PCMS) student, Bonnie Frazer, and Pamlico County High School (PCHS) student, Hannah Altman, 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.
Seventh grader Bonnie Frazer is a dedicated and outstanding student who is always going above and beyond in her academics and consistently exceeds classroom expectations. She is a leader among her peers and sets a great example for academic excellence and conduct. She exhibits maturity and perseverance beyond her years. She is also a member of the PCMS band. We are all very proud of Bonnie. She represents PCMS very well in all that she does!
Principal Chris Meadows had this to say about Hannah, "She is an incredible student and is truly worthy of an honor from an organization as incredible as the Rotary Club. Hannah is a very hard worker and has clear goals in mind that she is preparing for already while at PCHS. She wants to be a medical doctor and to strengthen her readiness to enter that field of study, she has attended the Public Health Seminar at the Gillings School of Public Health located at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; is heavily involved in Health Occupations Students of America; and she is obtaining leadership skills as the secretary of the PCHS Student Government Association. Even with all of that on her plate, she is maintaining a very respectable GPA of 3.7, which is especially impressive with several honors classes under her belt and more underway. Although she is only in 10th grade, she has proven that she is one of the top students at PCHS and with the positive attitude that she has and infectious smile, I am confident that the best is yet to come!"
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): Hannah Altman, Marc Kaplan, Rotary Representative, and Bonnie Frazer.