Here's what IDEA teachers and staff had to say about the October scholars of the month.
Mekhi McKinney--12th grade
Mekhi is a leader on the varsity basketball team and was recently inducted into the National Honor Society. He is a member of the Student Government Association and a team player in every respect. He has already been accepted to several colleges and universities including Harrisburg University, Cheney University, Coppin State, Norfolk State University, and the University of the District of Columbia Community College.
Isaiah Scott—11th grade
Isaiah has shown much growth this year. He is well on his way to becoming an outstanding leader in our IDEA community. Isaiah is a perfect example of a student that abides by our Guiding Five. He comes to class prepared to learn and to do his best. Isaiah is a leader in the classroom, often assisting the teacher with various tasks. He respects himself and others. There are times Isaiah will correct his peers and encourage them to do the right thing. He takes responsibility for his actions, and when he finds himself in the wrong, he apologizes and redirects himself.
Aviyanna Green—10th grade
Aviyannais a self-motivated young lady who has achieved excellence since she arrived at IDEA. She emerged as a student leader the summer before her 9th grade year. She has taken a major interest in JROTC and is constantly a top performer in every class. She has received awards for math and English. In the first quarter she earned a GPA of a 3.5 or higher, which made her eligible for the Principal's Honor Roll.
Kendi Trejos—9th grade
Kendi is a hard-working student. She displays the Guiding 5 Principles by coming to school ready to learn and prepared for classes. She successfully transitioned from moving to the US and previously speaking only Spanish and become a fluent English speaker. She is always pleasant and well received by all of her peers.