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For Release: November 1, 2006


State Board Recognizes November Student of the Month

In addition to maintaining perfect school attendance, David B. Geeter II is an active competitor on his Mathematics League team, serves as his class representative on the student council, and, unsurprisingly, is ranked among the nation’s “Who’s Who Among High School Students.”

It is for those reasons and more that David was honored Wednesday morning by the State Board of Education as the November Student of the Month. 

“As a high school student, David has an impressive resume,” State Board President Dr. Arnold G. Hyndman said.  “He is a well-rounded student whose interest in the environment is having a positive impact on our quality of life in New Jersey. He is precisely the type of person we want all students in the state to emulate.

Geeter, a senior at the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Sciences in Ocean County, is involved in student government, the scuba club, the sailing club and Mathematics League.  He was president of his class as a freshman and sophomore and is co-captain of the sailing squad.

Among David’s many activities, he works as a New Jersey Watershed Stewards Program ambassador and is currently modifying a nature trail for the visually impaired at Cooper Environmental Center at Cattus Island County Park. 

“David is a prime example of what’s great about New Jersey schools,” said Commissioner of Education Lucille E. Davy.  “I am especially impressed with his work in math competitions and think he’s an excellent role model for his peers.”
 
Each month during the school year, the State Board of Education recognizes an outstanding student or students from one of the 21 counties in the state.  Last month, the Board recognized Kelsey Von Tish, a senior at Hunterdon Central Regional High School.

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