May 21, 2015
Middle School Students Recognized at Honors Day
Prince Avenue Christian School held their Middle School Honors Day Program in which students were recognized by their teachers and administrators for academic achievement and excellence per subject level as well as recognition in other areas of accomplishment.
Students recognized for academic achievements in Bible were Reece Wyatt, Tori Cameron, Caroline Middlebrooks, Hunger Melton, and Annie Echols. Those recognized for Christ-like character in Bible were Erin Eley, Thompson Sewell, and Delaney Cook.
Students recognized for the highest average in English were Walker Johnson, Hunter Melton, and Danny Lee. Those presented with the Poetry Recitation Award were Matthew Thompson, Chloe Ferguson, and Sam Smith.
Students recognized for the highest average in History were Reece Wyatt, Sean Adams, Mackenzie Case, Hunger Melton, Jaden Drudge, and Molly Howard.
Students presented with the “Newsie” award as Journalists of the Year were Molly Kooistra, Kali Marlowe, and Noah Schultz.
The award for highest average in Math classes were given by class: 6th grade Math was presented to Reece Wyatt, 6th grade Pre-Algebra to Evan McCall, 7th grade Math to Kathryn Anne Frierson, 7th grade Pre-Algebra to Thompson Sewell, 7th grade Honors Algebra I to Hunter Melton, and 8th grade Honors Algebra I to Abby Frost.
Students recognized for the highest average in Science were Reece Wyatt, Jake Bachman, Hunter Melton, Jared Deatrick, Abby Frost, and Sam Smith.
Performing Arts students were recognized in several areas of achievement. “Leadership” was given to JJ Hudson. “Most Improved” was given to Phillip Kelley. “Outstanding Performer” was given to Riley Wilson, Gracyn Behr, Walker Johnson and Matthew Thompson.
Girls Chorus students were recognized in two areas of achievement. “Leadership” was given to Kathryn Anne Frierson, Gracie Ricketts, and Lucy Henderson. “Outstanding Vocalist” was given to Chloe Ferguson.
In both Performing Arts and Girls Chorus, the students who had been in those classes for all three years of Middle School were recognized for their contribution to Prince Fine Arts with the “Encore Award”. For Performing Arts, the “Encore Award” was given to Ryan Stiles, Payton Bowles, Elijah Hynes, Mack Simmons, Colton Parrish, and Bradley Lastinger. For Girls Chorus, the “Encore Award” was given to Madison Britt.
Students recognized for their achievements in Drama were Meg Chandler and Brittany Clark. “Outstanding Performance” for performances in Mulan were given to Thompson Sewell and Chloe Ferguson.
Awards given for Intermediate Band included “Most Outstanding Performer – Camille Hardin and Kellie Cucuzza, “Most Improved Performer” – Jake Bachman and Livi Richt, “Best Servant” – Ellen Patton, and “Best Leader” – Jaxon Connerley.
Awards given for Middle School Advanced Band included “Most Outstanding Performer” – Caleb Land and Jack Johnston, “Most Improved Performer” – Curtis Batchelor and Sean Adams, “Best Servant “ – Shannon Lee, “Best Leader” – Tanner Iley.
Nate Aldin was presented the “Director’s Award” by Band Director Miles Adams. Mr. Adams also recognized those students who had participated in the different festival events and honor bands throughout the school year.
The Physical Education coaches recognized students for achievement in three different areas. The “Colossians 3:17 Wolverine Determination Award” was given to the following students: 6th Grade – Abby Cearley, Emma Allen, Olivia Shiver, Charles Scoggins, Nick Katsegaines, and Reid Murray. 7th Grade – Meg Chandler, Lindsay Rogers, Faith Steele, Jacob Bennett, Charlie Kahlstorf, Jack Johnston. 8th Grade – Brittan Clark, Delaney Cook, Lilly Henderson, Curtis Batchelor, Daniel Harper, and Rod Platt.
The “Matthew 7:12 Sportsmanship Award” was given to the following students: 6th Grade – Elizabeth Brantley, Cassie Atha, Gabriella Rice, Kevin Bailey, Evan McCall, and Caleb Ellard. 7th Grade – Emilie David, Seele Jarret, Kathryn Anne Frierson, Hamilton Culpepper, Bryason Seay, and Jack Robach. 8th Grade – Molly Howard, Sarah Kelley, Sam Smith, Buck Leffingwell, Foster White, and James Brinson.
The PE “Excellence Award” was given to the following students: 6th Grade – Molly Kooistra, Elizabeth Coleman, Maggie Allen, JJ Hudson, Jake Johnson, and Landon Owens. 7th Grade – Caroline Middlebrooks, Ansely Hall, Aleah Crane, Max Johnson, Trey Stiels, and Hunter Melton. 8th Grade – Madison Britt, Lolly Titshaw, Janie Henderson, Cade Murray, Josh Hilton, and Mack Simmons.
A representative from the Apalachee Chapter of the NSDAR, Mrs. Ramona Lord, came to recognize all of those students who submitted essays to the Daughters of the American Essay Contest. Prince Avenue Christian School submitted the most essays of any other school, and the winning essays were submitted by PACS 8th Graders Brittany Clark and Patrick Brannen who tied for first place with the exact same score.
Students who participated in the the ACSI Math Olympics were recognized with certificates and ribbons. Those students were Hendley Jones, Audrey Bliss, Molly Kooistra, Caleb Ellard, Joe Conner, Jack Robach, Joey Young, Jack Johnston, Jared Deatrick, Jaden Drudge, Caleb Land, Sam Smith, Brittany Clark, Daniel Harper, Danny Lee, Madison Britt, and Abby Frost.
Students who participated in the ACSI Spelling Bee were recognized with certificates. Those students were Walker Johnson, Hendley Jones, Logan Brown, Reece Wyatt, Logan Thomas, Madelynn Daniel, Danny Lee, Patrick Brannen, Sam Smith< Jack Robach, Caleb Land, Shannon Lee, and Savannah Huskey. The PACS School Spelling Bee Winner was Danny Lee.
Students who were recognized for their participation in the ACSI Geography Bee were Joe Conner, Hugh Laughlin, Jaxon Connerley, Jacob Bennett, Trent Nesbit, Hunger Melton, Daniel Harper, Abby Frost, Patrick Brannen, and Danny Lee. The PACS Geography Bee winner was Trent Nesbit.
Those students who excelled in the Accelerate Reader Program were recognized for their accomplishments. 1st Place went to Seth Ward, 2nd Place went to Jaden Drudge, and 3rd Place went to Logan Brown.
Academic Team Medals were presented by Middle School Principal Becky Callaway. “Most Valuable” went to Danny Lee, “Rookie of the Year” went to Hendley Jones, and “Most Improved” went to Hunter Melton and Jaden Drudge.
The 2014-2015 Wolverine Scholar recognized for his achievements in the Duke TIP program was 7th Grader Jaden Drudge.
The Wolverine Academician Awards were given to the top three academic students per grade level. The 6th Grade awards were Bronze – Walker Johnson, Silver – Jake Bachman, and Gold – Reece Wyatt. The 7th Grade awards were Bronze – Reid Baker and Mackenzie Case, Silver – Jaden Drudge, Gold – Hunter Melton. The 8th Grade awards were Bronze – Molly Howard, Silver – Danny Lee, and Gold – Sarah Kelley.
Three students were recognized for Christ-like character with a new award designed to provide encouragement for all Middle School students and help them understand that their actions and their walk with Christ is noticed by teachers. These awards were given to 6th Grader Erin Eley, 7th Grader Thompson Sewell, and 8th Grader Delaney Cook.