His teachers can’t say enough about B.E.S.T. Academy eighth grader Mouhammed Bah.
“Mouhammed is a wonderful young man. He’s hard working. He’s inquisitive. He is excited about learning,” BEST Academy eighth grade language arts teacher Maria Bell told PBA 30 during a recent interview on the student.
I think education brings more wealth to being successful than any other thing in life.
That is part of why Bah was chosen as an American Graduate Champion by the Atlanta Public Schools. But there is more to this young student than class work alone.
“Mouhammed Bah leads in every way possible. One of the things he does, besides in academics, he actually studies hard and performs in grades, but outside of the classroom he’s also an awesome young man,” according to B.E.S.T. Academy Middle School Principal Hajj Womack.
“He’s one of our Golden Ambassadors and as one of our Golden Ambassadors, he takes all of our visitors around on tour and answers any questions whatsoever about B.E.S.T Academy Middle School. He is a proud B.E.S.T. man,” Womack said with pride.
In selecting Bah as an American Graduate Champion, APS officials said, among his outstanding qualities, Bah has earned the respect and admiration of school teachers and administrators, alike.
Part of that respect and admiration may come from the eighth grader’s very grown-up philosophy on the importance of school.
“Education is the key to being successful,” Bah said. “People try to get wealthy off of doing bad things, but I think education brings more wealth to being successful than any other thing in life.”
Those wise words from someone so young may be at the heart of school officials’ description of Bah as an inspiration and role model to his classmates, too, but teacher Bell believes the students sets a great example for his classmates.
“He asks for more work, which, as you know, is unusual in eighth grade boys,” Bell explained.
“He takes criticism, takes it in and then tries to learn from it and get better,” she added.
Mouhammed Bah has all the qualities an American Graduate Champion needs to be awarded the honor.
“Education is key in someone’s life in order for them to be successful,” Bah reasoned. And that is why the eighth grader is an American Graduate Champion.
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