Dozens of students received various awards and honors for their performance in the classroom and in extra curricular activities as part of the annual Class Day.
The morning ceremony was held Tuesday at the auditorium, a building many of the OMS grads will call home in September, and in a room where the class will assemble again for its Senior Class night in the late spring of 2015.
All three 8th grade teams presented certificates and awards. Students also received honors for their performance on the French and Spanish National Exams, as well as for their efforts in band.
Tyler Alford-Getchell and Victoria Davis were recipients of the Emile Farrington Award.
The award, as explained on the nomination sheet, goes to “two worthy 8th grade students, a male and a female…for academic achievement and for their overall interest and participation in the O’Donnell Middle School. This equals the ‘best all around student’ in grade 8.”
The 8th grade teachers nominate the students for this award, and then all teachers vote for the two recipients.
Alford-Getchell, Steven Borst, Peter Cariofiles, Joseph Gorman, Ethan Powell, Ethan Rawl, Evan Schulze, Brendan Stebbins, Jake Thorton, Timothy Trunfio and Thomas Ward were the male nominees.
Female nominees included, Davis, Ashlyn Crean, Nour Fakih, Ashley Hartman, Katherine Jolley, Payton Pizzano, Abigail Raone, Sarah Santos, Michaela Sullivan, Danielle Tachara, Destiney Tolbert and Sierra Watson.
Following the Class Day ceremony, students returned to the O’Donnell Middle School where they signed yearbooks and watched a video yearbook in the cafeteria.
Take a look at the photo gallery for images from the Class Day events.