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    We are excited to introduce our new Standout Student!

    It is always special to recognize the great students we have in our district working diligently inside and outside the classroom to make Henry County the best it can be.

    Henry County Schools is pleased to recognize Nicole Hand as a Standout Student in our district and we’d like you to know more about her!

    Name: Nicole Hand
    School: Rock Spring Elementary
    Grade: 5th
    Principal: Tracy Blackburn

    Principal  Blackburn shared this about Nicole:

    Nicole has always shared her love for animals with her peers and the staff here at Rock Spring, but because of her enthusiasm for dogs; she has developed a more of an interest in reading and can’t get enough of learning about what she loves the most – animals!

    In fact, during her birthday month in September, Nicole had a choice to have a birthday party, but she chose to start a fundraiser for our local Henry County Sheriff’s Department and their K-9 unit. Actually, through this experience, many of us at Rock Spring learned a lot about safety in the Henry County Sheriff’s K-9 department. While Nicole originally wanted to raise money to purchase bulletproof vests for the K-9’s, it turned out that the K-9’s actually needed an antidote called Narcan which protects them from actually getting sick due to their dangerous job of sniffing and inhaling dangerous toxins from various drugs. I never thought about K-9’s being at risk for overdosing until Nicole brought this to our attention through her birthday fundraiser. It’s always an honor when students at your school show compassion towards others and their community, and Nicole has done this. This is why she STANDS OUT and is a STAND OUT STUDENT.

    We are not only grateful to hear about Nicole extending her birthday to look after our Sheriff’s Department and their K-9 unit. But, we are proud of Nicole because she is a huge part of our Positive Behavior Support program here at Rock Spring which encourages being thoughtful and caring. She’s a ROCK star as she grows in academics and socially. Here at Rock Spring, being a ROCK star means being Responsible, Orderly, Cooperative and Kind. 

    Nicole has not only extended her kindness to our school, but also to our community, law enforcement, and the K-9’s that work with them every day. Nicole is a responsible student here at Rock Spring who is loved by her peers, teachers, and her Rock Spring family. We are proud to call her a Rockin’ Roadrunner!

    Congratulations Nicole! You are and will always be a STAND OUT STUDENT for now, and forever more!