Six Juneau-Douglas High School students were given Student Recognition awards for the month of December at a ceremony Wednesday at the school library.
State Sen. Kim Elton of Juneau was the guest speaker, and presented each student with their award certificate.
The Student Recognition program, in its 12th year, rewards the hard work and effort of students that might not be honored otherwise.
JDHS teachers and staff nominate students for the monthly awards. At the end of the school year, the University of Alaska Southeast awards a scholarship to one of the monthly winners.
December's Student Recognition award recipients are:
Sarah Elliott, sophomore. Nominated by Lynn Meyers and Pat Spence, French. Elliott was recognized for her assistance preparing for the fall World Language Festival at JDHS. She used papier mch and paint to refurbish a giant dragon used for the Mardi Gras Parade.
Brenna Hall, senior. Nominated by Mary Robidoux, attendance office. Hall received the award for her exceptional skills interacting with students, parents and staff while working, ability to work independently and ability to quickly grasp new concepts.
Mackenzie Judson, sophomore. Nominated by Mary Robidoux, attendance office. Judson was honored for working well with students, parents and staff and for taking her duties while working in the office very seriously.
Andrew Pendleton, sophomore. Nominated by Lynn Meyers and Pat Spence, French. Pendleton received the award for his dedication to the French Club during the fall and his willingness to speak French. He also contributed to preparations for the World Language Festival.
Kelly Ryan, junior. Nominated by Karen Klein and John Anderson, English and science. Ryan was recognized in English for working hard to improve her grades and making meaningful contributions to class discussions. In science, she was honored for her improvement, enthusiasm and work ethic.
Kristena Willard, sophomore. Nominated by Monica Budac, science. Willard was recognized for her impressive academic turnaround over the grading period and for quietly working to help her classmates whenever the opportunity arises.