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Roxbury student receives Morris County Middle School Leadership Award

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Roxbury Township Public Schools recently announced that Kate McDougal, an eighth-grader at Eisenhower Middle School (EMS), received the Morris County Superintendent’s Middle School Leadership Award (MSLA) by the Morris County Association of School Administrators (MCASA) this spring.

This award is for graduating middle school students whose actions and deeds “represent a model of citizenship and leadership in their respective school community.”

Each middle school in the county selects one student from each middle school in their district to receive this honor based on academic, extracurricular, and community leadership that has had a positive impact on their school environment and someone who serves as role models for others.

EMS Assistant Principal Jessica Swaim congratulated Kate and shared why she was selected for this award.

“Congratulations to this year’s EMS recipient of the Morris County Middle School Leadership Award, Kate McDougal! Kate is an excellent student that has earned High Honor Roll each marking period of her educational career here at Eisenhower. She is an asset to all of her classes and serves as a role model to her peers by demonstrating effort, preparedness, participation, and a love of learning. Kate recognizes the importance of being a well-rounded individual so she makes time for lots of different interests. Her favorite subjects are math and science which she pursues in Math League and Academic Team. She is also involved in a number of sports teams including basketball, cross country, and softball. Kate is a Peer Leader and a participant in two school band ensembles. Eisenhower has been lucky to have her these past two years! Congrats, Kate!”

Kate was presented a personalized plaque to commemorate this award by the MCASA.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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