8th-grader Kelley Dillard is among eight Pleasanton students recognized recently for their leadership and community involvement with Juanita Haugen Civic Engagement awards.
Kelley is in leadership and student body treasurer. She's hard working, honest and kind with a consistently positive attitude, according to Hart staff. Kelley helps spearhead Hart's new character education program, designing this year's T-shirt.
"Kelley is hard working, honest and kind," leadership teacher Marianne Ottaway said. "She always has a positive attitude. She does her very best to serve our school as a leadership student and student body officer."
Kelley was nominated for the award by Ottaway with the support of Hart administration.
"Kelley certainly is a special and talented student," history teacher Anne Everton added. "She is extremely well organized and very intelligent. I would trust her with any task, even (in an emergency) with one that required confidentiality. She has that much integrity."
"Kelley is an extraordinary student, a terrific role model for her peers, very thorough and thoughtful in her school work and compassionate towards others," science teacher Megan Lipman said.
Kelley and the other students were recognized at last week's school board meeting and at a separate community luncheon.
This is the third year the school district has recognized students who have been involved in addressing local, regional, national or global civic issues. The award is named in honor of Juanita Haugen, longtime school board member and co-founder of the Pleasanton Character Coalition.
The other student award recipients are Tiffany Chung, Harvest Park Middle School; Alex and Katie Sborov, Pleasanton Middle School; Kristen Leite and Shana Cloonan, Foothill High School; Shelby Margolin, Amador Valley High School; and Jonathan Young, Village High School.
Congratulations to Kelley and the other outstanding student honorees!