WILMINGTON — Wilmington Middle School recognized students of the month and students who achieved perfect attendance during its recent Success Assemblies.
Also on hand was clinical psychologist and guest speaker Dr. William Kennedy of Wilmington, who spoke with the students about the importance of seeking wise people, which was also the theme for the Peace Builders November campaign.
Kennedy spoke candidly with students regarding the adversity he encountered in life as young person and later in life as an adult and how certain people he met along the way were wise people. People who mentored him, supported him and helped him to find the direction he would take in life, as well as his coaches, teachers and parents of his friends.
Kennedy also shared with students that how old a person is has no relationship to how wise he or she might be. He encouraged students to surround themselves with wise people and told students that, “the best way to find what you’re looking is to become that person.”
The assembly also celebrated the 330 students who have earned perfect attendance through the month of October, which is equivalent to 46 percent of the student population. Two students from each grade level are randomly selected to receive “Hurricane Everyday” t-shirts. Sixth-graders Lexie McKee-Cole and Drake Cole, seventh-graders Savannah Cox and Joe Marsh, and eighth-graders Kylie Brewer and Gehrig Huber were the lucky winners.
The following Students of the Month were also recognized for being good citizens and for going above and beyond:
Sixth Grade: Zainne Cowin, Mercedes Gonzales, Jada Holley, Audrey Massie, Devyn Mitchell, Brenten Nielson, Allison Pagett, and Cameron Young.
Seventh Grade: Cameron Foster, T.J. Killen, Makenna Kinsey, Jaysun Mountjoy, Erin Presten, and Elise Snarr.
Eighth Grade: Petra Bray, Zach Davis, Abby Korvacs, Corey Mountjoy, Jack Murphy, Haley Reynolds, Bryden Rhoades, Hailey Schroeder, Emily Snell, Ellie Wilson.
Unified Arts: Tahlia Brewer, Ellie Wilson.
Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.