BYMS honored 57 8th graders and 47 7th graders at the award ceremony held on, May 26, 2015 in the MPR.
“I was happy, but surprised. We went up on stage and shook the teacher’s hand. They put the award over our heads and we walked off stage,”stated 8th grader, Delaney Pietsch.
The ceremony was held to recognize students for their hard work and effort during the school year. Students and parents were invited to congratulate the students earning awards in their designated section.
These sections were Excellence in Social Science, Excellence in Science, Excellence in Language Arts, Excellence in Math, P.E. Student of the Year, Excellence in Crafts 8, Excellence in Advanced Art, Exploratory Tech, Excellence in Study Skills, Excellence in Health, Excellence in Spanish, Excellence in Yearbook, Excellence in Leadership/ASB, Excellence in Girls Chorus, Excellence in Concert Choir, Excellence in Vocal Ensemble, Excellence in Newspaper, Excellence in Advanced Speech and Drama, Excellence in Jazz Band, Excellence in Performing Band, Excellence in 3rd Period Band, and Excellence in 4th Period Band.
Christopher Robertson, a seventh grader stated “I received the athlete of the year and accepted it from Mr. Wilson. I broke the school record for most laps.”
“I feel like I was a leader for my band and playing my instrument at a high level. Also I think I was a good example for the rest of my section,” eighth grader, Dylan Strong, stated.
Mrs. Perez stated, “I choose students not only on consistently high grades in classwork, homework, writing and projects but also their high level of class participation and exemplary citizenship.”
Eighth grader, Ryan Luzzi, stated, “I was surprised, because there are so many kids at school that could’ve won an award. However, I was excited and extremely happy.”
“The best part of the night was, the expanded number of students that were recognized.This awards night, there were about 100 people recognized while last year there was less than 100,” according to Mr. Valburg.
These 108 students were recognized at awards night: