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Westlake Wolverines stand out at Adam County Career Expo

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Westlake Wolverines stand out at Adam County Career Expo

William Merrick (left) and Maxwell Brydon (right).

We are delighted to inform you that Maxwell Brydon and William Merrick, students at Westlake Middle School, have tied with two other students as this year’s top student at the Adams County Commissioners’ Career Expo. Five different businesses recognized Maxwell and William as top students at the Expo. The Adams County Commissioners recognized Maxwell and William along with the other two students at a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 7 at 9:30AM at the Adams County Government Building.

Read what teachers at Westlake Middle School have to say about Maxwell and William

Max is an incredibly dedicated and inquisitive student. He strives for As in the classroom and advocates for himself and revises his work when needed. He's a great example and leader for his peers. I love his inquiring mind. He's particularly interested in science and chemistry. He is consistently engaged and a joy to have in class. Max is a hard-working and invested student that always strives for his best. He is a great student that leads by example, and he seems to enjoy school and learning in general.

I would say Will is resourceful and passionate about his interests. Will is thoughtful in that he tries to analyze some problems from different angles. He can usually explain concepts (especially scientific ones) in a clear manner. He's mature in how he speaks to adults.  Overall, he's a really good kid.  Will thinks outside the box regularly and is very mature when speaking verbally. He is a tactile learner that likes to get his hands on things. 

Max embodies the Westlake Way with everything he does. Max is kind and respectful to all his peers and leads with positive examples. He is invested in all his school work, never afraid to ask the tough questions if not understanding the concept, and is always willing to work a little extra to learn from his mistakes. Max has a bright future in whatever he decides to accomplish.

This story exemplifies our ELEVATE Focus Area: 21st Century Learners. Sharing stories of students who collaborate, think critically, problem-solve and are digitally literate to thrive in today’s ever-changing world.