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Gardner Named October Punxsutawney Person of Purpose

Shydiyah Gardner was named as the October Punxsutawney Person of Purpose. The monthly award recognizes the student who is most actively involved in classroom participation and out-of-classroom opportunities. The recognition reinforces the critical value of passion, persistence, and purpose in achieving meaningful success.

Award recipients are chosen from faculty nominations and activity and event participation records.

Shydiyah attended 10 co-curricular opportunities. She was nominated by Lynn Shelly and Theresa Ruffner as being among the most outstanding in their classrooms.

Honorable mention goes to Elijah Gambrell, Vince Lopez, Destiny Paula and Brittany Schaeffer. 

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