Good students, good citizens
To the editor:
On May 21, I attended an awards program sponsored by the Washington County Association of Elementary School Administrators. Sitting on the stage of South Hagerstown High School were 76 of the finest and proudest fifth-grade students in the county.
They were being awarded the Principal's Citizenship Awards. The selection criteria is based on their demonstration of "1) Pride and respect toward students and adults; 2) Pride and respect toward school, its rules, and property; 3) Participation in class discussions and school activities; and 4) Maximum effort to do well academically."
I am proud of these young people for embodying the qualities that are so important to them and for their future - and they did what comes naturally. These students truly have shown the utmost in good sportsmanship and prove that it doesn't always have to be on the sports field.