Fairgrieve Elementary School recently held a moving up ceremony where sixth grade students were presented with moving up certificates and other awards.
Fairgrieve Principal Jean Ciesla welcomed parents, family and friends as the students were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements.
Student representatives Kaylee Waugh and Keara Patterson spoke to their fellow students and reflected on the momentous occasion.
Keara said, “This may be the end of elementary school, but it’s a whole new beginning,” while Kaylee reflected on the many teachers and others at the school that helped shape their personalities and helped them grow as individuals throughout their elementary years.
Awards given during the ceremony included recognition for academic excellence with the Presidential Awards for Educational Achievement and Excellence.
The following students received the award for Achievement: Paige Efaw, Lindsay McCraith, Taylor Minor, Makaylee Schmeer, Allison Collins, Katelin Matthews, Dakota Schmeer, Christopher Schreck, Jonathan Simpson, Alice Allen, Alessandro Berner, Evan Kistner, Kincaid Pollock, Isaac Crandall, Nariah Holden, and Connor Viau.
The following students received the award for Excellence: Ryan Michaels, Charles Mitchell, Kaylee Waugh, Haley Bort, Nathaniel Lindsey, Brendan Todt, Selene Belrad, Nicholas Cary, Keara Patterson, Aidan Percival, Shaylee Cealie, Justin Hatch, Leah Hulett, Luke Kimball, Jacquline Knoblock, and Madeline Williams. Each student recognized received a congratulatory letter from President Barack Obama for their achievement.
Other recognitions included the Comptroller’s Achievement Award to Haley Bort and Jacquline Knoblock for demonstrating academic leadership; the Triple “C” Award was presented to Kaylee Waugh and Keara Patterson for demonstrating outstanding character, courage and commitment to education; and the Robert and Alice Jonas Award was presented to Brendan Todt for his love of learning.