Peabody-Burns High School 2011 alumnus Derek Schmidt has been selected as a resident assistant for Porter Hall on the Pratt Community College campus for the 2012-13 school year.
Resident assistants must maintain a 2.5 grade point average and they must enforce and uphold all school policies. They are student leaders on campus and assist residence hall directors with the security of residence halls, facility checks, and assisting residents.
Schmidt also was recognized recently by the college for outstanding participation in two theater productions put on at the school. He was recognized for outstanding participation backstage in the production, “Hairspray,” and for outstanding performance for his portrayal of Toad in “The Wind and the Willows.”
Schmidt is the son of Bruce and LaDeena Burke of Peabody.