Special to the Journal
The Exchange Club of Albany presented their 2012 Young Citizenship Award to Alice Coachman Elementary School 5th Grader ShaCamryn Malone. ShaCamryn received a certificate, a check for $50.00 and a Thesaurus from committee chairman, Barry Davis and club president, Ray Hinman at the Exchange Club’s noon meeting on April 19th.
Each year, the Exchange Club selects one student for this award from among all 5th Graders in Dougherty and Lee Counties in both public and private schools.
Exchange’s Young Citizenship Award honors students who daily demonstrate good citizenship both at school and at home. It does not necessarily seek to salute star scholastic or athletic performers. Instead, the program is designed to recognize and encourage youngsters who are honest, hard-working, helpful and fair. The Young Citizenship Award program seeks to prove to kids that good citizenship counts — to show them that their conduct and attitude is not only noticed and appreciated, but that it is also rewarded. Hopefully this kind of recognition at such an important stage in their development will encourage them to maintain a high standard of conduct as they mature and grow into adulthood.
On hand to see ShaCamryn receive her recognition were her mother, Kendra Malone, her aunt, Michelle Malone, her principal, Pat Victor, her teacher, Mr. Jordan Cameron, and the Dougherty County School System Superintendent, Dr. Joshua W. Murfree and his Executive Assistant Tonya Spillers.
In picture left to right, Secretary Bill Banks, President Ray Hinman, Barry Davis, Committee Chairman, ShaCamryn Malone and Dr. Joshua Murfree.