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Students of the Week were Jamari Greenhow, Deionte Johnson-Smith, Tatianna DeHart, Brian Esquivel-Contreras, Kamir Cunningham, Dominic De La Torre, Ana Manzanares-Romero, Syed Abdul Gillani, Lizzeth Lechuga-Angeles, Ah'Tiyanna Maggitt, Brandon Lopez, Jakob Kruelle, Alexander Gaitan and Nevaeh Godwin.
The following third- through fifth-graders were recognized in their grade levels for the one-mile rabbit run:
Fifth-grade girls--Hajera Ahmadi, Jordan Ortiz, Lauren Breland, Mikelle Johnson, Karen Argueta, Kimberly Sharp, Amirah Ndebe, Tenia Brown, Natalia Hall, Madison Jones, Allison Keogh
Fifth-grade boys--Michael Weathers, Austin Rodriguez, TJ Beckford, Aaron Staggers, Rafe Croce, Andrew Neff, Erik Grabner, Sean Fijalkowski, Zachary Rogers, Anthony Longoria
Fourth-grade girls--Ainsley Griffin, Amber Meade, Makayla Baker, Chloe Oliver, Amelia Milliard, Allie Childress, Jackelyn Amaya, Kaytlynn Scites, Marina White, Ava Baugh, Brooke Keyes
Fourth-grade boys--Josh Staggers, Marcos Gonzalez, Will Patchel, Ivan Torres, Richard Weathers, Malachi Morency, Gabriel Guerrero, Tyler Hunt, Joseph Garciaguirre, Cooper Trommatter, Walter Escobar, Dillon Albin
Third-grade girls--Megan Pikkaart, Marina Englund, Janae Craig, Karrington Owens, Janelle Anderson, Lara Nordurft, Daniella Farris, Sage Beltran, Emily McLaurin, Messina White
Third-grade boys--Michael Scalercia, Kobe Oliver, Brendon Englund, Alex Stump, Kevin Halpin, Richard Lincoln,Giovanni Garibaldi, Justin Watson, Jared Melo, Jesse Eaton.
The following are Students of the Month for Cooperation: Michael Bolton, Angel Bordelon, Robert Boyd, Jack Brooks, Brooke Burzynski, Carlos Chavez Gonzalez, Joshua Clark, Natalee Crider, Jaden D'Lima, Christian Davis, Joel Delgado, Aleia Dvorak, Dylan Fleet, Jayda Gavin, Faith Girton, A.J. Gordon, Austin Gray, Alex Guido, Max Guttenberg, Maddox Haas, Ahad Hai, Ryan Hall, Braydon Hanny, John Hatzis, Jerian Hendricks, Bella Hepburn, Jeremiah Hernandez, Noah Hernandez, Kamryn Hodge, Jacob Holtzhauer, Gregory Johnson, Kobe Kirkland, Taylor Larned, Matthew Lucas, Ashanti Martin, Jacob Mockabee, Sydney Mueller, Cassandra Opoku-Mensah, Alex Oram, Nelson Paniagua, Haylie Rayl, Sarah Reid, David Reiten, Emily Riffe, Brendan Robinson, Emma Sanford, Kenny Sherrod, Micah Skiles, Brandon Spaulding, Kristen Sturgill, Reuel Tandoh, Fallon Taylor, Charlie Torchiani, Alexandra Tucker, Skyler Tucker, Savanna Valero, Maya Vallejo, Tanner Van Liew, Arianna Ventour, Madeline Vioral, Joseph Wilcher, Kira Williams and Christina Windsor.
The following are Students of the Month for Perseverance: Michael Adeoye, Zachary Ayriss, Jonathan Baba, J.R. Banks, Azenath Bargas, Larrissa Beard, Nathan Brence, Trenton Calhoun, Arabella Canter, Mariah Childs, Jabez Clark, Jonathan D'Lima, Geordan Daniel, Sasha Davis, Jacob Deditch, John Dent, Mason Durant, Abbey Dykhuis, Andrew Fadur, Steven Fadur, Rafay Hai, Ruben Hernandez, Hayden Fitzgerald, Steven Flores, Jacob Fulton, Savannah Garwood, Thomas Gill, Lauren Gregory, Megan Hart, Bradley Hudson, Kayla Ingram Byington, Ja'ron Johnson, Jessica Johnson, Tori Judkins, Caleb Kenney, Angelina Leput, Ashley Leput, Brittany Marble, Cornelious Mayes, Jade Mehringer, Tristen Muterspaw, Ayden Norris, Dimitri Peterson, Matthew Purcell, Cameryn Ramsey, Zachary Reed, Madeline Reiten, Xavier Robinson, Vincent Rosseau, Kenneth Shifflett, Amarzhae Smith, Giyento Ssekangu, Ryan Strother, Cassie Sturgill, Daniel Taylor, Aiden Torreyson, Catherine Tucker, Keaton Upton, Aiden Warren, Dillon Welch, Jordan Wickline, Sophia Woody and Bradley Zendek.
Every Tuesday and Thursday morning about 7:30 a.m., a rotating group of nine Gayle Middle School students arrive at school earlier than most of their peers to help get the video announcements ready for broadcast. For the past 10 years, under the supervision of Dorleita Ballard, many students have had the opportunity to run a full video production. What started as two cameras and a VCR has turned into a classroom of three professional video cameras, a green screen, teleprompters and a multitude of computers and television screens. As the full-time technology resource teacher, Mrs. Ballard has a multitude of technology responsibilities to help teachers in their classrooms on a daily basis, and runs the video crew two mornings per week. The video production has gotten large enough that the assistance of Rose Averett, the school's math coach, is needed to help with scripting the morning's announcements. To help the students gain a better insight into how a true television studio is operated, Mrs. Averett and Mrs. Ballard were able to facilitate a tour of NBC4 studios in Washington recently. Fifteen of the core members of the school's video production crew attended a personal tour conducted by Tom Kierein, NBC4's meteorologist on the morning news. The students who participated were in awe of how a professional studio compared with their school "newsroom."
A. G. Wright Middle
Eighth-grader Primavera Rivera Hernandez placed first in the 2012 Youth Promoting Tolerance Project Proposal Competition. This project is sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Greater Washington Area.
Brooke Point High
Jacob Phillips and Emily Thompson have met the requirements to enter the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Seven students participated in the state FBLA competition recently. Meghan Hamannwright and MJ Dicello placed first in Computer Game and Simulation Programming and will travel to San Antonio in June for the national conference. Deana Hamlin placed third in Business Presentation.
In March, students participated in the National Latin Exam, during which students are tested on their knowledge of language, history, mythology, everyday Roman life and Latin phrases.
The following students received awards for their scores on the exam:
Latin I--Michael Smith and Demetrius Hollingsworth, magna cum laude; Caleb Reynolds and Melanie Rodriguez, cum laude
Latin II--Zachary Witalec and Laura Yang, cum laude
Latin III--Joseph Grant, Yousra Neberai and Tully Thompson, summa cum laude gold medal; Chris Bass, Nick Marshall and Lyndsay Jozsa, maxima cum laude silver medal; and Kate Hampton and David Guckian, cum laude
Latin IV--Andrew Lewis, magna cum laude; and Charles Cuaresma, cum laude.