End of Year Awards – Junior High

Awards are given to the student with the highest overall average per subject.  One award is given to each pre-advanced placement (PAP), and college prep subject (CP).

An arête award also is given for each subject. Arete is a Greek word that means excellence of any kind; the act of living up to one’s full potential. Sometimes translated as “virtue,” the word actually means something closer to “being the best you can be,” or “reaching your highest human potential.”

BIBLE AWARDS
Sixth Grade:
  • Highest Average – Faith Grigar; Arete – Kayla Harris
Seventh Grade:
  • Highest Average –  Abigail Terry; Arete – Evan Parkerson
Eighth Grade:
  • Highest Average – Andrew Tyrell; Arete – Savanna Zavidny
ENGLISH AWARDS
Sixth Grade:
  • Language Highest Average – Kristen Coleman; Arete – Haley Muse
  • PAP Reading – Highest Average –Kristen Coleman; Arete – Hunter Flurry
  • Reading Highest Average – Gabrielle Rendek; Arete – Taylor Barnes
Seventh Grade:
  • PAP Literature Highest Average – Alejandra Avalos Belloso; Arete – Emma Kindred
  • PAP Language Highest Average –Andy Menendez; Arete – Sarah Sanders
  •  CP Literature Highest Average – Kristen Lowry; Arete – Eunjun Lim
  •  CP Language Highest Average –Kristen Lowry; Arete – Christian Robertson
Eighth Grade:
  • PAP Literature Highest Average – Caillin Linton; Arete – Andrew Tyrell
  • PAP Language Highest Average – Caillin Linton; Arete – Ellie Archinal
  • CP Literature Highest Average – Jake Marlow; Arete – Erika Gorski
  • CP Language Highest Average – Caitlin Hirst; Arete – Miranda Tryon

 

MATH AWARDS
Sixth Grade:
  • PAP Highest Average – Kristen Coleman; Arete – Yolanda Tewodros
  • CP Highest Average – Tatiana Rendek; Arete – Anna Bulkley
Seventh Grade:
  • PAP Highest Average –Alejandra Avalos Belloso; Arete – Beau Vincent
  • CP Highest Average – Christine Abels; Arete – Christian Robertson
Eighth Grade:
  • PAP Highest Average – Caillin Litton; Arete – Faith Seybert
  • CP Highest Average – Michael Huang; Arete – Ellie Archinal
  • PAP Algebra I Highest Average – Ryan Porter; Arete – Andrew Tyrell
SCIENCE AWARDS
Sixth Grade:
  • Highest Average – Haley Muse; Arete – Rory Lobpries
Seventh Grade:
  • PAP Highest Average – Alejandra Avalos Belloso; Arete – Keller Durham
  • CP Highest Average – Christine Abels; Arete – Evan Parkerson
Eighth Grade:
  • PAP Highest Average – Andrew Tyrell; Arete – Gabrielle Allen
  • CP Highest Average – Kourtney Sisk; Arete – Ellie Archinal
HISTORY AWARDS
Sixth Grade:
  • Highest Average – Hunter Flurry; Arete – Dane Carter
Seventh Grade:
  • PAP Highest Average – Alejandra Avalos Belloso; Arete – Elena Easley
  • CP Highest Average – Keller Durham;  Arete – Kristen Lowry
Eighth Grade:
  • PAP Highest Average – Ryan Porter; Arete – Maddox Telschow
  • CP Highest Average – Jake Marlow; Arete – Kelsey Seidel
FOREIGN LANGUAGE AWARDS
Spanish I PAP:
  • Highest Average:  Andrew Tyrell; Arete – Savannah Zavidny
PERFECT ATTENDANCE
  • Michael Huang
DUKE TIP AWARDS

Duke University Talent Identification Program’s 7th Grade Talent Search.  Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented students. Candidates are invited to take the ACT or the SAT college entrance exams as seventh graders, which allows them great insight into their academic abilities. The following students participated this year:

  • Adam Harth
  • Reagan Mate
  • Litton Posey
  • Beau Vincent

Grand Recognition: Students can qualify for state recognition and grand recognition. Students who qualify for grand recognition scored approximately at or better than 90 percent of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT or the SAT. This student has been invited to a special recognition ceremony at Duke University. Only about three percent of all the participants in the talent search qualify for grand recognition. This is quite an achievement.

  • Andres Menendez

Duke Talent Identification Program: Students can be accepted into the Duke Talent Identification Program and will attend a three-week summer study course at the University of Georgia in July.

  • Brayden Clark – qualified for this summer study course by scoring a 20 on the science portion of the ACT that he took as a 7th grader