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 for March 6, 2020 is Nathan Fox '24. Nathan is an all-around great guy who brings fun, a strong work ethic, and respect to the eighth grade. He is always quietly cracking jokes with his friends, but never in a way that distracts from the lesson at hand. Nathan understands that learning is a process that requires hard work and patience. When he doesn’t understand something, Nathan is proactive in seeking help and isn’t afraid to ask questions. During trimester two, Nathan's teachers noticed improved confidence in seminars and class discussions. Nathan is also one heck of an athlete - everyone feels lucky to have him on their team!

The Middle School Warrior of the Week for February 21, 2020 is Ashley Stoddard '25. When teachers were asked what qualities and descriptive phrases comes to mind when they think about Ashley, they immediately said the following: mature & amazing, asks for feedback and takes it to heart, super hard worker, asks for help when necessary, uses all of her resources, kind and empathetic, not afraid of taking risks, goes above & beyond, never complains, and even if it doesn’t comes easily, she perseveres and consistently does her best work. Ashley makes our seventh grade community and our school a better place because of her strength of character. She is an example of how to strive for the best, both in scholarship and ethical conduct.

The Middle School Warrior of the Week for February 14, 2020 is Travis Green III '24. “All out!” is a phrase Travis’ teachers use to describe him as he goes all out in everything that he does.  Travis goes all out in his academic endeavors, showing an enjoyment at learning anything new, and striving to do the best in every subject.  He goes all out in being kind to his fellow students, conversing with anyone, no matter what social group they may be part of.  And finally, Travis goes all out in being his genuine self, not changing for anyone.  Although he is new to Whitfield this year, Travis’ character, charm, and ability to make others laugh makes it feel like he's been here forever.  He’s been going all out since Día 1!

The Middle School Warrior of the Week for January 31, 2020 is Cole Sargent '25. When thinking about Cole, the following habits and strengths come to mind: kindness, empathy, leadership, scholarship, citizenship and ethical conduct. Cole has grown tremendously in maturity this year. He is an exceptionally good host for our visitors, meeting every encounter with kindness and empathy. He has an innate sense of ethical behavior and honesty, and takes responsibility for himself. Cole leads by example and encourages his peers to make the right choices even when no one is watching. He uses perseverance to push himself to the best of his abilities in everything he takes on, whether it be academics, athletics, band, theater or the latest accent he is trying out.

The Middle School Warrior of the Week for January 24, 2020 is Alexis Albovias '24. Alexis is one of the most fun, genuine and nice students in the eighth grade. She works well with all her peers and seems to be everybody’s friend. Her strong work ethic and positive attitude towards school leads to a high quality of work in all her classes. Although Alexis has plenty to brag about, you’d never hear her brag on herself -- she lets her actions speak for themselves. Alexis has a great sense of humor and in general just makes Whitfield a better place.