Landon Smith - POG Honoree

In the Spring of 2019, the London City School District published its Portrait of a Graduate, which highlights the key skills and attitudes necessary for district graduates to have success in college and careers. Our district uses the Portrait of a Graduate to help design meaningful teaching and learning experiences for our students.

The following students were recognized during the November Regular Board of Education meeting for substantially demonstrating the district’s Portrait of a Graduate. Congratulations to each of these students!

Jaelisha Sedell - London Middle School (8th Grade)

I would like to recognize the following London Middle School student Jaelisha Sedell, as she

exemplifies the district's goal of having future-ready students.

Jaelisha Sedell is currently a 14-year-old 8th-grade student at LMS and exemplifies the district’s goal of having future-ready students. Jaelisha lives with her mother, her stepfather, and two younger sisters, who she loves being their big sister. When Jaelisha grows up, she would like to pursue a career as a police officer or a firefighter because she wants to protect people from dangerous situations and play a part in her community. When not at school, she loves playing Barbies with her younger sisters, watching movies, painting nails, and playing with make-up.

Jaelisha has a very bubbly, outgoing personality and seems to always be in a good mood. She takes great pride in her organizational abilities, and she loves to help others. In class, Jaelisha willingly accepts help and advocates for herself when she doesn't understand or needs help. She has a "Can-do" attitude and continues working until assignments are complete, even if it takes longer than expected; So, when faced with a complex and frustrating situation, she tries different solutions until she finds one that works.

Lastly, she is exceptionally generous and loves to share her snacks with her classmates. This service to others extends beyond the classroom as she has taken it upon herself to regularly clean the cafeteria microwaves so that the students have a sanitary and clean resource for heating their food.

Joshua Lickliter - London Unlimited (11th Grade)

Joshua Lickliter has been enrolled in the London Unlimited program for the last three years and demonstrates each part of our district’s Portrait of a Graduate. Joshua enjoys the program because it allows him to continue his education on a more flexible schedule, while also continuing his involvement in the school. Joshua is involved also involved in the Red Raider Theatre and Athletic programs.

Joshua has been on the Bowling team for two years and has been in many Theatre productions including Treasure Island (Captain Smokey); Newsies, (As a police officer); You Can't Take it With You (Boris Kolonkov); The Wizard of Oz (The Cowardly Lion); and most recently Romeo & Juliet (Friar Lawrence).

Landon Smith - London High School (12th Grade)

London High School proudly announces that Senior Landon Smith is the November, Portrait of A Graduate, Student of the Month. 

Landon is a great student and supports a 3.92 GPA. He has worked hard in his classes and is taking CCP Intro to LIterature, CCP Elementary Statistics, and AP Computer Science Principles this year. Landon epitomizes the Portrait of a Graduate as he takes these upper-level courses to become a better critical thinker and problem solver, skilled in literacy and numeracy, and skilled in technology. He is also a member of the National Honor Society. Landon plays basketball for the Red Raiders and actively coaches basketball and demonstrates strong communication skills by coaching youth basketball for London Parks and Recreation. Landon is a member of St. Patrick’s Church and is involved with the youth group at the London Church of the Nazarene. Landon’s work ethic, ability to do well in and out of school, and willingness to help others make him an ideal candidate for this honor.