Carl Sandburg Middle School student Christopher P. Tadie, 13, was nominated for the Bob Beatty Memorial Award from the Fort Hunt Youth Association.
Chris has participated in FHYAA basketball for six years as a player; he will be a youth coach next season.
He has always displayed great effort, sportsmanship, and, through hard work, increased talent. The team he has played on has always done well, playing in the championship game of the post-season tournament and/or winning the regular-season championship every year.
Chris is a talented player who has dedicated countless hours to the game. He has always been a great rebounder and has also increased his scoring every year. This year, he has had high games of 15 and 10 points, a good number given scores that are generally in the 30s and 40s.
At Carl Sandburg Middle School, where he in the eighth-grade, he has been on the honor roll every quarter. He was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society in seventh grade. He is taking a challenging course load, including honors courses as well as two high-school credit courses (Algebra and Spanish).
In seventh grade, Chris was named "Student of the Quarter" for the second quarter for his outstanding achievements in scholastics, citizenship, and community service. While a student at Waynewood Elementary, Chris did exceptionally well. In fifth and sixth grade, he won the Challenge 24 math contest for his school and was one of 24 students who qualified for the Fairfax County competition.
He is an active member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church Youth Group. In his church confirmation class while he was in sixth-grade, he participated in a class community service project at a food pantry in the District and visited places of worship for several faiths. He also served as an active participant in the "Jeremiah Project," a week of service to the disadvantaged in the Winchester area, where he worked on several houses, building a deck, painting, and doing landscaping. Chris will participate in the "Jeremiah Project" again this summer, from June 22-28. At Aldersgate, Chris is a also member of the "Psalm 150" Youth Band/Choir, which is scheduled to visit the Orlando, from July 12-19 to perform at a local Methodist Church and to conduct community service projects for disadvantaged residents of the Orlando area.