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Thursday, February 06 2020

By: Staff Writer.

Haines City - This month, on The Student Leader of the Month, we want to feature a student from Bethune Academy in Haines City. Meet Jayden Norman.

   According to Ms. Amanda Bryant, who was the person who nominated Jayden for the student leader of the month, Jayden is in the school's NEHS as well as gifted class. She is an outstanding addition to BA's honor society. Jayden is caring, outgoing, and hardworking. She has been eagerly willing to help out and has actively participated in the school's community service projects this school year. She is at car riders every morning with a big smile on her face, ready to help any Cadet out of his/her cars. From what school officials have observed in the classroom, Jayden is well-behaved and willing to learn new material. She is an all-around Superstar student.

   We had the pleasure of interviewing Jayden, and this is what she shared with us:

NEPG: Which grade are you attending right now?                                                                                                         Jayden: I am currently in 5th grade.

NEPG: What leadership position are you responsible for?
: I am a role model for my gifted classroom as well as in our National Honor Society. I am a Kindergarten helper in the afternoons so that they get home safely. This has helped with my leadership skills and responsibility for helping teachers and students.

NEPG: Tell us about how your leadership approach has influenced others around you.
: My leadership approach has helped give my fellow classmates the courage and confidence to overcome their goals and I even had a close friend that was able to be tested for gifted! I am a role model for the Kindergarten students, they watch how I behave and act so they, in return, do their best to behave as well.

NEPG: What are your plans for the rest of the school year?
: I really want to work hard so that I am able to get into the Haines City High IB school one day. I also want to be in band. I think they both will give me great challenges.

NEPG: What would be your message for younger kids who are planning on taking a leader's role within their school/community?
: The message I have for other young leaders is that, if you take on a leadership role, you need to make sure you have the right materials and responsibility. Make sure you show your community and school how responsible you are.

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