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Student Spotlight from 8th Grade

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” —Henry David Thoreau

Cameron B. is not an ordinary teenager.  Cameron is a normal teenager who is extraordinary in many ways.  Cameron is considerate, polite, and inquisitive.  He always includes the magic words, “Please” & “Thank you”, when speaking to adults.  Cameron contributes to class discussions.  He asks for help when he needs it.  Cameron is thorough.  He gives his energy to every assignment.  Everything Cameron turns in has been the very best work that he can produce that day.  He earns his excellent grades.  When he receives points off, he doesn’t mind; instead, he sees this as an opportunity to learn and improve.

Cameron is also funny.  Just ask any of his classmates.  He enjoys his friends, as they do him.  Cameron, along with his classmates, performed the Charleston dance on United Nations Day.  The whole class danced with class and style and joy.    

Cameron has courage.  As a middle grades student, he participated in the Academic Decathlon and the Student Council.  This year, as an 8th-grader, Cameron will most likely be on the essential Core Team of MBS’s Junior Decathlon Team.  As well, the MBS student body chose him to represent them as their Student Council Vice-President for this school year.

Cameron is versatile.  This year he tried out for the elite group of leader-singers known as the 8th-grade Cantors.  Cameron uses the gifts that God blessed him with.  He is a role model for others.  On Friday all-school Masses, Cameron praises God through his singing and leads others to God through his positive attitude and kindness.  

Cameron has great faith in God.  He walks the talk.  He is just as enthusiastic in his participation in religion class, as he is in mathematics, science, and physical education.  If you want to find Cameron on campus, just listen for the soft thrumming sound of a ukulele.  Most likely it will be Cameron, focused, peaceful, and happy.  Of course, there will be a friend or two nearby, most likely with smiles on their faces too.


Way to go Cameron! Thank you for being a wonderful example to other MBS students!