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Jalen Smith - (CotW) Kindness and Compassion

Georgia Military College Prep School recognizes Jalen Smith for earning the Character of the Week Award in demonstrating the virtues of Kindness and Compassion. “I would like to nominate Cadet Jalen Smith for Character of the Week for the virtues of kindness and compassion. Several weeks ago one of our faculty members lost her grandmother to a heart attack. The funeral was in another state, so our faculty member was absent from school for several days due to travel. On her first day back to school since arriving returning from the funeral, I witnessed Jalen Smith giving her a plant and a sympathy card where he expressed genuine compassion for her loss. I know that a number of students felt as Jalen did, but he went the extra mile by bringing her a plant and a sympathy card. I am proud of Jalen for acknowledging the situation and taking time out of his very busy schedule to brighten the spirits of a fellow teacher. Great job Jalen!” Nominated on April 13, 2010 By MAJ Anne Mason Science Department Chair