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The Charles County Board of Education honored five students Nov. 13 for their accomplishments in academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility, which are the focus areas of the school systemís master plan.

Honored were Orianna Eldridge, a fifth-grader at Dr. James Craik Elementary School; Natalie Chirinos-Deleon, a fifth-grader at Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School; Addison Kindrick, a fifth-grader at Malcolm Elementary School; Eric Wood, a fifth-grader at J.C. Parks Elementary School; and Lauren Holmes, an eighth-grader at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School.

Orianna was honored in the area of academic achievement.

She has received straight Aís on her report card in all classes and demonstrates personal responsibility. Orianna serves as a role model for her peers and participates in extracurricular activities.

She is a member of the school chorus and band, the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement and math teams, Knowledge Bowl and is a student council representative for her class.

Natalie was honored in the area of career readiness.

She is an outstanding student and has consistently earned grades to earn a spot on the principalís honor roll.

Natalie is a member of several extracurricular activities including the safety patrol, math team, chess club and robotics. She plans to pursue a career in medicine after graduation.

Addison was honored in the area of personal responsibility. He is a positive, kind and optimistic student.

He exceeds expectations for classroom performance, personal goal setting and modeling good character and is an exemplary student.

He is consistently on the honor roll while participating in extracurricular activities. He is a member of the math team, Destination Imagination and MESA.

Eric was honored in the area of career readiness. He has earned honor roll grades each marking period and has scored advanced on the Maryland State Assessments in both reading and math.

He is involved in school activities including the math and dream teams and MESA.

After he finishes school, he plans to study to become a lawyer or detective.

Lauren was honored in the area of academic achievement.

She is an excellent student who displays great enthusiasm for her studies, is assertive and prepared in the classroom.

She is enrolled in the scholars course of study and participates in extra-curricular activities. She is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, drama club, Lego robotics and builderís club.

The board honors several students each month for their accomplishments.