June 3, 2023

2022-2023 Eighth-Grade Awards

Fifty-eight eighth-grade students said “Goodbye, Middle School!” with a brunch followed by an awards assembly and celebration on Wednesday, May 24, in the East Gym. Students marked the end of middle school and the beginning of a great new adventure in high school by reminiscing about favorite CCS memories and thanking those who helped along the way. Mrs. Rhea, Middle School Principal, and Mrs. McGrath, middle school math teacher, began the ceremony by recognizing students who excelled in Math Olympics, achieved membership in National Junior Honor Society and maintained all A’s during their last year of middle school.

Mrs. Mary Johnson from the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter presented Katelyn Bienko the DAR Youth Leadership Award, and Mr. Bruce Williams recognized Katie Hirth and Philip Belanger for their Christian character and athletic leadership during middle school by honoring them with the Sword & Shield award. Mrs. Rhea honored Madison Mynes for her outstanding academic achievement as she received the Academic Excellence Award for having the highest grade average in eighth grade.

Eighth-grade teachers chose one student to honor with an Excellence in the Classroom award. Each teacher shared special comments about the individual who received the honor and presented a certificate to mark the event.

The final part of the program featured sweet pictures of each eighth grader as a toddler, an elementary child and finally a young teenager. Mrs. Rhea read special quotes from each student about his/her eighth-grade year; Mr. Colchado and Dr. Layton presented each student a certificate of completion of middle school. Last, Mr. Frankio, eighth-grade Bible teacher, led a prayer of protection and blessing over the eighth graders as they stepped out of middle school.

Classroom awards:

  • Bible 8 – Max Ferrell
  • Advanced ELA 8 – Maddie McCown
  • ELA 8 – Lydia Duphorne
  • Intro. to Algebra – Brooke Intrau
  • Advanced Algebra I – Elizabeth Montalbano
  • Science 8 – Madison Mynes
  • US History – Connie Quaglia
  • Spanish 1 – Jaeda Dumas
  • Architectural Drawing – Heather Haesley
  • Theater – Jack Moore
  • Music – Jaeda Dumas
  • Outstanding Fine Arts Student – Madison Mynes

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