The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands presented monthly student awards for April to four Lake Highlands High School students at its meeting on April 8th. These will be the final awards for the 2015/2016 school year.
Character Counts awards were presented to Christopher Polito and Lanie Jackson. These awards recognize students who display strong character traits, serve as role models to other students, and participate in school and community activities. They are selected by LHHS teachers and staff. Christopher is the son of Nicholas and Sunny Polito. He is an honor student and a member of the National Honor Society. He is a member of the Mens Choir and has performed in the school musicals productions. He is also on the school video production team. He plans to attend Emerson College in Boston and major in media studies. Lainey is the daughter of Judy Craigo. She was unable to attend the event and will be introduced to the club at a future meeting.
Youth of the Month awards were presented to Peyton Cabaniss and
Brandon Kaylor. These awards recognize students who are in the top 20% of their class who articipate in student government, school publications, music, theatre, athletics, or other activities. They are also selected by teachers and staff. Peyton is Number 4 in the Senior Class She is the daughter of Kevin and Carol Cabaniss. She a member of the Highlandette Drill team, and President of the A Cappella Choir. Peyton is a member of the National Honor Society and The Girls Service League. She attends Wilshire Baptist Church where she is in the Student Ministry and choir. She plans to attend Baylor University to major in Business.
Brandon is the son of Len and Patti Kaylor. He is also an honor student and enjoys his English and social studies classes. He has been a member of the school football and wrestling teams. Branson has also been a Dallas Mavericks ball boy. He plans to attend the University of Arkansas to major in Business.
Each student received a plaque and a gift of North Park Gold. Letters from teachers told about the Character Counts recipients. The Youth of the Month recipients read their essay on “Responsible Citizenship”. They will be eligible for the club’s Youth of the Year award, Exchange District award, and the National Exchange Club Youth of the Year award. Over the past 20 years, the Exchange Club has presented monthly awards, and Scholarship awards to over 1,000 LHHS students.