Skyridge Middle School students earn awards

Anders Le, Sophia Wade honored for showing goodwill toward others, inspirational leadership

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Skyridge Middle School students Sophia Wade (left) and Anders Le (right) recently earned awards for showing inspirational leadership, compassion toward others in their school community. (Contributed photos courtesy of Skyridge Middle School)

Skyridge Middle School in Camas recently honored two students with awards designed to acknowledge personal contributions to the school community.

Anders Le earned the Good Will Award for demonstrating loyalty, integrity and honor and for, according to a press release issued by Skyridge, “being sensitive, caring and compassionate toward others.”

“In matters of the heart (the Good Will award recipient) always takes the high road,” the press release stated. “Anders Le is a quiet contender that has earned this reward through his kindness and compassion. Anders has been the student who could partner with any student in class.”

“He graciously welcomes people into his circle. He would be the first person to show concern for a student that appeared to be sad, or upset. His character is kind, unassuming and humble,” the press release stated. “Anders is always kind and compassionate. He makes others feel welcome and works hard to overcome obstacles.”

The school presented the awards in conjunction with the Jack, Will and Rob Center Sustaining Fund and the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington.

The next award went to Sophia Wade, a Skyridge student described in the press release as being a person who doesn’t give up but instead always tries harder.

Wade earned the Jackson Award for her “inspirational leadership” and for showing that, according to the school’s press release, “true leadership does not come from winning or being perfect. It comes from being human and from having the ability to hold oneself accountable for failure.”

“Sophia has tackled leadership roles in ASB, Builders Club, Mock Trial, WEB and Kindness Club,” the press release stated. “She showed the ultimate characteristic of an exceptional leader by being able to bring out the best in her fellow leaders. She could pair with anyone and although she had the ability to take charge and successfully run any activity, she always used her skills humbly and selflessly to bring others up to her level and work as a team.”