Aptakisic Tripp Community Consolidated School District 102 issued the following announcement on May 21.
Congratulations to the eighth graders who truly exemplify our D102 Portrait of a Graduate. Recipients include Fallon Nugent (Bob Basofin Award), Avi Sward (Doug Parks Award), and Danny Zhang (Bob Basofin Award).
“Fallon Nugent is one of the finest young ladies we have ever had as a student. All around nice, fair and consistent in all arenas. She can work with any mix of peers and brings out the best in them. Fallon works hard to accomplish her goals and never gives up. She checks and rechecks her work, and stays true to her high values regardless of peer pressure. She is honest, selfless and truly makes the world a better place. If something is challenging to her, she doesn’t get discouraged but is always willing to put in the time and effort to improve. She also has a good sense of humor and is a positive member of the class. She’s been a pleasure to teach. Fallon is a kind, responsible, hard working young lady who is actively involved in many aspects of AJHS both academically and socially. She is a leader inside the classroom due to her active participation and collaboration on a consistent basis. Fallon takes the lead and is a great role model during Cheerleading and Poms. She is an all around great person, and she is deserving of all accolades.”
“Avi Sward starts every day with a smile. His quick wit and sense of humor are always welcome in any classroom. His ability to reason and grasp abstract concepts is way beyond his years. These character traits, combined with his easy-going personality make him a pleasure to be around. He is truly an exemplary member of our AJHS community. Avi is mature, innovative and pursues his interests to satisfy his own curiosity as well as making himself well rounded. He has good values, knows how to have fun and how to work hard. He is responsible, has high standards for behavior and education. He is a person that others can always depend on. Avi is a down-to-earth student who really cares about details. He’s diligent in his work and thoughtful in his interactions with others. He asks good questions and makes connections between school and life. He always has a positive demeanor, is interested in learning and engaging in his classes. He is polite and respectful to all he encounters. Avi exemplifies the district’s universal values of integrity: trustworthy, honest, respectful, driven, and independent. He always puts forth his best effort and responds to advice for improvement, he is proactive in seeking assistance when needed and is a dependable student that teachers can rely on to help others.”
“Danny Zhang has a zest for learning and is driven to achieve at high levels. Danny takes his learning seriously and takes initiative to accomplish all assignments given. He does not follow the crowd but stays true to himself. Danny is a respectful, hardworking, detail-oriented, thoughtful young man. He is always prepared to provide insightful contributions to oral discussions as well as his written work. He takes tremendous pride in being a student. Danny is self-motivated and intelligent. He is always prepared for class and likes to engage in discussions covering the course content. Danny puts forth his best effort and demonstrates outstanding skills in his academic classes. It is fun and entertaining to be a teacher of Danny’s because of his wit and desire to debate. Danny truly exemplifies our D102 Portrait of a Graduate.”
Details about the awards:
Bob Basofin Award
Each year, two students, one boy, and one girl are selected by the 8th-grade teachers for their commitment to service, community involvement, and leadership. Often times, these are students who do well academically, as well as help out with school, community or PTO events. Each recipient of this award will receive $50 in honor of Bob Basofin, who was a leader in District 102. This year, the 8th-grade teachers have selected Fallon Nugent and Danny Zhang to each receive this award.
Douglas Parks Award
This award is presented each year to one outstanding 8th-grade student who the teachers feel exemplify our Universal Values of Integrity. They are Loyalty, Pursuit of Excellence, Citizenship, Caring, Respect, Trustworthiness, Fairness, Honesty and Accountability. Dr. Parks hoped that the students of District 102 would consistently model these values. The recipient of the Douglas Parks award receives a $100. We are honored to announce Avi Sward as this year’s recipient.
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Source: Aptakisic Tripp Community Consolidated School District 102