• Jacket Pride

     

    College and Career Readiness is a term we as educators hear often.  Our goal at McCants is to be certain our students are ready academically for high school and higher education.   But, we also have another major goal.  That goal is to help our students be employable.  Today’s employers value not only academics, but they also value skills that allow their employees to work well with others.  These are referred to as soft skills.  

     

    At this time, we would like to recognize the following students for their outstanding performance in these areas.  These students will receive a certificate and a gift card for a free sub at Jimmy Johns!  We'd like to thank Jimmy John's for partnering with us!

     


    8TH GRADE

     

    The Jacket Character Award:  This award is presented to two students who have exhibited excellent character and values.

     

    • Character is what you truly are when no one is looking.   This young woman has been an outstanding example all 3 years at McCants. She is liked and well respected by all her classmates and teachers and they can depend on her to do the right thing.  She holds herself to high standards and truly is a lady of excellent character. The winner of this award is Dajah Williams.

    • This student exemplifies character. He displays the same model behavior in the classroom and out. His personality draws others in, and he is never without a smile.  He possesses a strong work ethic to accompany is kind disposition. He is eager to help others, polite to faculty and staff, and overall, a joy to teach. Congratulations to our Jacket Character award winner, Bradley Galloway.

     

    The Emily Post Award:  This award is presented to the two most well-mannered students in the grade level.

     

    • German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ( pronounced Gur-tuh) said " Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go".  This person chosen for the Emily Post award has both good  manners and plenty of friends. If Goethe was right, this young lady will go a lot of places in her lifetime, and she will always gain more friends due to the respectful attitude she exhibits towards others.  Because she is always polite and respectful to those around her, it is my honor to announce Kamara Navarro as this  nine weeks winner of the Emily Post Award.

    • This young man is well-mannered in any school setting - in the classroom, hallway,  during lunch and after school activities. He is always very respectful to his peers and teachers.   He is polite, considerate and courteous as well. This young man has all of the qualities that represent the characteristics of   someone who is well deserving of the Emily Post Award. Congratulations to Aiden Byce.

     

    The Team Player Award:  This award is given to the two students who exhibit cooperative spirits and excellent collaboration skills.

     

    • It is said that “A chain is only as strong as its’ weakest link”  This young lady knows the importance of raising the performance of everyone around her.  She shows her ability to work in a team setting both in the classroom and on the basketball court.  She routinely demonstrates her leadership skills when collaborating with others. She can be counted on to take charge of the group and focus their efforts on the task at hand.  All her classmates trust her to carry the load and help them accomplish the goal. This Team Player Award goes to Reese Rhodes.

    • This student is a team-player in every aspect. He never puts himself first, as he is always willing to offer a hand to others. He is eager and prepared for class, and he ensures that his work is completed well and on time. He is well liked by his peers because of his kind nature. He is willing to go the extra mile to help anyone in need. Congratulations to our Team Player award winner, Tye Moorhead.

     

    The Winston Churchill Award:  This award is presented to two students who show determination and perseverance.   Winston Churchill’s quote, “Never, never, never give up,” certainly applies to these young people.

     

    • This hard-working young lady makes school a priority. She is a determined student who maintains a good line of communication with her teachers.   She is always enthusiastic about learning and perseveres even when the tasks are challenging. Congratulations to Daria Albert for her determination and resilience in the classroom.

    • This student embodies Winston Churchill’s quote and never gives up. He works hard on the classroom, and he is a champion of his friends and classmates as well. He is an all-around great student whose motivation and determination will ensure him much success in life. This student enjoys coming to school each day, and it is contagious. Congratulations to our Winston Churchill award winner, TJ Williams.


    The Outstanding Communicator Award:  This award is presented to two students who communicate well and with ease.  They take time to build relationships with others, know what they are talking about, listen more than they speak, and really focus on what the other person is saying.

