Lani Hansen/Senior Reporter
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas– One Muscogee (Creek) citizen goes above and beyond at such a young age to make her parents proud and receive recognition from her school.
London Garrison is the nine-year-old daughter of Brittany and Anthony Garrison. She is in the 4th grade at Garner Fine Arts Academy in Grand Prairie, Texas. London recently received the honor of being inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS).
The NEHS is nationwide with only two other schools besides Garner in their school district that participate in this program. According to their website, NEHS was established in 2008 and recognizes students in public and nonpublic elementary schools for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated personal responsibility.
According to mother Brittany, there are four pillars of NEHS: Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Responsibility. London was selected by her school committee, as one of 19 inductees based on the four pillars.
London has shown a prime example of each of these pillars. For scholarship, she maintained a minimum GPA of 97.5.
Leadership is taking the initiative of leading without being told while in class or outside of a classroom.
“She’s a representative for her school,” Brittany said. “It’s a fine arts academy, and with the program they offer she was chosen one of six to be a fine arts ambassador for the entire campus. Meaning she will get to interview lots of people who come to visit the campus and take it back to their own.”
Service is based on what the student does outside of school in the community.
“Every year London does something to give back to the homeless community,” Brittany mentioned. “This year her and her sisters collected items such as toiletry items. They made 42 care bags to donate to the local homeless community in the area.”
Responsibility is knowing how to conduct yourself without being told.
When they heard the news about London receiving this recognition, her parents was so proud knowing she’s at school setting herself apart from the crowd.