Baldwin EMC Honors Shining Star Students for February and March

Baldwin EMC is excited to announce the latest recipients of the Shining Star Student award. These students were nominated for displaying the Touchstone Energy characteristics of integrity, innovation, accountability and commitment to community.

Zella Haymon, an eighth grade student at Baldwin County Virtual School, was named Baldwin EMC’s Shining Star Student of the Month for February. She was nominated by faculty member Susan Norrell.

Ms. Norell wrote in her nomination, “Zella shines. She is smart, sassy, southern, and creative. She lives on a farm, and you can tell she loves learning. When she submits her work, it stands out. When she emails me, she also stands out because she is respectful and mature. Her schoolwork is done meticulously. She is an active church leader, involved in drama at the virtual secondary school, and loves to do art. In my opinion, Zella is a shining star. If I could only use two words to describe her it would be love and learn.” Haymon was presented with a Shining Star Student certificate and a $50 Visa gift card.

Brayden Hood, an eighth grade student at Elberta Middle School, was named Baldwin EMC’s Shining Star Student of the Month for March. He was nominated by faculty member Alyssa Corbitt.

Ms. Corbitt wrote in her nomination, “Brayden can always be found smiling, lifting other students up, helping teachers and fellow students, and volunteering with Teen Connections class service projects. Although Brayden juggles advanced classes and multiple sports, he still volunteers to tutor students three times a week during his elective student aid period, and he absolutely excels in this role. Brayden not only gets along with the diverse personalities within our student body, but he’s genuinely kind to everyone and sees the value in students’ differences.” Hood was presented with a Shining Star Student certificate and a $50 Visa gift card.

The awards were presented by WALA FOX 10 TV’s meteorologist Michael White and Baldwin EMC representative Kim Frank.

For more information on the Shining Star Student program, go to www.baldwinemc.com. Nominations will be accepted until the end of May.

Baldwin County Virtual School student Zella Haymon (center, holding certificate) is pictured with (l-r) teacher Susan Norrell and FOX 10 TV’s meteorologist Michael White.
Elberta Middle School student Brayden Hood (holding certificate) is pictured with (l-r) Principal Katy White, FOX 10 TV’s meteorologist Michael White, and teacher Alyssa Corbitt.
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