Nine King George High School (KGHS) seniors were honored at the 2012 Senior Awards Ceremony on June 6 for their participation in the Student 2 Student (S2S) peer transition program.
The students were recognized for their hard work in helping transitioning students at KGHS to feel comfortable, have good peer relationships and have a positive experience in the school and the community. Certificates of recognition were presented by Tom Kubalewski, Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP) Director of Fleet and Family Readiness Programs, and Lolita Gunter, NSASP School Liaison Officer.
KGHS S2S participants honored for the 2011-2012 school year were Destiny Levere, Tahir Ahmad, Christina Washington, Carrisa Jeffers, Cole Pates-Clift, Vickie Ho, Ray Celeste Tanner, William Antosz II, and Quoc Duong, KGHS Class of 2012 valedictorian and recipient of an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy.
In addition to certificates, participating students received purple cords to wear with their graduation robes on June 16. The color of the cords symbolizes the efforts and important goals set and met by KGHS S2S volunteers - to help students who are coming and going at KGHS; to help students feel comfortable with their transition; to give fellow students good peer and adult relationships; and to give transitioning students a positive look at the King George community.
Student 2 Student is a student-led, school-managed program that confronts the challenges of transitioning. The S2S club is a way for new students to become familiar with their new community through guidance from their peers. The program is available to all new students and provides them with assistance with guidance, acceptance, peer relationships and relevant information on the community.
The KGHS S2S program vowed to "work with all new students to establish a great working relationship. No one will be left out! 100% acceptance!" Ms. Maggie Journigan of the KGHS guidance department oversees the S2S program at KGHS.