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October 2019 Raider Pride Winners Honored
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Thursday, October 31, 2019
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Habersham Ninth Grade Academy students were honored Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at a Raider Pride Luncheon, held in the school Media Center. Dr. Connie Franklin, NGA principal, along with NGA Language Arts teachers, welcomed the students, and many parents, to a regular monthly tradition of honoring students, and staff members, for their good character, work ethics, and respectful citizenship in the classroom and throughout the school. Dr. Franklin noted in her greeting to the parents and students, “We tend to hear a lot about recognition for the athletic ability, academics, musical ability, beauty, etc. But for some reason we don’t hear as much about character awards. Today we are here to recognize these students for their outstanding character traits.”

The staff member honored with the Raider Pride award was nominated by their fellow teachers and staff in written comments. Students (and staff) were chosen by their teachers for the Raider Pride Award based on the following criteria:

·      Helping others

·      School pride

·      Hard work in the classroom

·      Determination

·      Showing respect

·      Working hard on after-school programs and projects

·      Positive attitude toward others

As each student received their certificate and t-shirt, Mrs. Thompson read the comments each recommending teacher had written about the students. These comments were then given to the student as a keepsake. At the close of the ceremony, Dr. Franklin thanked everyone for coming and commended the parents by saying, “We know this doesn’t just happen on its own, so parents, today we recognize you for teaching these positive traits to your children, our students.” 

Receiving the Raider Pride Awards were (pictured Back Row L-R): Jovany Paramo, Helena Wallace (Staff Support), Bryan Torres.  Seated (Front Row L_R) were Rachel Smith, Katelyn Mills, and Ramona Santaclara-Perez.  The NGA faculty and staff extend congratulations to all these fine recipients of the Raider Pride award for October 2019!

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