New awards recognize local students for outstanding school work and citizenship
Ocean City, MD (May 11, 2017) – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ocean City is proud to announce the first winners of its new Incredible Kid awards.
Kelis Sandifer (7th grade) and Da’Ijah Dickerson (8th grade), both from Stephen Decatur Middle School in Berlin, Md., are the winners for the month of April.
Kelis won the award for improving her academic status this term in three courses. Da’Ijah earned the award for improving in five subjects as well as her outstanding behavior. Both students received an Incredible Kid certificate and family passes to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Ocean City.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ocean City is working with area schools to award students who have excelled in many different areas. The Incredible Kid awards aim to recognize elementary through high school students for their commitment to hard work, respect, trustworthiness, responsibility, caring, acts of kindness, improving their grades, and citizenship.
Each month teachers from area schools send in their nominations and explain what makes these students Incredible Kids. General Manager Brandon Ely and Group Sales Manager Audra Ely read every nominee and choose a representative from each grade at each school. Every nominee receives an Incredible Kid Nominee Award certificate and a free ticket to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ocean City. The overall winners also receive an Incredible Kid Award certificate and a free pass for their entire family.
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About Ripley Entertainment
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ocean City is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com) family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment. More than 14 million people visit its 100-plus attractions in 12 countries each year. In addition to its 32 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in countries around the world. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.