by Gina Greco
Town of Webb school Principal John Swick announced the next Wall of Distinction winner as Brandon Palmer, on Monday, February 22.
Nominations are made through a form on the Town of Webb school’s website.
Brandon was nominated by Brendan McGrath, Webb school’s Prevention Counselor, and Patrick Venetz, a substitute teacher at Webb.
“He is nominated for being a model citizen in the Town of Webb,” McGrath said.
Brandon is the Junior Class’s Vice President.
“He has worked diligently to create fun activities for his peers,” McGrath said.
He also said Brandon excels in his Board of Cooperative Services (BOCES) program.
“Brandon is [also] active with Niccolls Memorial Presbyterian Church,” McGrath said.
He is a volunteer junior firefighter and a member of the Webb track team.
Venetz said his nomination of Brandon resulted from multiple experiences.
“In almost every classroom setting I have had the pleasure of having Brandon in attendance, he’s never failed to do anything and everything he could do to help maintain classroom decorum,” Venetz said.
“[He also assisted] me in anything from finding a certain binder or folder in a classroom to filling me in on a given teacher’s normal classroom etiquette to help the class run more smoothly,” he said.
He added that Brandon is always polite, courteous, and respectful.
“I can count on him to follow instructions and that he will help to encourage his classmates to do the same.”
“It has been my pleasure to get to know this young man, and I am beyond excited to watch as his bright future unfolds,” Venetz said.
Last quarter’s winner was Paige Schweinsberg.
The Wall of Distinction started in January of 2015.
Students in kindergarten through twelfth grade can be nominated by anyone in the school or community.
Mr. Swick said some students have had some impressive accomplishments and actions that go unnoticed both in and out of school.
“Many people felt that these students should be recognized,” he said.
Winners are determined by a committee from The Webb Way, he said.
Winners have plaques that are displayed in the Main Office hallway with their picture, along with a small write-up on their achievements.
“Students who are nominated, but do not win, are also notified in a letter sent home congratulating them for being nominated and telling them what they were nominated for,” said Mr. Swick.
Town of Webb 2015 graduate Nicole Redpath painted the artwork on the Wall of Distinction.
You can nominate a student at www.towschool.org