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Middle School Honors Ceremony
Georgia Military College recently recognized its middle school students for academic, JROTC, and community achievement, and honored them with a special ceremony. Below is a list of awards and scholarships which were presented on May 14, 2015.
American Legion Americanism Essay Contest
6th Grade 1st Place Winner – Gabbie Sowell
7th Grade 1st Place Winner – Emma Nelson
7th Grade 2nd Place Winner – Carson Waters
President’s Volunteer Service Award
This award is given to students, faculty, and staff who volunteer their time to an organization for at least 100 hours. Those individuals who have volunteered 100 or more hours receive a bronze pin; those who have volunteered 175-249 hours receive a silver pin, and those who have volunteered over 250 hours receive a gold pin.
Joey Benson – Bronze
Noah Isley – Silver
Jayla Jarrett – Silver
Jacob Marshall – Gold
Taylor Price – Bronze
Luke Rutherford – Gold
Austin Wilkes – Gold
The Nancy Kennedy Reading Achievement Award
Named in honor of long time GMC English teacher, Nancy Kennedy, this award is presented to the cadet in each grade who accumulates the highest total of AR points for their grade. This year’s recipients are:
6th Grade – Stella Glover
7th Grade – Hope Martin
8th Grade – James Bateman
Also recognized were the students in the top 5% of their grade based on the number of AR points accumulated:
6th Grade – Jacob Bailey
7th Grade – Rylan Herring
8th Grade – Lyssa Blair
UDC Essay Contest
The United Daughters of the Confederacy is the oldest patriotic organization in our country. The UDC was founded in September, 1894 with its objectives being historical in preserving material for truthful history of the War Between the States and its historic places, educational by providing exposure to history through essay contests and scholarships, benevolence by assisting those who defended our country, memorial in honoring those who fell in service to our country, and patriotic in recognizing the part women have played in the War Between the States and all other wars with American involvement.
The Milledgeville chapter of the Georgia Division is Robert E. Lee 115, and each year sponsors an essay contest for all schools in the county. This year’s topic was Appomattox 1865.
GMC had the winning essays in 7-10th grades and the first place essays have been sent to the division contest. Each winner receives a small monetary award from out chapter.
7th Grade 1st Place – Brigid Lowery
7th Grade 2nd Place – Jacob Kauzlarich
8th Grade 1st Place – Daniel Gebel
8th Grade 2nd Place – Lyssa Blair
Lions Club Peace Poster Contest
Young people ages 11, 12, and 13 were encouraged to express their visions of world peace through art in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Participants could use charcoal, crayon, pencil, or paint to express a theme about peace. Posters are shared globally via the Internet, social media, news outlets and exhibits.
This year, 6th grade student, Je’Mazin Roberts won the local, regional, and state competition.
Each year National Geographic sponsors a geography bee for middle school students across the nation with the hope that the contest will inspire students to be curious about their world.
The winner of this year’s Geography Bee is 8th grader, Jonathan Daniel.
Each year members of the student body in grades 8-12 elect students to represent them in student government. The eighth grade representatives for this year were:
The Accelerated Math Achievement Award
This award is presented to the cadet in each grade of the middle school who has mastered the highest total objectives in the Accelerated Math Program for the first three nine weeks grading period.
6th Grade – Will Mayo
7th Grade – Matthew Leverett
8th Grade – Gracie Herndon
The Accelerated Math Excellence Award
This award is presented to the top 5% of each grade in the middle school who have mastered the highest total objectives in the Accelerated Math Program for the first three nine weeks grading periods.
6th Grade – Dalton Loyd
7th Grade – Ryan Barsby
8th Grade – James Bateman
Duke Talent Identification Program
Students who participated in the 2015 Duke University Talent Identification Program’s 7th grade Talent Search were recognized. This program identifies seventh graders who have scored in the 95th percentile or higher based on standardized tests in middle school. Candidates are invited to take the ACT or SAT college entrance exams.
Four seventh grade students qualified for state recognition by scoring at or above the national average of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT or SAT.
Ethan Singco (also qualified for Grand Recognition by scoring in the top 4% of students who took the test)
Presented to middle school students who have attained the Principal’s List and have not accumulated any bullring, discipline hours or suspensions during the first three 9-week grading periods.
6th Grade: All first award
Mary Ansley McCue
Ryan Barsby – 2nd Award
Jacob Kauzlarich – 1st Award
Tara MacCartee – 2nd Award
Hope Martin – 2nd Award
Emma Nelson – 1st Award
Ethan Singco – 2nd Award
Mattison Strom - 1st Award
Carson Waters – 2nd Award
Lyssa Blair – 3rd Award
Anna Caldwell – 2nd Award
Redt Dunn – 2nd Award
Cire’ Foston – 2nd Award
Sean Herndon – 1st Award
Danielle Kent – 1st Award
Jacob Marshall – 3rd Award
Rico Pearson – 1st Award
Elena Rojas – 3rd Award
Luke Rutherford – 3rd Award
Taylor Sherwood – 3rd Award
Academic Excellence Awards
Awarded annually to one cadet in each middle school grade for maintaining the highest academic average in the current school year.
6th Grade - Ethan Tolentino
7th Grade - Jacob Kauzlarich
8th Grade - Lyssa Blair
Math, English, Science, and Social Studies Excellence Awards
Presented to students in each grade with the highest grade point average in each of the subject areas during the 2014-2015 school year. There were ties in some subject areas.
6th Grade: English – Justin Wallace
Math – Ethan Tolentino
Science – Ethan Tolentino
Social Studies – Emilie Sherwood
7th Grade: English – Jacob Kauzlarich
Math – Ryan Barsby
Science – Jacob Kauzlarich
Social Studies – Jacob Kauzlarich
8th Grade: English – Anna Caldwell
Math – Lyssa Blair
Science – Lyssa Blair
Social Studies – Taylor Sherwood
Perfect Attendance Awards
The following students have been present all day, every day, of the 2014-2015 school year.
View photos of the ceremony here: http://publicaffairs.smugmug.com/20150514-Middle-School-Honors/.