Ava is an exceptional student who shows leadership, in and out of the classroom, in a kind and quiet manner.
She always leads by example in the classroom and in extracurricular activities.  She fully engages in every activity she is involved in, whether it is in the classroom or as a member of the basketball, volleyball, and track teams.
She has high expectations for herself and her peers admire her for it.  She shows great responsibility in the classroom by advocating not only for herself but also for the learning of her peers.
She is the kindest student and respects all of her teachers and peers.
For her leadership inside and outside the classroom and the kindness she shows others, the Board of Education is pleased to recognize Ava Shah as the Above and Beyond Award winner for Westfield Middle School in April.