      

    • Bridget speaks with ease, but knows when to listen. She regularly greets eighth grade teachers and takes time to build relationships through daily conversations. She works well with others and rarely complains. She recognizes other points of view but is able to defend her own. She maintains a positive attitude and is a pleasure to teach. This Outstanding Communicator Award goes to Bridget Berry.

    • This young man is an excellent communicator.  He articulates his ideas well and with purpose. He expresses himself with confidence to his peers and teachers. He demonstrates the ability to listen as well as speak. He is a leader in classroom discussion, asking insightful questions that contribute to instruction. He demonstrates critical thinking in his responses and the connections he makes during class.  The Outstanding Communicator Award goes to Dominique Plumer.

     

    Best All-Around Jacket: This award is presented to two students who are well-rounded in academics, athletics, arts, and citizenship. These students have positive attitudes and are leaders amongst their peers.

     

    • This student is very deserving of the Best All-Around Jacket Award and encompasses everything an all-around student should; she is an excellent student, a hard worker, a good friend to her peers, and a talented young lady.  She is a quiet leader, one who will step up and add to a discussion with great insight and maturity. She has many talents that she displays without calling attention to herself. Her academic strengths, her many talents, and her ability to work well with her peers combine to make her an exemplary student and a well-rounded individual.  She is a joy to teach and her teachers have enjoyed watching her grow throughout the school year. This quarters Best All-Around Jacket is Tatiana Brown.


    • The Best All-Around Hornet is a student who is well-rounded in academics, athletics, arts, and citizenship. This describes the next person perfectly.  This delightful young man is a student who always strives to do his best on any assignment or task given to him. Not only is he a hard worker, but he is always eager to participate in class discussions.  He is always willing to help his peers. He has a smile for all he meets. Polite, creative, and always doing his best truly makes Wells McDougald one of the Best All-Around Jackets.

    7TH GRADE

     

    The Jacket Character Award:  This award is presented to two students who have exhibited excellent character and values.

     

    • Tula Bikas

      We are all very proud of Tula.  She has continued to exemplify the character, behavior and work ethic that have earned her this prominent award.  She is always quick to help others, and has proven to be a reliable and hardworking member of our McCants Family. Regardless if it is helping another student with their work in homeroom, or walking a new student around the school for the first time, she can always be counting on to make the best decisions. Tula continues to exemplify the true meaning of integrity with her daily actions.  She strives for excellence in everything she does, and is willing to work together with others to help ensure the success of the group. Great Job Tula, we all look forward to watching you flourish in the years to come.

    • Alex Fridley

      This young man demonstrates the ideal qualities we look for in a McCants Yellow Jacket- Respectful, Responsible, and Ready. He is always willing to help his teachers and classmates and gives 100% in everything he does. Congratulations Alex Fridley on winning the Jacket Character Award.

     

    The Emily Post Award:  This award is presented to the two most well-mannered students in the grade level.

     

    • Rodman Foster

      This young man is kind, polite and is respectful to both his fellow classmates and teachers. He always responds to adults with a "Yes Ma'am or Sir" and is courteous to others. Thank you Rodman Foster, for being a great example for the Emily Post Award!


    • Allison Covert

      Everyday this young lady comes in with a smile on her face and maturity well beyond her years. She is always thoughtful and well mannered to her teachers and peers. Congratulations to Allison Covert, for receiving the Emily Post Award!

     

    The Team Player Award:  This award is given to the two students who exhibit cooperative spirits and excellent collaboration skills.

     

    • Troy Lowe

      Troy is always helping someone and making sure that his classmates are taken care of. He puts others needs above his own. He's a team player on and off the soccer field. He works very well in a group setting and when working with others on a team. He always cooperates and never argues with a single person. He is a great student and one that will go far in life because of his awesome collaborative skills. The team player award for third quarter goes to Troy Lowe.

    • Rachel Rogers

      Vince Lombardi said, “Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Rachel Rogers  does an amazing job being a team player. She offers her help in many capacities and never complains about work that needs to be done. Rachel Rogers is very deserving of the Team Player award.

