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CONNOR BASINGER AWARDED THE FRANKLIN B. WALTER SCHOLARSHIP
Miamisburg High School senior Connor Basinger was awarded the Franklin B. Walter Scholarship. The award was presented from the Montgomery County Educational Service Center Thursday, March 5th at a luncheon on the UD Campus. The stipend is to be used to defray cost for books, fees and other college related expenses for the 2014-15 school year.
Dr. Franklin B. Walter was the superintendent of Ohio schools and he stressed the importance of scholarship, integrity and involvement. School officials were asked to recommend students who were honest; respectful of others; involved in school/church/community/work activities; and displayed a strong work ethic toward his/her studies. Connor qualified in all categories! Upon learning that he had been chosen, Connor was asked to choose a "teacher of influence", who would also be honored. Connor chose retired science teacher Wayne King.
Connor's university choices currently include Maryland, MIT, University of Chicago and Ohio State. He plans to major in physics. Congratulations to Connor Basinger and Wayne King. (pictured Dr. David Vail, Connor Basinger and Wayne King)
KAMRYN BROOKS IS THE FEBRUARY DISTRICT STUDENT OF THE MONTH
The February District Student of the Month is Mark Twain Elementary School fifth-grader Kamryn Brooks. This month's feature 40 Asset was #34 Cultural Competence - young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural/racial/ethnic backgrounds. Kamryn was nominated by Mark Twain teachers Brandi Henry, Ginny Eaton and Patti DeMott. They wrote about why Kamryn was chosen.
"Cultural Competence involves the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. It is knowing and understanding the community you live in, understanding all people have a unique world view, and being alert to the ways cultures affect who we are as individuals. A fifth grade student at Mark Twain Elementary exemplifies all these attributes and more. It is our extreme pleasure to nominate Kamryn Brooks for February’s Asset, Cultural Competence.
Throughout the year in social studies we have been exploring different cultures within the Indian Civilizations as well as regions in the Western Hemisphere. We have researched, written about, developed projects, and given speeches about multiple cultures. During our studies, Kamryn has given extreme effort and energy toward each and every learning opportunity. She demonstrated detailed, thorough research on these studies of different cultures and completed extra credit projects demonstrating her desire to further research various cultures both past and present. Her enthusiasm was contagious, inspiring other students to do their own detailed research and teaching other students the valuable lessons she learned. Kamryn recognizes that people from different ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds can learn so much from one another.
Above all else, Kamryn demonstrates that being culturally competent means that everyone is treated with respect, tolerance, and equality. This is modeled in the role she plays for Mark Twain’s student council. Kamryn effectively interacts with all students, from all types of cultures and socio-economic backgrounds, when problem solving, promoting school spirit, building partnerships between the school and our community, creating motivation for academic excellence, promoting leadership abilities, fund raising, collecting canned foods for the needy families in our community, and participating in the Pennies for Patients program. Most importantly, Kamryn effectively promotes diversity through building awareness, respect, and value for all individuals.
Kamryn wants to be a teacher when she grows up. The respect she has for all individuals is a huge asset she will bring to her own classroom one day".
Other building Students of the Month are scrolling at the bottom of this page. Congratulations to Kamryn and ALL of our Students of the Month!
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MIAMISBURG EMPLOYEES "MAKE A DIFFERENCE"!
The Miamisburg City School District has an excellent staff. We want to recognize our staff's everyday accomplishments. At the end of last school year, the new "Making A Difference" program was implemented. Employees nominate a staff member who exemplify 40 Assets by supporting the healthy development of our students or a staff member who demonstrates Best Practices. Selected staff members are recognized at a board meeting, on this website or in the Viking Voice. Throughout this school year, our community will be able to read about some of the things our staff do to "Make A Difference".
Congratulations to our most recent "Making A Difference" winner, Cathy Gilkison (Attendance Officer) pictured with Dr. David Vail.