The Superintendent’s Student of the Month is Mason Hill, a junior at Herschel V. Jenkins High School. He was selected for his solid academic performance, leadership skills, and community service.
Mason has an 88 grade point average. His teacher, Marc Boese states, “Many of the awards Mason has received have the word leadership in them. I think this word exemplifies Mason Hill.” Teacher Elizabeth Henderson concurs, “Mason is an excellent role model for the other students in his classes. He takes responsibility for completing assignments thoroughly and reminds others to do likewise. His peers note his behavior in the classroom and attempt to emulate his adherence to rules and guidelines. Mason has a contagious thirst for knowledge in his quest for success.”
Mason’s many accomplishments include the Excellent Leadership Award, Teacher’s Choice Award for Math II, Coaches’Award for football and basketball, First Team All- Region Basketball, and Second Team All-Region Football.
He is active in numerous school activities, including the Warrior Student Council, the Sons of Sophistication, the Key Club, football, basketball, and track. He is also involved in the Student Leadership Program. Active in the community as well, he has volunteered at homeless shelters, the food bank, and beach clean-ups.
When asked what motivates him to strive for academic success, Mason replied, “I know that I will not get far unless I continue to make good grades. I want to attend college and be successful. So, I try to do my best every day and in every class at school.”
The Superintendent’s Student of the Month program recognizes individual students who have excelled in the area of academics, leadership, and community service.
Mason Hill was recognized by Superintendent, Thomas B. Lockamy Jr., Ed.D., at the regular board meeting on April 6, 2011. He was presented with an award plaque and a $100 savings bond.