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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Student of the Year 2010

One of the events I most look forward to attending every year is the "Student of the Year" award ceremony.

This year, the event was held at 6PM on Thursday, April, 22nd at N.B. Cook Elementary School of the arts.

Dozens of students were recognized for outstanding achievements despite tremendous personal obstacles.

These students are not necessarily the ones with the highest Grade Point Averages or the ones who are the most popular--but these are the students who have done the most and achieved the most with all of their hardships/ circumstances taken into account.

Some of the issues faced by these students include the following:

Brain Cancer, loss of parent (s), death of siblings, tremendous physical handicap, autism, learning disability, and physical deformity.

Seeing what these children have been able to overcome should give us pause to be thankful for the blessings we all have in our own lives.

I am extremely thankful to the sponsors of this event:

Escambia County Council of PTAs and PTSAs

Baptist Hospital

Escambia County Public Schools Foundation

Stone's Studio

Winn Dixie


Plant and Flower Boutique

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