Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

October 2023 Student of the Month

Published on: 11/1/2023

Our Student of the Month for October is an 8th grader at The STEM Academy at Bartlett Middle School. This high honor roll student is enthusiastic about STEM, according to his teachers. He is an active class participant and works hard to expand his knowledge through activities and assignments.   

Our student of the month is described as motivated, dedicated, and having a cheerful outlook. In addition, he is always kind to everyone he meets and is willing to help classmates. He has been a quarterfinalist in the National Science Bee, placed first in the Regional Science Olympiad for Rock-Hound and 24 Game, and third in the Barge Building.  He took his 24-game honors to the next competition level and placed 7th in the entire state! He is also an avid reader and took first place in the Reading Bowl. He is a National Junior Honor Society Member and placed in the top 10 of the National Science Fair.  

When he is not winning the Science Olympiad, the Science Bee, or the Reading Bowl, you can find this scholar on the soccer pitch in Pooler, volunteering for his church, or helping out at the local food pantry.   

When asked what motivates him for academic success, our student replied “I am motivated to strive for academic success because I believe that I should make use of the opportunities people before us have fought for. Additionally, I was taught that education is the key to improve not only one person’s life, but to improve the world as a whole."    

We are proud to announce the Superintendent’s Student of the Month for October 2023 is Deverell Goldson! Congratulations to Deverell, his family, and the faculty and staff at The STEM Academy at Bartlett. Special thanks to his nominators from the STEM Academy Nakeesh Quary and Cemone Moore.  

Deverell is taking home multiple gifts from our community partners – Members First Credit Union, Advertising Specialties, Georgia United Credit Union, Savannah State University, Georgia Southern University, Gulfstream, Plant Riverside District Gelato, Savannah Music Festival, and Bahama Joes. Deverell and students of his English/Language Arts class will receive printed copies of his favorite book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer from our sponsor E. Shaver Booksellers. Lastly, Deverell will take home a portrait by Upscale Photography provided by Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools. ​​

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