The Savannah Chatham County Public School System honored two students at this month’s board meeting for the Superintendent’s Student of the Month. Miah Jones, a senior at the School of Liberal Arts at Savannah High, was selected for August 2016. Shylaci Sistrunk, an eighth grader at DeRenne Middle, was chosen for September 2016. Both students were chosen for their leadership skills and academic achievement. The Superintendent’s Student of the Month program recognizes individual students who have excelled in the area of academics, leadership, and community service.
Miah has aspirations to complete college and pursue a career in fo- rensic sciences. She participated in the Armstrong engineering challenge, helps in the food ministry at her local church, contributed to community service projects through the marching band, and volunteered with Delta Solutions through the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. With a 94 cumulative GPA, Miah works extremely hard to accomplish her goals in school and out of school. While participating in band, FBLA, FCCLA, and other activities in the school and community, she continues to maintain a high GPA average in her classes. She has been described as is superb student who exhibits all of the great qualities of a successful young lady.
Shylaci Sistrunk has excelled greatly throughout her tenure at DeRenne. She’s been considered “most improved” in and out of the classroom. Not only is she a member of the Savannah Youth Council, but she is a part of Superintendent Richard Woods’ 2016 – 2017 Student Advisory Council. Shylaci also has a role as a Peer Mediator and received a Good Citizenship Award. Her teachers described her as a well-rounded student that continues to demonstrate academic and personal growth. She says because failure is not acceptable and the words “I can’t” are not part of her vocabulary. Congratulations to Miah Jones and Shylaci Sistrunk, their families, and the faculty and staff of the School of Liberal Arts at Savannah High and DeRenne Middle School!