Rehoboth Elementary School students Serenity Lamb and Elijauh Whaley were recognized March 22 with the African American/Black Achievement Award from the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice.
Serenity, a fourth-grader, enjoys math and wants to be an elementary teacher after college, teachers said. When asked to use one word to describe her school experience, Serenity said, “grateful.” Serenity said all of her teachers are nice and she has kind friends. Teachers say Serenity comes to school ready to learn every day and tries her best in everything.
Teachers describe third-grader Elijauh as a hardworking, creative student who adds a lot to the learning experience in his classroom. Elijauh is a positive peer and great friend, and says school is a fun place to learn. His favorite subject is science, and he wants to be a scientist after college.
Each student received a $15 gift card to Browseabout Books in Rehoboth; SDARJ contributes $10 to each gift card, and Browseabout contributes $5.
SDARJ’s education committee initiated the award to recognize students in the Cape district who represent ideals of leadership, effort and excellence in their schools. A nonpartisan organization, SDARJ educates, informs and advocates for racial justice, equality and fair opportunity. For more information, go to sdarj.org.