     

    The Winston Churchill Award:  This award is presented to two students who show determination and perseverance.   Winston Churchill’s quote, “Never, never, never give up,” certainly applies to these young people.

     

    • Jansen Thornton

      Jansen Thornton is a student who strives to do her best at all times.  Her determination and perseverance for excellence is evident in all she does.  She is very conscientious of the quality of her work, asks questions for clarification, and takes on every assignment with the determination to complete it to the best of her ability. She is not afraid of tackling difficult assignments, nor is she afraid of making mistakes; if she’s wrong, she corrects it and works harder to make sure that she understands it. Jansen truly demonstrates the desire to never stop learning. Congratulations, Jansen Thornton!


    • Rhett Smith

      Rhett Smith is a student who never gives up when it comes to learning.  He is always willing to try new things, even if the task seems difficult at first.  His eagerness to ask questions, volunteer to share information, and desire to be actively involved with the class demonstrates his determination and perseverance.  We are very proud of Rhett’s attitude of “Never, never, never give up!” Congratulations, Rhett Smith!

     

    The Outstanding Communicator Award:  This award is presented to two students who communicate well and with ease.  They take time to build relationships with others, know what they are talking about, listen more than they speak, and really focus on what the other person is saying.

     

    • Miracle Mattox

      Miracle is the type of student who is not afraid to ask questions for clarity so she can make sure that she is doing what she is supposed to be. She uses excellent communication skills with her teachers so she can excel in her academics! Miracle uses kind words to her classmates, peers, and everyone she encounters. Miracle's ability to communicate well verbally and written is going to take her places farther than she can imagine. Congratulations to Miracle Mattox as the fourth nine weeks Outstanding Communicator.


    • Samuel Foster

      James Humes says that, “The art of communication is the language of leadership.” Samuel Foster is an awesome communicator. He self-advocates when necessary to be sure he has understood class content clearly. He is able to listen intently to peers and adults around him before formulating a response. Because he communicates so well, he is a natural leader and his peers flock to him. He is never too preoccupied to assist a student or his teachers.

     

    Best All-Around Jacket: This award is presented to two students who are well-rounded in academics, athletics, arts, and citizenship. These students have positive attitudes and are leaders amongst their peers.

     

    • Ethan Smith

      We have all been very fortunate to work with Ethan this year.  He has shown tremendous academic ability, relentless work ethic, and overall maturity.  He is a valuable and productive member of our McCants Family, and constantly looks for ways to challenge himself and improve.  He is also a dynamic athlete and responsible teammate in both tennis and lacrosse. Excelling in academics, athletics, and in his community have made him a very deserving recipient of this award.  We are all so proud of Ethan, and we look forward to his many successes in the future.


    • Abella Youngblood

      This student not only was a member of the cheerleading squad, girl's basketball team, TL Hanna track and field team and Principal's Honor Roll all while taking advanced courses. Her attitude could not be more positive in the classroom or field and court. Her effort is always top notch. She continually goes above and beyond. It is truly fitting that Abella Youngblood is our Best All Around Jacket Award winner for the 3rd nine weeks.


     

    6TH GRADE

     

    The Jacket Character Award:  This award is presented to two students who have exhibited excellent character and values.

     

    • Wil Knowles - This young man exhibits exemplary character and values in addition to working hard in the classroom. He is meticulous and methodical with all work and shows pride in every endeavor. This well-mannered gentleman is respectful, trustworthy, and reliable. His teachers and his peers have the utmost  respect for him because of his integrity and wise choices. The Jacket Character Award goes to Wil Knowles.

    • Sarah HayesThis young lady demonstrates excellence in character.  She is a person of integrity who cares about doing what is right even if others are not watching.  She is trustworthy, kind, and helpful. This student has a strong work ethic and always goes above and beyond to give her best effort in all that she does.  Her teachers and peers have great respect for her wise choices and integrity. The Jacket Character Award goes to Sarah Hayes.

