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.
Ana Marie Bathrick, an eighth grade student at St. Benedict Catholic School, was named Baldwin EMC’s Shining Star Student of the Month for October. She was nominated by the principal, Dr. Kathy McCool.
Dr. McCool wrote in her nomination, “Ana Marie has a heart for putting service to her school and her community above herself. She initiated the idea for a service club at her school three years ago, and poured herself into countless service projects while serving in an elected leadership position for three years. Ana Marie was innovative in her ideas for service projects such as visiting residents at a local assisted living facility, gaining support to send school supplies to Hurricane Michael victims, taking care of the environment by leading clean-up efforts on her school grounds, leading a drive to collect comfort items for local kids with cancer, and inspiring other youth around her to have the same level of devotion to school and community.” Bathrick was presented with a Shining Star Student certificate and a $50 Visa gift card.
Jeb Bathrick, an eighth grade student at St. Benedict Catholic School, was named Baldwin EMC’s Shining Star Student of the Month for November. He was nominated by the principal, Dr. Kathy McCool.
Dr. McCool wrote in her nomination, “Jeb is the epitome of demonstrating his commitment to community after Hurricane Sally. When Jeb learned from FOX10 News that Fort Morgan residents were suffering the effects of Hurricane Sally, he had the innovative idea to enlist the help of some of his classmates from school to launch a clean-up effort. Jeb’s devotion to having a desire to ensure clean-up was quick in our community was extremely beneficial to one family who lives 600 miles away and was unable to travel to care for their Fort Morgan rental property that had received catastrophic damage.” Bathrick 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.
“Having two siblings win this award was a first for us, but a fun surprise,” Frank says. “Both students earned the designation in their own right for their leadership and commitment to their respective projects. This award, for both Ana Marie and Jeb, was certainly well deserved.”
For more information on the Shining Star Student program, go to www.baldwinemc.com. Nominations will be accepted until the end of May.