Seven JDHS students were honored on Feb. 19 for their contributions to improving the school. Assistant Principal Kristy Germain welcomed them and their parents with remarks explaining the importance of Homecoming and Spirit Week. She acknowledged each of the seven students’ actions similarly make JDHS a better school. She then awarded each student a special Student Recognition pin, a certificate, and a letter of congratulations from Juneau’s legislative delegation. The students, their parents, and the teachers who nominated them then enjoyed lunch provided by the JDHS Parent Group.
Sophomore Harrison Bibb was nominated by Gaye Willis of the Attendance Office.
Willis said of Bibb, “Harrison Bibb is my aide in the attendance office during sixth period. He has been a great help in delivering passes and finishing the filing each day. As the aide for the last period, Harrison has the assignment to prepare the office for the next day. He does a great job preparing the logs, updating the daily schedule and wiping down the counters. Harrison is an exceptionally polite young man. He is a pleasant co-worker, who is willing to do any task I ask of him. Only students who are deemed trustworthy are allowed to work in the attendance office. It is credit that he was approved by the administration as one who is trustworthy and can keep confidence. Harrison is a diligent student, who uses downtime to study. I really appreciate all Harrison does to make the Attendance Office run smoothly. Thank you, Harrison!”
Another sophomore, Jasmine Stanturf, was nominated by French teacher Virginie Duverger.
Duverger wrote, “I am pleased to nominate Jasmine Stanturf for our February 2014 Student Recognition Award. Jasmine was struggling in French I last semester, but after much effort and determination, she is doing very impressive work in French class! I am pleased to say that Jasmine is THE French I student who has made the most significant progress in class over the last few months. Her verbal skills are strong, showing a nice flow of the French speech with a natural French pronunciation, as well as demonstrating a good command of her written skills. Jasmine completed a beautiful letter in the target language to a French pen-pal, applying what she learned in class to a real-life situation with very little help from the classroom teacher. She worked diligently by herself or in a cohesive manner within a small group of students. The end result was astounding. I am delighted with Jasmine’s progress in French; verbal and written. Kudos to you!”
Tanya Moser, advisor to the Student Council, nominated Junior Johnny Elliott and senior Ruby Steedle.
Of them, Moser wrote, “Ruby and Johnny are so reliable and follow through on their responsibilities for Student Council. Together they keep us all on track and moving in the right direction. Thank you!”
Jerry Donn Hudson, a senior, was nominated by English teacher Michaela Moore.
She wrote, “I have only met JD at the beginning of this semester, but in the short time I have known him, I so appreciate his positive attitude and his energetic spirit. He is serious about learning and improving in my class and that makes him such a joy to see and teach. He is supportive of my efforts and is grateful for all that I, as a teacher, have to share. He is a mature example for all his peers in my classroom and enthusiastically applies the skills of learning from my class into all his work. I have no doubt that the future holds great things for JD. I am blessed indeed to be able to teach this young man.”
Jade Lott, a freshman, was nominated by Barbara Bonner in the CHOICE Program.
She wrote, “Jade Lott is a hardworking freshman in the CHOICE program. Conscientious about her academics, she is a fine role model for her peers, among whom she is well-liked. Jade participates in a busy cheerleading schedule, maintains an A average, and is unfailingly cheerful and friendly.”
Bonner and the CHOICE program also nominated freshman Karl Tagaban.
Bonner wrote, “Karl Tagaban is the epitome of the dedicated student. Focused and on task, he excels in all of his classes. His grades are particularly impressive because Karl goes above and beyond — this is his freshman year and he has taken zero- and seventh-hour classes both first and second semester. In addition to his exemplary academic performance, Karl is just plain a fine human being, well-liked and respected by classmates and teachers alike.”
JDHS offers congratulations to this month’s honorees.