ADHD

Georgia student with ADHD receives award for 'Most Likely to Not Pay Attention'

A Georgia mother said she was outraged when her teenage daughter with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) received a school award for "Most Likely to Not Pay Attention" on Tuesday. 

Nicole Edwards said her 14-year-old daughter, who attends Memorial Middle School in Rockdale County, came home with the trophy after going to a school assembly, according to Fox 5 DC

"I feel like it was very derogatory, I feel like it was humiliating and this was held as an assembly with the school," Edwards told Fox 5 DC. 

Edwards said her daughter was initially voted as "most likely to ask a question that has already been answered." 

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"You guys are calling me when you’re having problems with her in school, when you’re having problems with her not paying attention or not getting it and then you give her an award for it," Edwards said.

"Why call me to discipline her, but yet you turn around and give her an award for it, it doesn't make sense."

The mother said she wants the school to conduct an investigation into the incident and she was "deeply hurt" by the situation. 

Rockdale County Schools issued a statement to Fox 5 DC saying they are investigating the incident. 

"I can assure you that Rockdale County Public Schools will not condone anything that may cause student embarrassment or humiliation. We will take appropriate action to address this situation upon gathering all of the facts," the spokesperson said. 

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