‘Every day Tate is here, North Rockford Middle School is a better place’
Tate is the son of Stephanie and John Bates and James Lewis. He is a person who never gives up or thinks he cannot accomplish something. This student follows his heart and always shows kindness. His peers and the staff at North Rockford Middle School appreciate his unique sense of humor.
“Every day Tate is here, North Rockford Middle School is a better place,” his teachers say of him. Tate shows a positive attitude in all he does and has a “never say die” attitude. Tate is described as sensitive, inquisitive, considerate and kind. His cheerful attitude and optimism in thinking the best of others make him enjoyable to be around.
Also a good student, Tate has earned the Principal’s Honor Roll every marking period and was selected to be a Northern Lights tutor and mentor. He enjoys football where he works hard to be his best and is a strong team player. He is also a tennis player, and he goes out of his way to help those less skilled. Tate is also involved in the activities of Rockford United Methodist Church.
Tate is a student who works hard to achieve his best, but never hesitates to help others. He has an overwhelming love for his family and wants to please them with his success. Staff at North Rockford Middle School believe Tate’s strength of character and his belief in the goodness of others make him an Example in Excellence at North Rockford Middle School.