Each month, this recognition is bestowed upon students who exhibit scholastic achievement, leadership, honesty, community service, teamwork, and empathy, among other notable characteristics.
While Gabriel has many admirable qualities, his maturity and kindness are what truly stand out when considering Gabriel's character. No matter who he is interacting with, whether it is students or adults, Gabriel is always responsible and willing to lend a helping hand. In addition to these qualities, Gabriel is always eager to learn and works very hard at school. The seventh grade teachers who nominated Gabriel for this award are very proud of him.
Sheridan is an 11th grader and is currently enrolled in the health science education program. She aspires to attend a university and pursue a degree in a health care profession. Sheridan maintains high academic standards while volunteering at her local skilled nursing facility. In addition, Sheridan is an active member of HOSA and Eastern AHEC Youth Service Health Corp where she has more than 100 hours documented in community service. She has also successfully earned certification in CPR/First Aid/AED, Stop the Bleed, and Prevent Blindness of NC. Sheridan actively participates in a variety of community service endeavors including, Pediatric Cancer Research, Pamlico County Hurricane Disaster Relief, Wreaths Across America, Adopt a Family for the Holidays, and PCHS' annual American Red Cross blood drive. Mrs. Lynn Hardison stated, “Sheridan is accountable and committed to everything she chooses to pursue. She is a positive role model at school and in the community. Sheridan exemplifies the Rotary's characteristics of leadership, community service, and high academic achievement. Although Sheridan is very quiet, her smile is contagious and she will make a positive contribution to the health care profession and to the community.”
Student 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) Sheridan Baker, Jan Elisa Mosca, Rotary Representative, and Gabriel Mason.