The Superintendent’s Student of the Month is Patrice Ellison, a senior at the School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High School. Patrice was selected for her outstanding academic achievement, leadership, community service, and her talent in the arts.
An honor student with a 93 GPA, Patrice has maintained high grades throughout her high school career. In addition to her classroom achievements, Patrice is known for her leadership, character, and integrity. Her achievements include past recipient of Governor’s Honors in European History, president of Jobs for Georgia Graduates, captain of the cheerleading squad, member of the National Honor Society, and she has been honored by the local Exchange Club. `Patrice is also a member of her school’s art club. Recently, one of her works, a cartoon illustration, was exhibited at Savannah’s S.P.A.C.E. Gallery.
According to her teacher, James Powell, “Patrice is a trailblazer, one of the best students I have taught. She is always helping classmates with cheerleading, dancing, and their studies.”
When asked what motivates her to strive for academic success, Patrice replied, “My parents taught me to work hard and believe in myself.” After completing high school, Patrice plans to attend Georgia Southern University and major in nursing. The Superintendent’s Student of the Month program recognizes individual students who have excelled in the area of academics, leadership, and community service. Patrice Ellison was recognized by Superintendent, Thomas B. Lockamy Jr., Ed.D. at the regular board meeting held March 2, 2011. She was presented with an award plaque and a $100 savings bond.