Young man is friend to many and defender to those in need Jason Whittaker, 11, is the son of Dean and Sandi Whittaker and brother to Olivia, Claire and Elise. He is a well-liked student at Roguewood, where classmates describe him as conscientious, responsible, hardworking, organized and a young man with leadership abilities. Jason is often asked by teachers to help other students who may be struggling with their studies. A generous student, Jason serves as a school safety. His responsibilities include escorting kindergarteners to and from their classrooms and assisting them in the lunchroom. A hard worker, Jason always strives to improve. He focuses on the quality of his work, his relationships with his friends, and in his leadership in athletics. He is motivated by the satisfaction of giving his best effort. Classmates say that Jason is a friend to many and defender of those in need. In first grade he even earned a “Best Friend Award.” He is an Explore student at Roguewood. Not just academically, but athletically, Jason’s efforts to do his best are apparent. His athletic achievements include his All Star baseball team that made it to the District IX championship game in the summer of 2010. Jason’s love of sports has led him to serve as quarterback in football, center in basketball, and pitcher and third baseman in baseball. Whatever sport Jason is currently playing seems to be his favorite. He also enjoys hunting with his dad. In addition to school and sports, Jason is also very active in Crossroads Church. Roguewood Elementary School is proud to have Jason as their Example in Excellence in 2011.