Megan Thompson and Darron Sweeting named Kingsway Academy’s senior Unsung Heroes; Jaiden Evans and Antwone Johnson snag junior honors
Kingsway Academy seniors Megan Thompson and Darron Sweeting, and juniors Jaiden Evans and Antwone Johnson, were selected as 2017’s Unsung Heroes by their peers. They were recognized for their outstanding character traits.
Thompson was described as a person who helps classmates when they need assistance, is respectful to students, makes people smile when they are down, shares her food with others and gives good advice.
Sweeting was also described as a person who is always willing to help his peers with their homework and assignments and a generally nice person who is warm-hearted and does not judge others.
Evans’ classmates describe her as a person who is helpful, generous and kind-hearted and a role model; while Johnson was said to be an all-around good person who is helpful, respectful and kind to others.
The Unsung Heroes program started nine years ago at the school to honor students who consistently and continuously perform acts of kindness and demonstrate Christ-mindedness, even when they think no one is observing.
“School administrators see some things, teachers see some things, but their peers see much more and can really attest to a student’s character,” said Principal Deborah Johnson.
Eighth through 12th grade students cast votes and add comments about their choices. Once the votes are tallied, the students are honored in chapel among their peers, teachers and parents. Students who receive a significant number of votes are recognized as honorable mentions.
La’Ren Neely, Zanaya Wilson, Jordan Forbes, Katriel Moss, Richea Haygood, Micah Pratt, Jade Forbes, Ariel Pratt, Byron Bastian, Dillon Ramsey, Michael Cartwright, Carlton Johnson, Allison Moss, Tariq Andrews, Dion Brown, Jason Johnson, Sydney Wilson and Kai Brice were among the senior honorable mentions.
Cassidy Carey, Jayda Pratt, Caleb Wallace, Tequin Fredrick, Ilan White were the junior honorable mentions.