O'Neal Middle School Holds Awards and 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

O'Neal Middle School held its end of year awards and eighth grade promotion ceremony on Friday, May 24th. Emma Sager was chosen by her peers to be the eighth grade speaker preceding the distribution of Middle School Certificates. Below is a recap of the awards. 

Citizenship Award

Citizenship Awards are given at the faculty’s discretion to those students who have exemplified outstanding citizenship throughout the year.
5th:     Griffin Smith and Sofia Afable 
6th:     Penn Morris
7th:     Hannah Saye
8th:     Maria White
O’Neal Achievement Award

The O’Neal Achievement Award is presented to one student in each grade who best demonstrates hard work and determination in pursuit of classroom excellence.
5th:     Caitlyn Blocklinger/Nik Epstein
6th:     Olivia Antil (Will not be at awards)
7th:     Tylar Pastre
8th:      Brooklyn Adams
J. Gardiner Dodd Award          Alyssa Furie           
The J. Gardiner Dodd Award is presented to the one student who exemplifies improvement in the areas of attitude and scholastic achievement. This is presented to a student who works hard, is steadfast, and perseveres.
James R. Miles Award             Kevin Klenzak       
The James R. Miles Award is presented to the student who best displays qualities of determination, unselfishness, cooperation, enthusiasm, and involvement in daily school life. This person should personify the O’Neal student at his or her best, one of whom we are very proud and for whom we have great respect and affection.
Head of School Academic Award
The Head of School Academic Award is presented to the student in each grade who has achieved the highest academic standing in his or her grade.
Grade 8: Maria White
Grade 7: Lauren Kuhn
Grade 6: Olivia Antil 
Grade 5: Caitlyn Blocklinger
Headmaster’s Gallery –  Alyssa Furie
Math               Maria White                                                            
Science          Abi Wilson    
History           Sam Wolf
English           Maria White             
Spanish          Brooklyn Adams                  
French           Alyssa Furie and Sam Wolf
Theater          Max Epstein
Music             Reese Fisher          

    • James R. Miles and J. Gardiner Dodd Award Winners

    • Achievement Award Winners

    • Citizenship Award Winners

    • Departmental Award Winners

    • Head of School Academic Award Winners

    • The Class of 2023

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