• September 26, 2016

Crossroads student is humble leader

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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 4:30 am

Although there are several Crossroads High School students who deserve to be recognized for their accomplishments, Michael Reid showcases what it is to be a leader, mentor and role model for others to follow, said teacher Ronald Sursa.

“He stands out from among his peers in that he is a student who strives to better himself each and every day,” Sursa said. “Mr. Reid is always looking out for others. In doing this, he is ethical in the decisions and choices he makes and does his best to make sure he is accepting of all.”

When given a task by teachers, Sursa said Reid is principled in doing what is right. He accepts his peers as they are and respects each and every student’s view, even if it is not his own.

He encourages others to step up and do the same. He looks at Crossroads as a family of students who can achieve anything, and he will do whatever it takes to help.

While on a trip to Washington, D.C., Reid represented the Copperas Cove Independent School District at a youth leadership conference.

Crossroads Student Council President Camryn Staggs said Reid showed her during this time what it takes to be both a friend and leader.

“Miles away from home and dealing with personal challenges, he helped ensure I made the most out of the trip while continuing to represent CCISD at its best,” Staggs said.

Sursa said one thing that sets Reid apart from other students is that he is humble in the choices he makes. He likes to help, but does not look for the pats on the backs as others do. He is happy with just being that student who can care for others.

Around teachers and students, he is open-minded in that he listens and considers everyone’s viewpoints before he makes a choice.

He not only is a person who strives to do well around his peers and others, he is a student who strives to do his best academically. He is committed to success in and out of the classroom. He is a student who contributes to the success of Crossroads and helps promote a positive school culture through his actions and words.

“I feel Michael shows a great example of what it is to be a Crossroads Student of the Month,” Sursa said. “He represents the whole student from academics to his personal character. His character sets him apart and qualifies him for (Crossroads Student of the Month).”

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