"Appreciation can make a day – even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.”Margaret Cousins
Our Recognition celebrates and honors those who exhibit outstanding attitude, great citizenship, a positive level of participation, and demeanor. Through appreciation, we aim to encourage, motivate and inspire all to continue to contribute positively to our campus. Academic or other traditional forms of achievement are not requisites for this award. Students may nominate and recognize a faculty or staff member that has impacted their educational experience.
I want to thank Kurt for his work, attentiveness, creativeness and inquisitiveness during our Fractal and Chaos Theory unit. He always has a well-timed question or an excellent clarification that not only helps me, but benefits other students. And Kurt, you have made history: students in the coming years will be creating your fractal, Kurtinski's Fractal, as they strive to comprehend this new geometry.
Miranda has an amazing positive outlook on life. She has seen much adversity in her short years, yet always manages a smile and still sees the up side. This beautiful person has made a tremendous impact on everyone some comes into contact with.
Brett has a wonderful sense of humor. His front row seat and my extraordinary hearing, allow me many silent chuckles each week. In addition, Brett is a talented student. His dedication to speaking Spanish and his sense of humor make my days more enjoyable.
"Gifted" is a term I reserve for rare students for whom my grading scale just doesn't apply. With a flowing and mesmerizing prose style, Erin is one such student-writer. The maturity and grace of her writing reveals no only a superb command of language, but also and acute awareness of the sometimes familiar, sometimes eccentric subjects of her writing.
Nicholas has shown tremendous composure and maturity in repeated cases of mistaken identity. He is a young man with a well-defined sense of self and the ability to carry himself with dignity through difficult situations.
Laura has a great attitude and her enthusiasm is contagious. I'm not sure if she enjoys Physics, but I enjoy having her in my class. She has a great sense of humor, yet at the same time she is serious about her studies.
Does quick wit and sharp tongue describe Manish? Yes, but so does intelligent, insightful, hard-working and diligent. I appreciate the way he enlivens a potentially mind-numbing class ... Calculus after lunch.
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