The Hamilton-Wenham Rotary Club's outstanding accomplishment certificates in January went to the same two Miles River Middle School students for the first time ever.
Lucy Huang and Josh Ward both received the award at the Jan. 11 weekly Friday breakfast meeting of the club. It was the first time in the three year history of this project that there were repeat winners.
Two years earlier as 6th grade students, Huang won an Outstanding Achievement Certificate for Academic Excellence and Josh Ward for Leadership. Now as 8thgrade students, they both received their certificates for Citizenship.
Huang’s teacher wrote that Lucy “is respectful, kind, and persistently involved in our classwork, asking thoughtful questions and providing astute feedback for her peers. She’s done very creative work this quarter in drama, and sets a great example for her classmates!”
Ward’s teacher said: “In life you have the opportunity to meet amazing people who are always ready, willing, and able. Josh Ward is one of those people. Josh is a support to his peers, to the Channel 2 television crew, and to the teachers of Miles River… (He) is an organizer and a strong, quiet leader. Josh’s respectful ways are appreciated by all who know him.”
In addition to the certificates, pictures of both students will be put up at the Miles River Middle School. Rotary has also provided a wall plaque at the school on which their names will go along with those of past and future winners.
Outstanding Accomplishment awards have been given in the past for leadership, good citizenship, excellence in the performing arts or extracurricular activity, sportsmanship, most improved academically and academic excellence.
The Student of the Month program is a joint venture between the Hamilton-Wenham Rotary Club and the Miles River Middle School. Catherine Frost coordinates this program at the middle school and Tom Ackerman oversees it for Rotary.