By Jim Hulen, North Myrtle Beach Online.com
NOVEMBER 19, 2009 NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC ― North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety in partnership with North Myrtle Beach area schools presented a $50 savings bond, plaques and other prices to five area students.
Mayor Marilyn Hatley and Chuck Ramsey, President of the ‘Do the Right Thing’ program made the presentations.
Malik Stevenson, a fourth grade student at the North Myrtle Beach Middle School, was nominated by his teacher, Ms Boodry for being a model student, actively participating and giving 100% effort to his work.
Middle School 6th grader, Hunter Penegar was nominated by his teach, Ms Meghan for a love for learning, reliability, and dedication to his community. Meghan cited his involvement in the Boy Scouts and your groups and doing beach walks and cleaning the beach.
In announcing the North Myrtle Beach High School, Ramsey said, “When our committee reviewed the nominations from the North Myrtle Beach High School we were faced with a very difficult decision. All three nominations ranked equally; therefore the only decision we could make was to award each nominee.”
Ms. Todd, North Myrtle Beach High School Curriculum Specialist, wrote that Cierra Bellamy-Vereen, a ninth grade student, is a legally blind student who excels in leadership skills and is an active participant in her church choir as well as the high school choral program. Bellamy-Vereen’s goal is to eventually teach other visually impaired students.
Ms Todd, along with Co. Slater, ROTC Commander, also nominated Junior High student Travis Plumley for being a strong leader in the NJROTC Program and currently second in command.
Darrell Dorsey, Senior, was also nominated by Ms. Todd citing his positive and focused attitude and a great work ethic. Todd also wrote of his involvement in his church and his performing community service through it.
Nominations come from school faculty members that recognize students that are trying to help themselves and others and continually strive to do the right thing.
These children are recognized as role models for the youth of the City of North Myrtle Beach area.
On the ‘Do the Right Thing’ board are Chuck Ramsey, President, Morgan Long, Vice President, Julie Smith, Secretary and Ann Pearce-Baroody, Treasurer.