At its dinner meeting at the Bella Tori restaurant in Langhorne, the Rotary Club of Shady Brook recognized two outstanding Maple Point Middle School eighth graders as its Students of the Month. Both were nominated by their teachers for their academic achievements and many extracurricular activities, both in and out of school.
Olivia Hughes was the club’s September Student of the Month.
In thanking the club for her award, she related how she worked hard to make the honor roll every marking period. She plays basketball and softball for the school, and softball for the Newtown Rock Athletic Association. She has participated in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service for three years, and helped out in her church with younger children and making Christmas boxes for members of the church who are less fortunate. Hughes hopes to attend Penn State University, major in elementary education and play softball. Eventually, Hughes would like to teach second or third grade children.
Miriam Cakir was then recognized as the club’s October Student of the Month.
Cakir has also been an honor roll student for every marking period since entering the fifth grade. She has joined several school clubs, including No Place for Hate, in which she has been active for three years and participated in the Walk Against Hate as a fifth grader. She was chosen to represent Maple Point Middle School at the annual Delaware Valley Conference for excellence and equity as a sixth grader. Outside of school, Cakir is a cadette with the Girl Scouts, where she enjoys helping younger girls become active in their community. During summers, she has volunteered at the Attleboro Nursing Home, OLG Vacation Bible School and Bucks County Community Library. After graduation, she hopes to attend a university in Europe and pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer.
Both girls were presented with certificates, recognizing their selection as Rotary Club of Shady Brook Students of the Month, and a $100 scholarship check.
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