Exceptional student Johan Richardson

New Scotland calendar student Johan Richardson

Congratulations to fifth grader Johan Richardson, who proudly represents New Scotland Elementary in the district's 2019-20 wall calendar.

Johan was recognized at a special reception on Oct. 2.

Johan is a friend to many and a friend to all. Where he used to undermine his abilities, he is now able to appreciate his strengths, utilizing them with pride and purpose.

Once upon a time, Johan perceived himself as an individual with a negative persona. Nowadays, he understands his worthiness and his ability to be a positive role-model in both a school and societal setting.  In addition, Johan has a great understanding of purpose: the purpose of an education, the purpose of meaning, and the purpose of life. Instead of Johan dwelling on the negative, he now approaches scenarios with an open mind and an open heart.

New Scotland Elementary is proud to recognize Johan Richardson as a student of excellence in this year’s calendar.