Island Program recognizes Oak Harbor students

Oak Harbor High School’s ninth grade transition program, the Island Program, recognizes one student per “Island” as Island Student-of-the-Month.

For October, Trent English was recognized for Battleship Island.

“He does ‘A’ work in all his core courses and has impressed his teachers with a willingness to undertake all learning with curiosity and excitement. Trent has natural leadership abilities and is not hesitant to use them in a kind and forthright way,” said Raenette Wood, associate principal.

Recognized for Castle Island is Josh Jansen.

“He always walks in the door with a smile on his face and a positive attitude. The quality of work that Josh turns in goes above and beyond the requirements set by his teachers. Josh is always willing to participate in class discussions as well as share answers out loud. He is involved outside of school as well, playing on the freshman football team,” Wood said.

Nikeesha Gooding was recognized for Fortress Island because, “She demonstrates a deep understanding of concepts and enriches the classroom environment by sharing her insights during classroom discussions. In addition, Niki radiates positivity and demonstrates compassion and tolerance,” Wood said.

Justice Island recognized Alisa Meany.

“Alisa works hard in her geometry class and has the courage to work out problems on the board in front of her peers. Alisa has earned a Mathlete shirt by her eagerness to learn and be correct in her work. In English, Alisa is a leader amongst her class and an outstanding member of the English literature group. Her sense of humor provides warmth and openness in class discussions,” Wood said.

Skull Island recognized Reilly Richards because, “Reilly is a positive and enthusiastic member of Skull Island. She works diligently to complete all of her work and is eager to engage in classroom discussions and activities. She works well with all students, striving to create a team mentality and is always willing to help anyone who asks,” Wood said.

The goal of the Island Program is to have all ninth grade students ready for 10th grade and on track to a 4-year graduation by transforming middle school mentality to high school responsibility, Wood said.


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