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MECS awards academic achievement

Morrisville-Eaton Middle/High School Students were recognized for their outstanding academic achievement during the annual academic awards assembly held last Thursday. Principal Christopher Brewer commended the students who were being recognized for their diligence and willingness to put forth the extra effort it took to succeed in one or more areas. The program began with the awards for the highest overall averages by grade level. They included Ariana Konieczko in grade 7, Morgan LeBlanc in grade 8, Danielle Clement in grade 9, Tristan Jones in grade 10 and Courtney Ashcraft in grade 11. The highest average in grade 12 went to Ethan Morley who has been designated the valedictorian for the Class of 2009.

Other seniors recognized during the assembly included Kara Ames for English 12 honors and Ashley Meyers for her average in AP English. Other awards to seniors were given to Ethan Morley for Physics, Kendal Pickett for Business and Kara Ames for Spanish. Four seniors were awarded excellence awards for French including Corissa Fanning, Alex Meyers, Ethan Morley and Ryan LeBlanc. A number of seniors were recognized by the Social Studies department including Jennifer Selinsky for Government, Kara Ames for Economics, Keri Saunders for AP US Government and CharlieAnna Hoffman for Sociology and Psychology.

The names of dozens of students in grades 7 through 12 were called by the faculty and staff of these and other departments including Math, Technology, Art, Physical Education and Music. While the staff had taken time to award recognition to students who have excelled, the students took their turn to recognized teachers who have inspired them to succeed. Corissa Fanning represented the National Honor Society and presented an award for outstanding teacher of the year to Christopher Rogers. Fanning said that Rogers both inspired and encouraged his students to set high standards. Rogers, who teaches English and Theatre, accepted the award and told the students that he was humbled and grateful for their support.

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