Congratulation to this year’s Doyle Kersey Citizen of the Year Award recipients Joey Reback (7th grade) and James Tindle (5th grade).
As Student Council Vice President, Joey is a quiet leader. However, this year he took on a more visible leadership role by coordinating and running the Chili Cook-Off to raise funds for Student Council activities. Teachers note that Joey is always kind, helpful, and hard-working. He is engaged in classroom lessons and contributes in many ways to discussions and activities. Ms. Blake says of Joey, “You can count on him no matter what to always do the right thing. He works hard and is just an all-around good person and good citizen.” Mr. Kersey describes him as “a resolute young man who puts his dreams and initiatives into action without calling attention to himself – a mark of a true leader!”
James was named for this award as he is polite, kind, generous, and selfless. Every day he goes out of his way to greet others and lend a helping hand. His 5th grade class discussed the qualities they value in a leader, some of the answers were: honesty, intelligence, kindness, prudence, courage, and wisdom. Thus James was elected by his classmates as the student council representative to lead his class. This young man exemplifies our school motto and what it means to be an ambassador of our school.
Joey and James were presented with this award by alumna Liana James whom was a member of BCD’s first Middle School graduating class in 2001 and was also a recipient of this award.