Students Recognized for Displaying ‘Amazing Acts of Character’
Published by Laurie Pender on October 11, 2017
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Alexis Michael, Aubrey Burnette, and Jada Dockery holding their certificates and trophies for displaying amazing acts of character

Alexis Michael, Aubrey Burnette, and Jada Dockery

The Amazing Acts of Character Recognition Program celebrates Cumberland County Schools’ students who meritoriously display an act of good character that goes above and beyond expected pleasant behavior.  Beginning January 2017, each month, all nominees receive a certificate recognizing their act by the Counselor Coordinator. In addition, a multidisciplinary Central Services Committee may recommend an elementary, middle and/or high school winner to the School Board, and the students are invited to attend the Board of Education meeting.

During the October 10th School Board meeting, three students were introduced to the Board of Education and received a trophy for their amazing act of character.

Jada Dockery, a third grader at Loyd Auman Elementary School (LAES) – According to Jada’s teacher, Tiffany Wallace, the eight-year old’s quick thinking truly helped one of her ill classmates. Wallace said that during station rotation in class, Jada noticed one of her classmates “behaving strangely.” Jada asked him if he felt alright. His reply was “yes” but, a few minutes later he fainted. Immediately, Jada ran to Wallace to tell her about the classmate. Afterward, the student received emergency assistance. “Because Jada cared enough about her classmate and acted quickly, her classmates and I feel she is worthy to receive the Amazing Acts of Character Award,” said Wallace.

Aubrey Burnette, a fifth grader at District 7 Elementary School, and Alexis Michael, a sixth grader at Mac Williams Middle School – Fifth-grade teacher Becky Walker said that Aubrey is known to “take care of all around her.” Recently, sisters, Aubrey and Alexis realized their grandfather was having a heart attack and no other adults were home. Walker said the sisters called 9-1-1, assisted their grandfather through the ordeal by getting him water and aspirin, and kept their siblings calm until the ambulance arrived. “At the hospital, it was determined that he had suffered a major heart attack and that their actions saved his life,” said Walker. “The girls were in a serious and very scary situation in which they needed to be brave and stay calm to save their grandfather’s life. Because of their actions, he is still with us today. Both young ladies have a kind and compassionate heart.”

        
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