Autumn Crook of DeKalb West Named "Classroom Champion"

May 18, 2017
Dwayne Page & Bill Conger
DeKalb West School Principal Sabrina Farler, Jana Crook, Autumn Crook, and Smithville Attorney Jim Judkins (Bill Conger Photo)

This week’s “Classroom Champion” award goes to Autumn Crook, a first grader at DeKalb West School.

The award was presented Thursday by Smithville Attorney Jim Judkins.

Autumn is the daughter of Patrick and Jana Crook.

A student in Ashlee Thomason’s homeroom, Autumn says she likes to “learn more stuff” but math is her favorite subject. She enjoys drawing, riding bikes, and helping people. Autumn has two dogs, Liz and Bella along with several cats. When she grows up, Autumn wants to be a Nurse Practitioner.

In an effort to recognize achievements of students in the DeKalb County School System, WJLE has partnered with attorney Judkins in featuring a “Classroom Champion” each week.

The name of the student selected each week will be announced on WJLE and will be featured on the WJLE website. Each student winning will receive a plaque and a gift certificate.

“This is our way of recognizing and celebrating the achievements of the future citizens and leaders of the community. It can benefit their learning and overall school atmosphere and climate. The students' selection is based on academic performance, responsibility and work ethic, leadership abilities, and citizenship and character,” said Judkins.

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