Gold Shirt Student!
Educational Programming Specialist
One of my favorite activities of the day as an Emily K staffer is welcoming our Pioneer Scholars as they enter the building for afternoon programming. I get lots of happy waves, big smiles, and a fair number of “good afternoon” hugs. So last week as I was greeting students I noticed a bright gold shirt on one of our newest Pioneer Scholars, Justice Hope, a 4th grader at Maureen Joy Charter School. This was unusual to me only because Justice typically wears a navy blue uniform shirt everyday. I was just telling Justice how sharp she looked when one of her school and Pioneer Scholars’ classmates excitedly shared that Justice had recently won the “Gold Shirt Award” at school. They shared that the gold uniform shirts are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and leadership. Her principal, Alex Quigley, explained that Justice won the award because she is such a hard worker and always has a positive attitude about school. Justice’s Lead Tutor, Sarah Myrick, at the Emily K Center echoed similar sentiments, “Not only is Justice an excellent student, she is a caring and respectful person who is always willing to help out with whatever she can.” Congratulations Justice for receiving such a wonderful honor and everyone at the Emily K Center is proud of you!