On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, Monomoy Regional Middle School held its annual Evening of Excellence. While 90 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. Mr. Wilson further encouraged those in attendance to share a kind word and compliment with those not receiving specific honors that evening. 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
Lilian Cataldo – Most Improved
Drew Ryan – Excellence
Chorus Award – Level of Performance
Corangy Reyes – Excellence
Rood Cheron – 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
Physical Education Fitness Award
Top Achievement in Cardiovascular Endurance
Top Achievement in Muscular Strength
STEM Award – Excellence in all areas of STEM
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 Stephen Kelly
2nd place Liam Jordan
3rd place Jack Reid
4th place Timothy Naas and Yu Ying Zou
7th Grade Math Olympiad:
1st place Maxwell Larkowski
2nd place Erica Slade
3rd place Katelyn Groves and Chloe Zaloom
4th place Sarah Poskanzer and Edrian Wright
*The following four awards are based on novels the Grade 6 teams read this year.
Students selected are those who exemplify the positive traits of the main characters.
The Turtle Wexler Collaboration Award – Awarded to the student who works well with others, enthusiastically takes on a leadership role and engages all group members.
Hawksnest Pond: Suzanne Sheeran
Strong Island: Shamore Cooper
The Salva Dut Perseverance Award – Awarded to the 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: Karah Deveau
Strong Island: Ian Field
The Penn Webb Kindness Award – Awarded to the student who treats others with respect, offers help and encouragement to others, works well with others and upholds the golden rule.
Hawksnest Pond: Arina Garbazey
Strong Island: Erin DeSouza
The Bernie Webber Above and Beyond Award – Awarded to the 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: Sean Davock
Strong Island: Kamryn Couture
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.
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 (Ms. Hanna & Mrs. Widegren): Sophia Bourgea
Long Pond (Ms. Donovan, Ms. Laferriere & Mrs. Rutledge): Aubrieta Schneeberger
Red River (Mrs. Babb & Mrs. Majka): Hannah Sullivan
Tern Island (Mrs. Kane & Mr. Quinn): Lila Keeney
Science Award – Students who demonstrate an innate curiosity and passion for learning about the world around them.
Ms. Forist: Kaeleigh Bourgea
Mrs. Gifford: Brogan Rickman
Science Award: Be Aware Show You Care – Students who are true environmental stewards in both words and actions.
Social Studies Award – Given to the student who exemplifies the attributes of a thoughtful, responsible citizen, who recognizes historic patterns, and demonstrates knowledge of world and local events to promote a free and democratic society.
Mrs. Reuss: Jagur Horn
Mr. Sumner: Tyler Brackett
Citizenship Award – Given to the student who not only demonstrates concepts at a high level during class, but participates in extracurricular community outreach opportunities.
Mrs. Reuss: Drew Ryan
Mr. Sumner: Connor Nicholson
180 Day Award – Perfect Attendance for the year: No tardies, dismissals, or absences between opening day and June 4, 2018.
President’s Award for Educational Achievement – Student Growth Percentile of 80 or higher on MCAS for ELA and Math plus a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
President’s 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 top 10% in Scaled Score on any MCAS test.
SHARK Citizen Award – Awarded to students who are Self-disciplined, Hard-working, Attentive, Respectful, Kind and Super; who give outstanding service to our community.
Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association Principal’s Award – Chosen by the building principal for the student who makes a positive contribution to the school
Grade 7: Angelina Beasley
Grade 6: Rafael Abreu
Grade 5: Derek White
Elizabeth Reynard Medal – established 2016 – The seventh-grade 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 seventh-grade 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 seventh-grade student who is: “most proficient in composition and letter writing, and most excellent of behavior.”