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G.R.E.A.T. Award - Victoria Strickland

posted Sep 20, 2016, 8:50 AM by LAVERNE ROME
It is my privilege and honor to nominate a very special Clyattville Elementary School fifth grade student for the Lowndes County Student GREAT Award, says Debra Dart.  Her name is Victoria Strickland.  Victoria is not only a GREAT student, but she is also a GREAT classmate and role model.

As a student, Victoria has a GREAT attitude and work ethic.  It doesn’t matter what comes her way throughout each day because she takes it all with a smile on her face and positive comments pouring from her lips.  Even though there are times when whatever we are learning doesn’t come easily for her, she attacks it without fear and is determined to be successful; whether it’s her first attempt or tenth attempt.  Victoria’s work ethic is second to none.  She is GREAT about getting her homework, classwork, and projects completed on time.  What I truly love is when Victoria reaches the point of success, she is eager to share her new knowledge and skills with those in the class who may still be struggling…just as she once did.  In fact, I may just see the signs of a future GREAT teacher in the works.

Victoria is not only a GREAT role model, but she is the epitome of a PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) student. She is always respectful to others.  Words such as please and thank you, yes ma’am and no ma’am, do you need any help, and I apologize are the rule and not the exception for Victoria.  She is one of the most responsible fifth graders I’ve ever had the pleasure to teach.  Victoria picks up trash off the floor and is always there to help her peers without being asked to do so.  She keeps up with her school work and materials and offers to share whenever someone has lost something or left something at home.  Victoria is also all about being safe at school.  For example, she makes a GREAT student leader for fire drills.  She follows the procedures and rules and encourages her classmates to do the same. She gets the class out of the building safely and to where they’re supposed to be until the drill is over.  It’s a GREAT feeling for me to know I have someone like Victoria in class just in case I’m out and have to have a substitute for the day.

Victoria is a GREAT all around kid.  I love being her teacher and she helps me to have a GREAT day every single day.  I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this GREAT award!  Congratulations Victoria!