r By Kati EvansrAnthony O’Bannon is a senior a Merit Academy. When you ask students and teachers to describe Anthony the first word that comes to most is service.
Anthony is always the first to offer to help, the last to walk away from a project, and someone who always gives his all. At Merit each of our high school students take a class called Ameritus Service Knights. This class focuses on service. Anthony has offered to work alongside the janitorial staff.
You will see Anthony buffing floors, fixing tables or other things that need to be done. They never have to ask him to do something; he just jumps in and finds things to do. Anthony also is a friend to everyone.
Anthony often is the first to notice if someone needs an extra smile, or a helping hand. No matter what is happening he always has a smile on his face and greets everyone with a happy hello.
Along with being kind and serving others Anthony is a member of the baseball team and can always be found in school plays and musicals. He works hard to get good grades and has all of the characteristics of a Merit Knight.