The Board of Education honored five students on Tuesday, Dec. 8 for excellence in academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored were Tyrone Hudson, fifth grade, C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School; Aliyona Naves, fifth grade, Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School; Raelynn Hood, fifth grade, T.C. Martin Elementary School; Tremaine Barrow, eighth grade, John Hanson Middle School; and Courtney Alvey, senior, Henry E. Lackey High School.
Hudson was honored by the Board in the area of personal responsibility and was chosen for recognition for demonstrating an outstanding work ethic in the classroom and with extracurricular activities. He has attended Barnhart since kindergarten and maintains honor roll grades each quarter. He is active in several school-related activities including Destination Imagination, the student advisory council, bus patrol, the school math and knowledge bowl teams, the Just Say No Club and plays in the school band. Hudson also plays football for a community league and plans to start running on a track team in the spring.
Naves was recognized by the Board in the area of academic achievement and was chosen for the honor for serving as a role model for her peers. She consistently earns honor roll grades and comes to class prepared and ready to learn. In the classroom, Naves demonstrates an exemplary work ethic, listens well and asks for help when she needs assistance. She strives to help with school safety as a member of the safety patrol. Naves is also a member of the school drama club and helps to plan productions.
Hood was honored by the Board in the area of academic achievement and was chosen for recognition for the hard work she demonstrates in the classroom. She is consistently on the honor roll and maintains a grade-point average of 4.0. She is diligent with her studies and models good character for her peers. Hood participates with Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) and is a member of the school safety patrol. She is also well known among her teachers as a leader and team player.
Barrow was recognized by the Board in the area of academic achievement and was honored for his diligence in the classroom and commitment to his studies. He is enrolled in the Scholars Program and maintains a 4.0 grade-point average. He participates regularly in class and helps his peers when they need assistance. Barrow is highly motivated and his teachers describe him as a pleasure to have in class. He is also dedicated to extracurricular activities as a member of the Gateway to Technology program, the school drama club and the National Junior Honor Society.
Alvey was honored in the area of career readiness and was selected for recognition from among her peers for her commitment to her studies and serving the community. She maintains perfect attendance at school and is consistently on the principal’s honor roll. Alvey is enrolled in the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science Program at Lackey and plans to study nursing with a specialization in pediatric oncology after she graduates. She participates annually in Relay for Life efforts, helps to run blood drives for the American Red Cross and is active with the youth group at her church. Alvey is also an exemplar student athlete in softball, field hockey and swimming. She also serves as the secretary of the National Honor Society and plans to attend the University of Maryland in the fall.
Each month the Board of Education honors students for their success in academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,300 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 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.
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