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WHITMAN-HANSON REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL 600 Franklin Street, Whitman, Massachusetts 02382 (781) 618-7455 FAX (781) 618-7098 To whom it may concern: I am pleased to write this recommendation on behalf of Mike Smith, who I have known for the last three years. I first met Mike as a sophomore when he was assigned to my seminar class, which is an advisory and directed study period where students can receive extra help. In addition to seminar, Mike was assigned to my strategies course in which he was explicitly taught research-based active learning skills. Since sophomore year, I have had him in four additional classes. Over the years I have had the opportunity to watch Mike grow as a learner, and although he continues to struggle at times, his attitude toward his school work has matured. Mike is an outgoing young man with an engaging sense of humor. He is described by friends and family as loyal and committed, and who is involved in his community. For example, Mike took the initiative to create a website raising money and awareness for brain injury research after his cousin past away from an aneurism following a car accident. He has been an active member of his church community for eleven years and has worked with the Cerebral Palsy of Massachusetts organization. Mike charismatic personality and motivation will be assets to whatever he chooses to do in his life, and I look forward to hearing about his future contributions to his community. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Respectfully submitted, John Doe John Doe ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ MISSION STATEMENT We, the Whitman-Hanson Regional High School Community, are committed to the intellectual, ethical, emotional, and social development of our students as well as to their physical well-being. We strive to promote their independence and to impart the values of citizenship and respect for others. We prepare students for the future by combining a challenging, traditional core of learning with a demanding, varied curriculum. We hold the students accountable for their actions and responsible for their education. In order to give all students the opportunity to become lifelong learners and productive members of society, we promote learning as an enterprise shared by staff, parents, students, and the community.
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