4. Student, Employee, and Public Awards and Recognitions
4A. Special Recognition
At this time, we would like to ask Pat Edmonson to step forward for a special recognition... will now read a resolution thanking Ms. Edmonson for her years of dedicated service to the School Board. This resolution will be approved by the Board as part of the consent agenda later this evening...
In addition, we would like to present you with an Education Foundation print — this print was chosen during the year that you joined the Board... many thanks for your dedicated service to the Board and best of luck in the future.
Now, we would like to ask Scott Seery to step forward... I will now read a resolution thanking Mr. Seery for his dedicated service to the School Board. This resolution will be approved by the Board as part of the consent agenda later this evening….. In addition, we would like to present you with an Education Foundation print — this print was also chosen during the year that you joined the Board... many thanks for your dedicated service to the Board and best of luck in the future.
4B. 2010 Gatorade Virginia Football Player of the Year
The School Board is pleased to recognize the 2010 Gatorade Virginia Football Player of the Year.
In its third decade of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, the Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, has selected Demetrious N. of Bayside High School as its 2010-11 Gatorade Virginia Football Player of the Year. Demetrious is the first honoree to have been selected from Bayside High School. This award recognizes athletic excellence, and high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Demetrious was named Virginia’s best high school football player based on his demonstration of athletic and personal excellence.
The 5-foot-10, 170 pound senior cornerback and wide receiver helped lead the Marlins to a 13-1 record and the Group AAA Division 6 semifinals this season. At the time of his selection, Demetrious had hauled in 37 passes for 523 yards and eight touchdowns. He had also returned two punts for touchdowns, averaging 27 yards per return, along with recording three blocked kicks. The Beach District Defensive Player of the Year, Nicholson had recorded 35 tackles — 10 for a loss — two interceptions and 19 pass breakups to lead a defense allowing just 11 points per game. He has been selected to play in the 2011 Under Armour All-American Game.
Demetrious has maintained a 3.51 grade point average in the classroom. He is an active member of the Bayside Minority Achievement Club, has volunteered at Bayside’s freshman orientation, and mentored local youth football teams. He will graduate from Bayside this year.
Please join me in congratulating this outstanding student.
4C. and 4D. Outstanding Attendance & Most Improved Attendance – November, 2010
The School Board is pleased to recognize the schools with the highest attendance rates for the month of November, 2010. Representatives from these schools are invited to come forward as their school’s name is announced.
Glenwood Elementary School, with an attendance rate of 97.13%, is the recipient of the elementary school attendance certificate for November, in addition to receiving the most improved attendance award with an improvement percentage of 0.07%. Accepting Glenwood’s certificates are Assistant Principals Catrina Manigo and Joseph Whiteside. Congratulations to students and staff at Glenwood Elementary School.
Kemps Landing Magnet School, with an attendance rate of 97.69%, earned the middle school attendance certificate for November. Accepting the certificate for Kemps Landing Magnet School is Principal Charles Foster. Congratulations to the students and staff at Kemps Landing Magnet School for their outstanding student attendance.
At the high school level, outstanding attendance for November goes to Tallwood High School with a 95.66% student attendance rate. Accepting Tallwood’s certificate is Principal Dr. Nancy Farrell. Congratulations to Tallwood High School students and staff.
Mr. Chairman, that concludes our scheduled recognitions for this evening.