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The following students were top readers for the month of March:
Preschool--Madison Rodriguez, Nia Davis
Kindergarten--Matthew Borovina, Michaela Kortman, Katie Marshall, Veronika Becker, Lauren Dockendorff, Nathan Davis, Emily Watts, Emma Pieri
First grade--Gabriella Barner, Skyler Mack, Abbie Brown Brendon Betik, Emily Arvesen, Andy Cubias-Alvarado, Ean Drqiega
Second grade--Ruby Cook, Destiny Wooten, Douglas Boravina, Addie Kortman, Kyla Harpe, Daniel Staggers, Ella Torres, Kayla King-Claure
Third grade--Amari Walker, Julia Gaskins, Tiffany Truax, Megan Pikkaart, Brendon Englund, Ellie Pieri
Fourth grade--Jennifer Kerstetter, Conner McKevitt, Walkter Escobar, Jai'lyn Lugo, Dylan Doyle, Alexis Garciaguirre, Elay Ahmadi
Fifth grade--Arron Staggers, Kimberly Sharp, Justin Lora, Hajera Ahmadi, Adnan Rahman, Nathaniel Frimpong, Charlotte Mulder, Hailey Kortman.
The following students were winners of the fifth-grade Math Problem Solving Challenge for April:
First place--Aidan Hughes and Andrew Knutson
Second place--Emilie Brandt-Hare, Ethan Hodge, Jessica Jerrell, Jacob Mockabee, Sarah Reid, Vincent Rousseau, Jorge Vargas and Shiari Wilcher.
The following were winners in the April Word Master Challenge:
First place--Alyanna Lee and Catherine McHugh
Second place--Garrett Cunningham and Sarah Reid
Third place--Shiari Wilcher
First place--Jillian Brence and Mason Oberle
Second place--Gretchen Guttenberg and Jason Wilkie
Third place--Valerie Dalencourt, Brayden Hanny, Christopher Kushner and Matthew Mooney
First place--Erin McDonald
Second place--Matthew Sober and Nicholas Woods
Third place--Kanini Muturi and Cassie Sturgill.
Reading Month at Widewater Elementary school was a huge success with the theme "Reading Is on the Loose with Dr. Seuss," which included students keeping a reading log for the month. The Reading Center set a schoolwide goal of 4,500 hours and the students went above and beyond with 5,955 hours.
Top readers from each grade for Week 4 were:
Kindergarten--Hannah Hearn, Caleb Ready, Braydon Jefferson, Evangelina Roth, Sean Cummerford, Dominick Hopkins
First grade--Michael Capistran, Nolan Henslee, Antonia Tucker, McKayla Williams, Sadie Jordan
Second grade--Travis Seitz, Kenneth Duku, Aidain Hopkins, Ariana Smile, Parker Wood
Third grade--Joash Escobar, Madison Mack, Adalyn Perez, Emily Velasquez, Marion Ramara, Augustine Duku
Fourth grade--Riley Henslee, Jordan Heap, James Grotbert, Roger Martinez-Navarro, Aaron Haaf
Fifth grade--Delaney McFaden, Kendra Burress, Aniya Diamond, Johana Vargas-Felix, Noah Chavez.
The class with the most overall reading minutes for April was Maureen Cremmins' fourth-grade class with 22,699 minutes. Second place went to Christina Seibert's fifth-grade class with 21,858 minutes. Other classroom winners were: kindergarten, Emailee Owens; first grade, Amee Mirskov; second grade, Ann Steimer; and third grade, Brenda Mason.
The school Science Fair was held recently. The following students placed with their projects:
First place--Sean Commerford
Second place--Sam Chapman
Third place--Aidan Draughn
First place--Jamison Mulvihill
Second place--Joe Edwards
Third place--Nolan Henslee
First place--Joseph Ryerson
Second place--Duncan Geissler
Third place--Nathan Chapman
First place--Thomas Ryerson
Second place--Allie Steimer
Third place--JD Dickinson
First place--Tabitha Paulus
Second place--Malijah Ford
Third place--Kory Bliss and Mark Shapiro
First place--Jeffrey Truong
Second place--Bethany Flaco
Third place--Dylan Sweigart and DMitri Stevens.
Students in third through fifth grades have been participating in the WordMasters Challenge. This competition is sponsored by Destine Bradshaw, Focus Resource teacher. Winners were:
First place--Marion Kamara
Second place--Augstine Duku
Third place--Adalyn Perez
First place--Tyler Sivia
Second place--Riley Henslee
Third place--Raven Whitehurst
First place--Dennis Geissler
Second place--Trey Clark
Third place--Caleb Duniver.
Physical education teacher Carolyn Erbaugh and Gayle Middle School are the recipients of the $1K Play 60 Challenge Fitness Grant for Region 3. The fitness grant is sponsored by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and the commonwealth of Virginia and is designed to help the school with its physical fitness initiatives. This includes purchasing new equipment or helping to fund programs that encourage students to get 60 minutes of physical activity each day and to continue healthy fitness habits throughout their lives.
