Baldwin EMC honors Shining Star Students for October and November

Staff Report
Posted 11/19/21

SUMMERDALE – Baldwin EMC has announced the latest recipients of the Shining Star Student award. Central Baldwin Middle School eighth-grader Mattie Claire Burnette and Elberta Middle School …

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Baldwin EMC honors Shining Star Students for October and November

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SUMMERDALE – Baldwin EMC has announced the latest recipients of the Shining Star Student award. Central Baldwin Middle School eighth-grader Mattie Claire Burnette and Elberta Middle School seventh-grader Haley Burnett were the Shining Star Students for October and November, respectively. They were nominated for displaying the Touchstone Energy characteristics of integrity, innovation, accountability and commitment to community. In her nomination, Burnette’s teacher wrote, “Mattie is such a well-rounded young lady. She is very responsible and always has a smile on her face and a humble heart. She is always kind to every person. She is a natural leader and volunteers her time to help the young and old. She spends time babysitting at home and working in the local antique shop. At school, she helps teachers with decorating and even creating some lessons. She gives her time to tutor her peers. Mattie has been through some tragedy in her own personal world. However, she continues to give back to her community and strives to be a successful adult.” In the nomination for Burnett, her teacher said, “Even as a new student here at EMS herself, Haley has been integral in helping orient and welcome other new students at school. She has been pulled last minute to eat with new students during lunch, show them around school, and befriend them. In addition to new students, she goes out of her way to include anyone around her. She is always up to the task of helping in any way possible and does so with a contagious smile. She is a prime example of a Shining Star on our campus and, although she would never expect recognition, she absolutely deserves the honor and would be so appreciative.” Both students were presented with a Shining Star Student certificate and a $50 Visa gift card. WALA FOX 10 TV’s meteorologist Michael White and Baldwin EMC representative Kim Frank presented the awards. Go to www.baldwinemc.com for more information on the Shining Star Student program. Nominations will be accepted until the end of May.