MORRISTOWN, NJ - Much like the Student of the Month, Morristown High School Principal Mark Manning implemented the Heart of a Colonial Award. Students who are hard-working, responsible, honest, kind or respectful are nominated by their teachers. There is no limit to the number of students nominated each month.
The name of each nominee is displayed on the bulletin board in the atrium and a letter, from the principal, is sent home, acknowledging the recognition. The name of each nominee is then put into a bowl and at the end of the month, Principal Manning picks one name out of the bowl. The student chosen receives a $20 gift certificate, donated by a local business.
In October, 59 MHS students were honored for the "Heart of a Colonial" Award. That number rose to 115 students in December. January had 34 honorees while February had 89. Thirty five students were honored in March while April saw 76 students honored. In May 60 students were honored.
“We wanted to continue working these characteristics into conversations and weave them into our interactions in a constructive way”, said Manning. “The award recognizes students for things that aren’t recognized on a report card but contribute to a positive school environment.”
The following students were recognized in May: