The penultimate award given during the Academic Awards Night is the PTO Student Recognition award.
The purpose of this award is to recognize two deserving seniors (one male, one female) who exhibit the qualities we value and encourage in our young people:
- Kindness, respect, and tolerance for self, others and the environment
- Good judgment and decision making
- High ethical standards and character
- Courage to overcome obstacles
- Good citizenship
- Dependability and helpfulness
Here is what was said about this year’s recipients:
The first recipient of this year’s PTO Recognition Award has aspired to be a leader at Wheatley since 8th Grade. He was confident that he could be a positive voice for change and when given the chance to serve as Class President he exemplified the characteristics of a leader with great enthusiasm and commitment. His dedication is as honorable as his character.
Academically, he has found great success through his ability to forge strong relationships with his teachers and classmates. He has a fierce resolve to constantly improve and develop while facing every challenge head-on. A gifted athlete, he has dedicated himself to conditioning and strengthening his skills as a runner and serves as Captain of both our Varsity Cross Country and Spring Track teams. He is a great representation of all the good that Wheatley has to offer.
Please join me in congratulating Dillon Hanel as a recipient of the PTO Recognition Award.
This young lady is also an ideal recipient for the PTO Recognition award; an award that seeks to recognize students who possess high ethical standards, good judgment and impeccable character.
In addition to her outstanding academic transcript, she dances, plays the piano, writes articles to inform her peers of important issues and connects with teachers who relish her contributions in class – in other words, she delights all. On a more serious note, she has volunteered at the Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect where she has served as an Event Planner. She has done all of these things with a modesty and grace that is remarkable.
The Wheatley community will sorely miss all the little things she has done for our school but wish her a tremendous amount of luck as she prepares to begin her college education on a campus filled with future business leaders of the world.
Please join me in congratulating Elizabeth Quinn as a recipient of the PTO Recognition award.