Each month a committee of MHS teachers (the “Culture Club”) come together to sort through nominations and select a student of the month. Students who are selected are chosen for their contribution to the school, their academic performance and growth, and their citizenship. The SOM assemblies, as they are called, are a highlight of the month for us and a chance to recognize not only that Month’s students but also the contributions made by many in our Messalonskee school community.
On April 29th we were pleased to honor another wonderful group of students at our monthly SOM assembly in the PAC. This Month the group was larger than normal, as one of the awardees from March was out sick and was recognized with the April students.
Markiana, Alexis, Zach, Patrick and Brandon were honored as their efforts at MHS have come to Epitomize how students can broadly impact their school in so many different ways. In addition to the pin, certificate, shirt and extreme honor of the award, the Senior SOM will be given the closest parking spot at Messalonskee for the duration of the following month (May).
In addition to our student awards, we was pleased to honor Dr. Andy Cook, Messalonskee volunteer and RSU18 school board member, who was awarded the Governor’s service pin and certificate for over 300 hours of community service tutoring students at MHS. Dr. Cook’s efforts have been a great example for all of us (students and adults alike), of how adults can give back to their community’s schools by volunteering.