Middle School Warrior of the Week

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Middle school faculty develop future campus and community leaders by focusing on academic excellence and character education. Middle school faculty genuinely want to be meaningful, supportive educators in the lives of our students. One way we celebrate goodness, grit and growth in our youngest students is by awarding the Middle School Warrior of the Week.

The Middle School Warrior of the Week is Jenna Wasserman '26. Jenna's work ethic is truly amazing! Personifying the meaning of scholarship, Jenna often pushes herself to be the best scholar she can be. She asks insightful questions and motivates everyone to think a little more deeply. Conscientious about the needs of her peers, Jenna uses her social intelligence and empathetic nature to make every situation better. She is very humble and never tries to be the center of attention, but instead, quietly makes a difference and as a result, makes our school a better place. 

The Middle School Warrior of the Week for October 23, 2020 is Gabriella Williams '25. Gabriella is an awesome, self-assured eighth grade student. She is studious in completing school work and is vocal in class when necessary, asking poignant questions that help her classmates. Her advisor describes Gabriella as engaging and full of leadership potential and noted that she was one of the students integral to Community Week decorating for their advisory. Gabriella has a no-nonsense attitude, but is a softie at heart.

The Middle School Warrior of the Week for May 15, 2020 is Chandler Grimm ’25. Chandler never seeks attention for anything she does. She quietly does the right thing and is always kind and thoughtful even when faced with difficult situations. If she does not agree with someone’s opinion, Chandler can still see that person’s goodness and is able to put differences aside. She is an incredibly self-motivated scholar and the thoughtfulness, care, and time she puts into her work is always obvious. If she does not achieve exactly what she sets out to do, it only encourages her to learn from the experience and to work harder. Chandler is an incredibly creative artist who shares the way she sees the world through her beautiful designs. She is also a fierce athlete who puts everything she has into competitive swimming. There is no doubt Chandler will make our world a better place in the future.

The Middle School Warrior of the Week for May 8, 2020 is Hayden Blix '26. Hayden has really risen to the challenge of eLearning using her strengths in scholarship and her love of learning. She consistently challenges herself and takes advantage of opportunities to connect and collaborate with teachers and classmates alike. Hayden's teachers are repeatedly impressed with her empathetic and mindful nature and appreciate her engagement in class discussions. Her tendency to consider topics from the perspective of others adds great depth to our learning.

The Middle School Warrior of the Week for April 24, 2020 is Derrick Palmer '25. Derrick has been a consistently conscientious student this year. A seventh grader, he has adapted to eLearning extremely well and has been organized and thoughtful in all of his work. He takes responsibility for himself and understands the importance of mindfulness and scholarship, always pushing himself to do his best work and encouraging his peers to do the same with his example. Derrick is upbeat and positive personality lightens the mood in every situation. His sense of fun, empathy and quiet leadership make Whitfield a better place. He often can be seen dancing to the songs in his head that are constantly playing (according to him).