Our featured Student of the Month for the month of August is Reese Stainback, a senior at the Savannah Arts Academy.
Reese is described by her nominator as “a model student, a star, and always willing to lend a helping hand." In addition to being dual-enrolled, Reese gives tours, assists her peers with college applications and serves as President of the SAA Skylarks, the audition-only girls ensemble from the Savannah Arts Academy Chorale. She has over 100 community service hours volunteering for People of Action Caring for Kinds, a nonprofit committed to meeting the basic needs of children in our community. Reese is a member of the Savannah Children's Choir, and she assists with auditions for Savannah Arts. She also works part-time at Chick-Fil-A and at a local pediatrician's office.
Reese states that, “being successful in the future is motivation for her academic success in the present." She plans to earn a doctorate in Music Education and pursue a career in Nursing & Health Science.
Reese and her family were honored at the board meeting September 7, along with her principal, Mr. Bertasso. Reece received multiple gifts from our community partners, including a gift card from Members First Credit Union as well as Horne Law. In addition, she will receive a meal voucher from Chicken Salad Chick along with some Chicken Salad Chick merchandise, and a dozen cupcakes from J's Sweet Treats. Reese and her class will receive printed copies of her favorite book, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – sponsored by E. Shaver, Booksellers. Lastly, Reese will take home a portrait by Upscale Photography provided by Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools. Congratulations again, Reese!