Brookside 8th-graders earn national academic achievement award; half make district academic honors

 

HONORS – Students at Brookside Middle School were recognized last week for academic, athletic and service achievements during an annual awards assembly held the last day of school. (Press photo, Michele Murphy)

By Michele Murphy

Sheffield Village-Sheffield Lake – Forty-six 8th-grade students from Sheffield-Sheffield Lake’s Brookside Middle School took home certificates signed by President Donald Trump, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Principal Brent Schremp for having maintained a 3.5 out of a 4.0 grade point average during the recently ended school year.

The awards were bestowed last week during Brookside Middle School’s annual awards assembly, held on the final day of the school year.

During the 90-minute ceremony, 7th- and 8th-grade students were recognized for academic honors by earning a spot on the merit, honor or high honor rolls, a school district award. By the time all names had been called, more than half of the 267 student body had stepped down from the bleachers to join teachers on the floor of the basketball court, according to school district social worker Andrew Smith. Smith coordinates that portion of the awards assembly.

Also recognized were two students who had perfect attendance during the year; several technology students for their efforts for assembling a daily news show detailing school activities, events and announcements; athletic awards from several sports organizations, and Cardinal Awards. The Cardinal Program is a monthly initiative to recognize pro-social behaviors based on designated character traits featured each month of the school year. At the awards assembly, students who had won each month were recognized.

The assembly closed with the awarding of the Phil Miceli Award to 8th-grade student Gabriel Pawloski.

Principal Brent Schremp told The Press the assembly provides an opportunity to reward the efforts of students. “It’s important to make time to recognize such hard work,” he said.

 

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