The Board of Education honored four students on Tuesday, May 14, for their accomplishments in academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility, which are the focus areas of the school system's master plan.
Honored were Jake Burgess, fifth grade, Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School; Taylor Charity, fifth grade, Mary B. Neal Elementary School; Joseph Perriello, eighth grade, Mattawoman Middle School; and Christian Jones, senior, North Point High School.
Burgess was honored in the area of career readiness. He is an honor roll student and demonstrates a strong work ethic in the classroom. Burgess has maintained excellent grades and has maintained principal's honor roll since third grade. He is a member of the All-County Band and enjoys playing soccer and reading. He has his sights set on attending Yale University and wants to become a neurosurgeon.
Charity was honored in the area of personal responsibility. She always follows the rules and adheres to her teacher's directions. She demonstrates excellent work habits and is on the honor roll each quarter. She is a role model student and shows the 3 R's – respect, responsibility and the right to learn. She is a member of the math team, computer and athletic clubs and a member of the school orchestra.
Perriello was honored in the area of academic achievement. He maintains an excellent academic standing and has perfect attendance. He recently received an award from Prudential for his volunteer service at Berry Elementary School with tutoring students. He is the president of the Mattawoman Student Government Association (SGA) and serves as a member of the Charles County Association of Student Councils (CCASC).
Jones was honored in the area of academic achievement. He is a member of the drafting program at North Point and is lead editor of the school's yearbook as well as president of the Future Business Leaders of America. He maintains an excellent academic standing with a weighted grade point average of 3.75. Jones plans to attend Salisbury University in the fall to major in information technology.
The Board honors several students each month for their accomplishments.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,700 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 caring community schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.