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U.S. Africa Command Presents Performance Awards to Robinson Barracks Students
More than 100 seventh graders from Robinson Barracks Middle School were presented with academic improvement awards by Major General Michael Snodgrass, U.S. Africa Command Chief of Staff, on April 21, 2009. <br /> <br />The awards are part of a U.S.
STUTTGART, Germany - Robinson Middle School 7th grade students Karissa Hilliard and Alesha Gray stand with their proud fathers U.S. Air Force Major Eric Hilliard and U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Don Gray April 21, 2009 after the students received their certificates for having a grade point average of 3.5 or better during the 3rd quarter of the school year.  This U.S. Africa Command educational partnership effort recognizes students who raise their course grades by at least one letter. More than 100 students, who are children of U.S. Africa Command and U.S. European Command employees, received certificates during the 3rd quarter. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel P. Lapierre, U.S. Africa Command)
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Photo 1 of 3: STUTTGART, Germany - Robinson Middle School 7th grade students Karissa Hilliard and Alesha Gray stand with their proud fathers U.S. Air Force Major Eric Hilliard and U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Don Gray April 21, 2009 after the students received their certificates for having a grade point average of 3.5 or better during the 3rd quarter of the school year. This U.S. Africa Command educational partnership effort recognizes students who raise their course grades by at least one letter. More than 100 students, who are children of U.S. Africa Command and U.S. European Command employees, received certificates during the 3rd quarter. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel P. Lapierre, U.S. Africa Command) Download full-resolution version
STUTTGART, Germany - Robinson Middle School students, parents and teachers listen to Major General Michael Snodgrass, U.S. Africa Command Chief of Staff as he gives a speech about academic performance during an award ceremony for 7th graders April 21, 2009. This recognition is part of the Performance Improvement Program sponsored by U.S. Africa Command which recognizes students who raise their course grades by at least one letter. More than 100 students, who are children of U.S. Africa Command and U.S. European Command employees, received certificates during the 3rd quarter. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel P. Lapierre, U.S. Africa Command)
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Photo 2 of 3: STUTTGART, Germany - Robinson Middle School students, parents and teachers listen to Major General Michael Snodgrass, U.S. Africa Command Chief of Staff as he gives a speech about academic performance during an award ceremony for 7th graders April 21, 2009. This recognition is part of the Performance Improvement Program sponsored by U.S. Africa Command which recognizes students who raise their course grades by at least one letter. More than 100 students, who are children of U.S. Africa Command and U.S. European Command employees, received certificates during the 3rd quarter. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel P. Lapierre, U.S. Africa Command) Download full-resolution version
STUTTGART, Germany - Robinson Middle School students, parents and teachers listen to Major General Michael Snodgrass, U.S. Africa Command Chief of Staff as he gives a speech about academic performance during an award ceremony for 7th graders April 21, 2009. This recognition is part of the Performance Improvement Program sponsored by U.S. Africa Command which recognizes students who raise their course grades by at least one letter. More than 100 students, who are children of U.S. Africa Command and U.S. European Command employees, received certificates during the 3rd quarter. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel P. Lapierre, U.S. Africa Command)
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Photo 3 of 3: STUTTGART, Germany - Robinson Middle School students, parents and teachers listen to Major General Michael Snodgrass, U.S. Africa Command Chief of Staff as he gives a speech about academic performance during an award ceremony for 7th graders April 21, 2009. This recognition is part of the Performance Improvement Program sponsored by U.S. Africa Command which recognizes students who raise their course grades by at least one letter. More than 100 students, who are children of U.S. Africa Command and U.S. European Command employees, received certificates during the 3rd quarter. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel P. Lapierre, U.S. Africa Command) Download full-resolution version
STUTTGART, Germany - Robinson Middle School 7th grade students Karissa Hilliard and Alesha Gray stand with their proud fathers U.S. Air Force Major Eric Hilliard and U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Don Gray April 21, 2009 after the students received their certificates for having a grade point average of 3.5 or better during the 3rd quarter of the school year.  This U.S. Africa Command educational partnership effort recognizes students who raise their course grades by at least one letter. More than 100 students, who are children of U.S. Africa Command and U.S. European Command employees, received certificates during the 3rd quarter. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel P. Lapierre, U.S. Africa Command)
STUTTGART, Germany - Robinson Middle School students, parents and teachers listen to Major General Michael Snodgrass, U.S. Africa Command Chief of Staff as he gives a speech about academic performance during an award ceremony for 7th graders April 21, 2009. This recognition is part of the Performance Improvement Program sponsored by U.S. Africa Command which recognizes students who raise their course grades by at least one letter. More than 100 students, who are children of U.S. Africa Command and U.S. European Command employees, received certificates during the 3rd quarter. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel P. Lapierre, U.S. Africa Command)
STUTTGART, Germany - Robinson Middle School students, parents and teachers listen to Major General Michael Snodgrass, U.S. Africa Command Chief of Staff as he gives a speech about academic performance during an award ceremony for 7th graders April 21, 2009. This recognition is part of the Performance Improvement Program sponsored by U.S. Africa Command which recognizes students who raise their course grades by at least one letter. More than 100 students, who are children of U.S. Africa Command and U.S. European Command employees, received certificates during the 3rd quarter. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel P. Lapierre, U.S. Africa Command)
More than 100 seventh graders from Robinson Barracks Middle School were presented with academic improvement awards by Major General Michael Snodgrass, U.S. Africa Command Chief of Staff, on April 21, 2009.

The awards are part of a U.S. Africa Command Improvement Performance Program recognizing Stuttgart area middle school students, children of U.S. Africa Command and U.S. European Command employees, who improve at least one letter grade in any given subject or improve their overall grade point average.

“The reason we have this program is to help students achieve success in their education,” said Snodgrass.

“It doesn’t mean students aren’t successful if they’re not on the honor roll,” Snodgrass continued, as he shared two important components of success: "showing up on time and working hard."

During the assembly, Robinson Middle School principal, Dr. Shirley Sheck, emphasized the value of a good education. “Please continue to do your best every single day,” Sheck said.

Third quarter awards will be presented to 6th grade students at Robinson Barracks on April 23 and to 8th grade students on April 29. Improvement awards will be given to Boeblingen Middle School students as well.

U.S. Africa Command will continue to recognize Stuttgart area middle school students each quarter for their hard work and dedication.
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