Students Seek to Be a Brick On the Wall
March 7, 2013Irvington High School
By Chelsie Riche
The Irvington Student Council seeks to encourage students to excel.
On Friday January 11, 2013, Student Council members agreed upon creating a “Wall of Recognition,” for hard-working students at Irvington High School. The wall will be displayed later on this school year.
The Student Council of Irvington High School would like to show their appreciation to the students who demonstrate determination and leadership qualities by posting their names in the school for everyone to see.
“I think that it’s great that we have decided to do this. It will motivate students to do their best in school,” said, Chanel Clark, IHS senior, and President of the Student Council.
Students must be nominated by Irvington High School teachers in order to be a part of the Wall of Recognition. Nomination forms will be put inside teacher’s mailboxes by Student Council members.
The selection criteria for the Wall of Recognition are not to be based on any one characteristic of a student. However, Student Council requests that the person(s) nominating someone consider the following criteria when evaluating a student:
*Good citizenship Respectful to peers and teachers
*Class attendance Leadership qualities
*Positive attitude Classroom participation
*Grades (not necessarily an “A” student
*Good work ethics (hard worker)
After the forms are collected, Student Council members will write each student’s name on a paper brick along with a positive adjective. These paper bricks will be aligned in the front lobby of the school for everyone to see. This would allow those students who usually wouldn’t receive recognition a chance to shine.
“Usually students who do not make honor roll feel left out. The Wall of Recognition would be the recognition that many of these students need to show them that we appreciate what they do.” Nicholas Addo, senior, and Student Council member.
Forms for the Wall of Recognition will be distributed in teacher’s mailboxes at the end of March. Names of students will be posted in front of the lobby in the first week of April.
“I can’t wait for this to happen. A lot of students are already excited about this. This is really the chance for council members to give back to the community. We try our best every time to give back and I think these students would also appreciate us for the hard work we do to improve the Irvington community,” stated Josmar Adames, junior, and Treasurer of the Student Council.
For teachers or students who have any questions or concerns about the nomination process and application, please see Mrs. Norman in room 126, or see Student Council President Chanel Clarke, or Vice-President, Chelsie Riche.