On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Monomoy Regional Middle School held its annual Evening of Excellence. While 99 students were honored at this event, Principal Mark Wilson noted in his opening remarks that every student in the school could have been there to be honored in some way, as all are remarkable and special. The Evening of Excellence caps a series of events throughout the year that recognize and celebrate student achievement and growth in scholarship, citizenship, and athletics.
The awards bestowed were as follows:
Theatre of Social Issues Award − Broadest perspective and reflective development
Adam Manna − Most Improved
Audrey Smith − Excellence
Chorus Awards − Level of Performance
Skyler Cunniff − Excellence
Asa St. Aubin − Excellence
Ciara Farris − Most Improved
Chorus Director’s Award − For excellence and commitment
Band Director’s Award – For excellence and commitment
Rising Star Award − For the student who brought excitement to their role in the musical
The Red Carpet Award − Excellence in and commitment to the spring musical
Health and Physical Education Award - Top Pacer scores (running aerobic capacity test which indicates a student’s current aerobic fitness level)
Math Olympiad − Students who solve the most math problems correctly in a series of five contests. (5th and 6th grades compete together)
5th and 6th grade Math Olympiad:
1st place − Katelyn Groves
2nd place − Sarah Poskanzer
3rd place − Owen Davis
7th grade Math Olympiad:
1st place − Kyla Gilley
2nd place − Cyrus Baker
3rd place − Ciara Farris
The following four awards are based on novels the Grade 6 teams read this year – students were selected who exemplified the positive traits of the main characters.
The Turtle Wexler Collaboration Award − Awarded to the 6th grade student who works well with others, enthusiastically takes on a leadership role and engages all group members.
Hawksnest Pond Team: Jack Yuskaitis
Strong Island Team: Mark Coleman
The Brian Robeson Perseverance Award − Awarded to the 6th grade student who works hard and never gives up even when the task is challenging and works to understand the process not just the solution.
Hawksnest Pond Team: Rood Cheron
Strong Island Team: Alexa Long
The Penn Webb Kindness Award − Awarded to the 6th grade student who treats others with respect, offers help and encouragement to others, works well with others and upholds the golden rule.
Hawksnest Pond Team: Arianna Carchedi
Strong Island Team: Colin Moore
The Bernie Webber Above and Beyond Award − Awarded to the 6th grade student who exemplifies the attributes of a thoughtful, dedicated scholar by extending learning beyond the classroom to create an enriching learning environment for all.
Hawksnest Pond Team: Kyle Richman
Strong Island Team: Alexa Schneeberger
Grade 6 Academic Excellence Awards - Top GPA for Grade 6 Core Academic Subjects
Hawksnest Pond Scholars:
Strong Island Scholars:
Super Seven – Seven 7th grade students from each team who are respectful to adults, kind to their classmates, and give their best effort no matter what they are asked to do.
Herring River Team:
Joao Pedro Paixao
Nobel Peace Prize − Nominated by and voted on by students, awarded to peers who, through kind words and thoughtful actions, help resolve conflicts and inspire others to act in a kinder, more considerate way
110% Award − Recommended by Grade 5 teachers, awarded to students who give every task their all, and then some.
Fox Hill Team (Ms. Hanna & Mrs. Widegren): James Hereford
Long Pond Team (Ms. Donovan & Mrs. Rutledge): Abigail Considine
Red River Team (Mrs. Babb & Mrs. Majka): Annalise Langelier
Tern Island Team (Mrs. Kane & Mr. Quinn): Emma Langway
Science Award – Grade 7 students who demonstrate an innate curiosity and passion for learning about the world around them.
Asa St. Aubin
Science Award: Be Aware Show You Care – Grade 7 students who are true environmental stewards in both words and actions.
Social Studies Award − Given to the Grade 7 students who exemplify the attributes of a thoughtful, responsible citizen; who recognize historic patterns and demonstrate knowledge of world and local events to promote a free and democratic society.
Mrs. Reuss: Nicholas Blute
Mr. Sumner: Ciara Farris
Foreign Language Independent Study Award – Grade 7 students who successfully pursue and complete an independent study in either Latin or Spanish.
180 Day Award − Perfect Attendance for the year: No tardies, dismissals, or absences between opening day and June 16, 2017.
Presidential Award for Educational Achievement – GPA of 2.5 or higher, growth percentage of 80 or higher on PARCC
Asa St. Aubin
Presidential Award for Educational Excellence – Awarded to Grade 7 students with a GPA of 4.0 or higher over the course of three years at MRMS (fall of grade 5 through end of quarter 3 in grade 7), plus a Level 4 score or higher on most recent PARCC tests in any subject area.
Yu Shang Zou
MSSAA Principal’s Award − Chosen by the building principal for the Grade 7 student who makes a positive contribution to the school
Elizabeth Reynard Medal − established 2016: The Grade 7 school choice student who: “embodies the qualities of academic success, good citizenship, and peer leadership, and consistently exhibits these behaviors to peers & teachers; exemplifies the values of courage, honesty, respectfulness, and responsibility.”
Marcellus Eldredge Medal − established 2016: The Grade 7 student who: “embodies the qualities of academic success, good citizenship, and peer leadership, and consistently exhibits these behaviors to peers & teachers; exemplifies the values of courage, honesty, respectfulness, and responsibility.”
Brooks Medal − established 1887: The Grade 7 student who is: “most proficient in composition and letter writing, and most excellent of behavior.”
Yu Shang Zou
Congratulations to all MRMS students on a job well done!
Special thanks to Agway of Chatham for the stage greenery.