Shirley Heim Middle
The following students were selected for the Shirley Heim Middle School softball team: Grace Alford, Khayla Easley, Anna Folwaczny, Kate Maher, Lauren Olsson, Victoria Pellot, Kyra Quinerly, Jessica Romero, Sierra Smizer, Lindsay Tarr, Jordyn Vannes, Kelsey Waugerman and manager Mercedes Barnes.
The following students were selected for the Shirley Heim boys track team: Logan Adkins, Curtis Aron, Daniel Ayon, Julio Bermudez, Tyler Bridges, Malachi Brown, Michael Bruseau, Michael Burks, Scott Cambell, Bradley Carr, Donte Cochran, Reggie Colins, Andrew Dates, Donte Davis, Damone Drew, Isaiah Edley, Eric Espinonza, Donovan Fobbs, Tyler Forti, Oscar Gonzalez, Tajleed Hardy, Dominique Harris, Tariq Hilaire, Isaiah Jackson, Jeffery Johnson, Michael Johnson, Mishaun Johnson, Devin Jones, Justus Jones, Bruce Kendall, Timothy Leece, Timothy Lisovich, Blaine Mainz, Seth Mayle, William Mends-Cole, Sean McHugh, Brennan McPherson, Sebastion Montoya, Naukym Morton, Jarod Newton, Fisher Niemeier, Nicholas Paul, Bradley Pendleton, Cristian Perez, Dionte Reeves, Marcus Reynolds, Jaden Richardson, Michael Roman, Anthony Russell, Brandon Sabb, Benjamin Sawyer, William Shields, Damontay Smith, Nick Talbot, Brenden Torres, Robert Winters, and manager Mary Passley.
The following students were selected for the Shirley Heim girls track team: Caroline Antonio, Carmella Baldo, Shanina Best, Whitney Bohrer, Lily Bradford, Beth Bridges, Evan Clay, Jordan Clement, Danielle Dias, Samantha Falk, Alexsa Fobbs, Ashley Frederiksen, Tori Fuenfgeld, Emily Gannon, Kyauna Gibson, Caroline Graziano, Deyonna Harris, Tiffany Iheme, Kristina Jenkins, Gabrielle Jensrud, Autumn Jones, Kelly Kohl, Aminata Mansaray, Joy Merswin, Danielle Perdue, Soleil Rivera, Wilenid Rodriguez-Hernandez, Emmanuella Serwaa, Chynna Sierra, Nakkia Smith, Josette Ver, Emma White, Laura Willis, and managers Zuleika Padilla-Camacho and Morgan Wolf.
The following students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society: Eden Allegretti, Christian Balmer, Javar Berryman, Whitney Bohrer, Malcolm Corbin, Preyanae Davis, Gina DiMola, Emily Downs, Emily Gannon, Cydney Goodin, Caroline Graziano, Alexander Heap, Justus Jones, Amanda King, Sol Lee, Carl Lewis, Joshua Lindquist, Erykah Michael, Lauren Olsson, Gabriel Peredo, Samuel Perkins, Bryce Pratt-Smalls, Angelica Slaughter, Mark Stephens, Jordyn Vannes and Nichole White.
The following students made the All A Honor Roll for the third marking period:
Sixth grade--Marjorie Amaya, Karen Arevalo, Fabiola Ascencio-Calles, Gabrielle Banks, Isis Black, Katelyn Booth, Victoria Buchanan, Tannon Carro, Shae Carro, Damyen Castellon, Peter Colon, Ryan Davis, Charlie Dileo, Emily D'Souza, Eliza Falk, Joshua Flores, Jacob Frederickson, Nathan Fretz, Delaney Galbraith, Alexis Giannettino, Kayli Glauner, Mariel Gomez, Jose Gutierrez Jr, Zyaire Haymen-Harris, Vincent Hoang, Olivia Howard, Colston Judd, Elizabeth Krebs, Olivia Leaman, Clare Lewis, Tabitha Macko, Talazia Manuel, Bryce Marshall, Madeleine Mason, Hope Mills, Samantha Mise, Kiara Mitchell, Matthew Moore, Zachary Myers, Sylwia Nelson, Kiana Newman, Alessi Reiter, Anthony Rivas, Caitlin Rogers, Madeline Schoen, Charles Sinon, Devon Sivia, Leah Spearman, Aliana Stark, Joseph Stehly, Abigail Tharp, Mahogane Villarreal, Rebecca Wanner, Amy Webb, Haley Wishert, Danielle Zevitz
Seventh grade--Javar Berryman, Preya Davis, Michele Diaz, Taylor Holmquist, Joshua Lindquist, Blaine Mainz, Erykah Michael, Alex Nanephosy, Sam Perkins, Quinton Reihman, Morgan Wolf
Eighth grade--Caroline Clay, Natasha Early, Joseph Nelson, Priyanka Pattni, Soleil Rivera, Wilenid Rodriguez-Hernandez, Angel Romero, Anthony Russell, Emmanuella Serwaa, Viktoriya Tkhoryk.
A. G. Wright Middle
Eighth-grader Alexis Viola was selected to participate in the 14th annual Virginia ACDA Middle School Honor Choir held recently in Lynchburg. Alexis was the only Stafford Middle School student to attend.