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School Board Recognitions
December 20, 2016

6. Student, Employee and Public Awards and Recognitions
6A. ACT Perfect Score Honoree

Our first recognition this evening is for a student who achieved a perfect composite score on the A-C-T college admissions exam. Please welcome Ocean Lakes High School senior Nathan Luksik.

Nathan—and his family I might add—should be very proud. According to the A-C-T, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of the nation’s 1.8 million-plus students who take the A-C-T each year earn this perfect score. This was not a fluke either. Nathan worked for it. This is the second time that he has taken the exam. Last April, his score was 34 out of a possible perfect 36.

Nathan is enrolled in the Math and Science Academy at Ocean Lakes and after high school he plans to attend college where he will pursue a double major in computer engineering and economics with a concentration in finance.

We have no doubt that will you succeed, Nathan. Congratulations on your notable achievement!

6B. Recognize Service for Members Departing the Board Dec. 31, 2016
The school board would like to take a few moments to recognize members of the Board who will complete their terms of service at the end of this month.
I’d like to ask the following Board members to step to the front of the dais please:

  • Elizabeth Taylor – who has served as an At-Large member since January of 2013; and
  • Leonard Tengco – who has served the Centerville district, also since January 2013.

It is an honor and privilege to thank these dedicated leaders. They have admirably represented the families and staff of our schools; making difficult decisions based on what they truly believed was in the best interest of children.

As a former teacher, principal and administrator in our schools, Mrs. Taylor brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Board.

Mr. Tengco, a graduate of Virginia Beach schools, was often able to reflect on his own experiences in the classroom when considering how best to move this division forward.

Both of them have served on regional and local committees and were outstanding advocates and ambassadors for our schools.

Later this evening, a resolution honoring each of these exceptional members of the School Board will be approved as part of the consent agenda. It reads:

Whereas, the direction of public education is of paramount importance to the quality of life in the City of Virginia Beach and the children and young adults are the City’s most vital resource; and
Whereas, the importance of excellence in education is affirmed by the School Board of the City of Virginia Beach; and
Whereas, their participation has enhanced the School Board’s efforts, in partnership with the entire community, to empower every student to become a life-long learner who is a responsible, productive and engaged citizen within the global community.
Now, therefore, be it
Resolved: That the School Board of the City of Virginia Beach commends and extends its grateful appreciation to these Board members for a job well done, and be it
Further Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be spread across the official minutes of this Board; and be it
Finally Resolved: That the original resolutions be presented to the departing Board members.

Again, we thank you all for your many years of service.

As a token of our appreciation, please accept a copy of the 2016 Virginia Beach Education Foundation commemorative print. We hope it will serve as a reminder of your time on the Board and the many roads we paved to improve public education for the children of Virginia Beach.

Please join me in a round of applause to thank these departing Board members.

That concludes the scheduled recognitions for this evening, Mr. Chairman.

Last Modified on Friday, January 20, 2017