Dan McCarty Students Win First Place at 2015 District History Fair Competition

Dan McCarty Students Win First Place at 2015 District History Fair Competition

The top prize in the Group Website category went to Dan McCarty students, Tiferne Jean, Jr., Jesus Hurtado, and Hakeem Jean-Baptiste for their excellent interpretation of George Washington’s “Leadership and Legacy,” hence, this year’s National History Day (NHD) theme.   NHD makes history come alive for students by engaging them in the discovery of the historical, cultural, and social experiences of the past. The students tackled the task of selecting a historical figure that demonstrated great leadership and left a profound legacy. As a group they selected one of our Founding Fathers and the first President our country, George Washington.

This was an unforgettable experience for the young men and a remarkable accomplishment. The teachers and staff at Dan McCarty are overwhelmed with pride and contentment for this outstanding achievement for the three Mighty Eagles. Best wishes to the young men as they head to Tallahassee, Florida to  the State History Fair from May 3-5, 2015 to compete for another big win.HF2015Winners

STAR Award Recipient for March

STAR Award Recipient for March

Mr. Garry Athill, Plant Manager of Lakewood Park Elementary School, was presented the STAR (Special Thanks And Recognition) Award at the school board meeting on March 10, 2015. You know there is nothing like having someone you can depend on when you need them most. Someone that is able to show up, get the job done on time, and above expectations. As per Principal Dianne Young, this describes Mr. Garry Athill. Garry was nominated for his organization of school maintenance staff, as well as district maintenance, and contractors that has improved the overall appearance of the school. He has helped to build a spirit of pride at Lakewood Park Elementary School.

Pictured are, Rose Abbuhl, Michelle Jerger, Dr. Donna Mills, Garry Athill, Genelle Yost, Dianne Young, and Tammy Smith.