The Academic All-Star award is given to students who exhibit a positive attitude and a commitment to excellence in the classroom. Each Academic All-Star is chosen by his or her principal and receives a framed certificate, coupons to Sonic Drive-In and a free gift courtesy of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More in Franklin.
The announcement was made during a school assembly February 4, in which Jackson received a standing ovation from the entire fifth grade class.
Heritage Elementary Principal Shannon Robertson says Jackson is very deserving of this special award.
“Jackson is a polite and considerate student who strives to show his best in all that he does,” said Robertson. “He is a hard worker who models the meaning of our district’s BE NICE campaign and our school’s high expectations of Eagle Pride.”
Having attended Heritage Elementary since kindergarten, Jackson says he has made a lot of good friends at the school. He also says his favorite subject is math and he’d like to have a job one day where he protects others.
“I like math because I’m good at it, and it seems easy to me,” said Jackson. “When I grow up, I want to be a cop. My dad used to be a cop so it made me want to be one.”
According to Robertson, Jackson possesses many traits that will serve him well no matter what his future holds.
“Jackson works collaboratively in groups; he takes risks in his academics; and he has grown as a leader at HES,” said Robertson. “We are proud and happy to recognize Jackson in this way.”