Kenyatta Lowe, a senior at Groves High School, is the Superintendent’s Student of the Month for December 2009.
Kenyatta was chosen for her academic record, artistic talents, and strength of character.
A member of the of the National Art Honor Society, she has received Honors English 10th Grade Award, Drawing 1 Award 2009, Academic Award for Tennis, #1 Female Doubles Tennis Award, and numerous PTA Reflections Awards from 2008-2009.
Her English teacher Tracy Saunders says, “…after the Dixie Crystal Refinery Explosion, I was amazed and humbled as I watched her grieve over her mother’s injuries and eventual death, push herself to work harder in school, and take care of her sister.”
When asked what motivates her to strive for academic excellence, Kenyatta replied, “Knowing that my mother is smiling down on me is what keeps me going.”
Principal Linda Olson states, “Kenyatta has earned the respect of her teachers and peers alike. She is a joy to have in the classroom. She believes in giving 110 % in all that she does, so this is just one more accolade to honor her efforts.”
Upon completing her high school graduation requirements Kenyatta plans to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design and major in animation.
The Superintendent’s Student of the Month program recognizes individual students at the monthly board meetings who have excelled in the area of academics, leadership, and community service.
Kenyatta was recognized by Dr. Lockamy and presented with an award plaque and a $100 savings bond at the regular board meeting on Wednesday, January 13, 2010.