     

    The Emily Post Award:  This award is presented to the two most well-mannered students in the grade level.

     

    • Josh PettyThis young man exemplifies manners.  With him it is always “yes mam” and “no mam”.  Even when he disagrees with another, he does so politely, after listening to them completely.  In addition, he lends a helping hand to those peers that need one, even when they haven’t asked.  Josh Petty truly models a sense of personal integrity and deserves the Emily Post award.

    • Bella Minarovich

      This young lady is kind-hearted, polite, and respectful to both her teachers and peers. She is a model student, and she is an all-around great young lady.  She is reliable, and her teachers appreciate how wonderfully pleasant she is. Congratulations to the Emily Post Award winner, Bella Minarovich.



    The Team Player Award:  This award is given to the two students who exhibit cooperative spirits and excellent collaboration skills.

     

    • Connor Duckett - This student is more than willing to work with any student. He is always polite, and he goes out of his way to help others. He has been a pleasure to teach, and we will definitely miss his personality next year. Congratulations to our team player, Connor Duckett.

    • Marissa Davenport-  This student is very kind-hearted and always willing to help others.  She takes great pride in her work and she excels in the classroom, while always helping and including her  fellow classmates. It seems she has any natural instinct to assist others. She often works with students in class who may be struggling with a concept.  She is a true joy to have in class, and a true team player. Teachers can always count on her to work with anyone and to include others, all while having a pleasant and friendly smile on her face.

     

    The Winston Churchill Award:  This award is presented to two students who show determination and perseverance.   Winston Churchill’s quote, “Never, never, never give up,” certainly applies to these young people.

     

    • Shiloh WattsThis student has developed into an extremely hard worker.  He shows  determination and perseverance and his daily assignments and works extremely hard  to complete all work. He is often very quiet in class but seeks assistance when he needs it. He has a contagious smile and great disposition.   Congratulations to our Winston Churchill Award winner - Shiloh Watts

    • Kloe Liles - Patient and persistent are two words that truly describe this young lady.  She consistently continues working on classroom assignments and projects even though they may appear to be challenging!  She goes beyond the norm and works hard to get the job done. She is a model to others of how to work hard to accomplish your goals.

     

    The Outstanding Communicator Award:  This award is presented to two students who communicate well and with ease.  They take time to build relationships with others, know what they are talking about, listen more than they speak, and really focus on what the other person is saying.

     

    • Jaylen Burts: This student has quite a personality. He is a great listener as well and a great communicator.  He is the one teachers count on to re-state new facts and re-state what has already been shared in class. He is a hard worker and is dedicated to doing his best.   He is always interested in class, has a great attitude, and has a thirst for knowledge and learning.

    • Kyleah McLees - This young lady is a wonderful student and communicator.  She takes time to listen to people as they speak, and always has kind words to say.  She knows the importance of building strong relationships with her peers and teachers.  She is very willing to help anyone in need! Congratulations to our Outstanding Communicator- Kyleah McLees

     

    Best All-Around Jacket: This award is presented to two students who are well-rounded in academics, athletics, arts, and citizenship. These students have positive attitudes and are leaders amongst their peers.

     

    • Hampton Harrison- The Best All-Around Jacket is a student who is well-rounded in academics, athletics, arts, and citizenship.   This delightful young man is a student who always strives to do his best on any assignment or any task given to him.  Not only is he a hard worker, but he is always eager to participate in class discussions and help others, while being  exceptionally polite and well behaved. This makes Hampton Harrison one of our Best All-Around Jackets!
    • Avery AshworthThis young lady is very deserving of this award and encompasses everything an all-around student should; she is an excellent student, a hard worker, a good friend to her peers, and a talented young lady.  She is a strong leader, one who will step up and add to a discussion with great insight and maturity. She has many talents that she displays without calling attention to herself. Her academic strengths, athletic talents, and her ability to work well with her peers combine to make her an exemplary student and a well-rounded individual.  This makes Avery Ashworth one of our Best All-Around Jackets!