Each year our 8th grade class travels to Washington D, C and spends four days together exploring the history of our great country. The Washington D.C. Citizenship Award is given to one student who is recognized for leadership and citizenship. This award is inspired by the famous line in John F. Kennedy's 1963 inaugural address challenging youth to assume the responsibility of American Citizenship through the memorable line "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
Chaperones are asked to nominate students for this award and here are some of the things that were said about this student. This year's recipient was a wonderful leader and role model. This student asked the right questions when other students were too shy to ask our tour guides. This student was interested in the subject matter no matter where we were and invested herself in discovering new information everywhere we went. This student was essentially our tour guide and was truly interested in everything we did. She helped guide our group and get the other students interested in the museums and other attractions. Please join me in congratulating Emily Nelli on receiving the Washington, D.C. citizenship award.