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.
Brentwood Middle School eighth grader Skylar Coffey knows the key to success is determination and hard work. That’s why teachers and administrators chose him as the school’s Academic All-Star for the 2015-16 school year.
“Skylar consistently applies himself to be the best possible student he can be,” said BMS Principal Dr. Brandon Barkley. “He has made tremendous growth and progress over the past three years, and we could not be more proud of his academic and athletic accomplishments. Skylar is a respectful young man in all he does, and I can’t wait to see his accomplishments at Brentwood High School.”
Skylar attributes much of his success at Brentwood Middle to the fantastic teachers at the school.
“The teachers are always so nice to me,” said Skylar. “They never gave up on me, and they always helped me with any questions I had.”
Skylar’s favorite subject is science. In fact, one of his favorite memories from this year was deconstructing an electric scooter for the science fair.
When he’s not studying, Skylar stays busy by participating in football, wrestling and track. He also enjoys singing.
“I have sung for the talent show the last two years,” said Skylar. “I’ve been singing since I was in fifth grade. I like performing for an audience because it makes you feel good. It makes you feel like you can do anything.”
As for life after college, Skylar says he’d like to be a dentist. In the meantime, Skylar says he’ll keep working hard as he makes the transition to high school. Although he knows it will be a challenge, Skylar says he draws inspiration from a very special person.
“My mom motivates me,” said Skylar. “She really wants me to do well, and she’s always telling me to work hard and make my mark.”