"Generous. Kind. A joy to have in class. Cheerful. Trustworthy. Enthusiastic. A student that makes the school a better place. Always gives 100 percent. Friendly. Always reaches out to help others. Gets the job done."
These are the descriptions of the 2017 Chesterfield County Public Schools Students of the Year.
Each year, Chesterfield County Public Schools honors two students from every school for demonstrating citizenship and the school division’s core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and accountability. On April 20, these students will be recognized during a special celebration sponsored by the Midlothian Rotary Club. Families, principals, teachers and others will gather to recognize 130 students as Students of the Year for 2017.
"Some of these students are terrific athletes, gifted musicians, passionate artists, technology wizards, brilliant writers and honor roll students, and we applaud them for these accolades, but that is not what earned these students the prestigious recognition of Student of the Year," said Dr. Javaid Siddiqi, chair of the Chesterfield County School Board. "We are celebrating the excellent choices these students are making in their lives, and we honor their commitment to be the best person possible and exemplify daily the core values of Chesterfield County Public Schools: respect, responsibility, honesty and accountability."
"The Midlothian Rotary Club has been a fantastic, long-standing partner in our efforts to celebrate the good choices these students are making in their lives and to honor their commitment to be the best person possible," said Superintendent Dr. James Lane. "We thank these students for leading by example, for demonstrating to their classmates how to achieve excellence. We also celebrate their hard work, laughter, good manners and determination."
Here are the 2017 Students of the Year for Chesterfield County Public Schools:
Video of the Students of the Year celebration will be shown online at chesterfieldschoolsva.swagit.com and on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon Channel 26 at 7 p.m. April 27 through May 5.
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