Lower School Honors Night Recognizes Success
On May 17, the Lower School hosted their annual Honors Night in the EdgeCenter for Sportsmanship and Wellness (The Nest) to recognize students and faculty alike for their successes throughout the school year.
Led by Ms. Meristell Shackelford, Dean of the Lower School, the Citizenship Award was presented to Ms. Crawford and Ms. McDaniel’s second-grade classes, Mrs. Tannehill and Mrs. Tomlinson’s third-grade classes, Mr. Hand and Mrs. Schield’s fourth-grade classes, and Mrs. Dougherty and Mrs. Meder’s fifth-grade classes.
Fifty-five students in third through fifth grade earned the A Honor Roll Award while 47 students earned the A/B Honor Roll Award, exhibiting a love for learning in all classrooms.
The Safety Patrol Award was earned by 25 students who proved a dedication to the rules and set an example for their peers.
The Dean’s Award was presented to two students who exemplified the highest levels of excellence in the areas of knowledge, character, and community. Congratulations to fourth-grade student Zoe Soplinski and fifth-grade student Madeline Hogan for earning this superb distinction.
Fifth-grade student Roman Kelly earned the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Award for exhibiting a true passion for American history.
With resounding excitement, the Lower School Teacher of the Year award was presented to fifth-grade teacher Mrs. Salisha Meder. Her passion for her students and educating young minds has made her a deserving winner.
Lilia Becker, Ella Demarest, Channing Helms, Corbin Huynh, Anthony Jackson, Nicholas Johnson, Carolin Klang, Owen Magnuson, Brianna Ramski, Nate Russo, and Claire Tornetta were recognized as Charter Members for attending the Academy from Pre-K3 through fifth-grade.
To conclude the evening, the Lower School held their graduation. Mrs. Shirley and Mrs. Sinopoli’s Kindergarten classes walked across the stage as the first of many milestones for the Class of 2033. Mrs. Dougherty and Mrs. Meder’s fifth-grade classes wrapped up the night with their graduation as they prepare to head into Middle School.