Glen Crest Eighth Grade Earns Awards and School Honors
On Tuesday, May 29, before the entire student body of Glen Crest Middle School, parents and relatives, the eighth grade graduating students at the middle school were given the honors and awards they earned during the 2011-2012 school year as well as special awards they received for showing outstanding achievements during their three years of attendance. Principal Todd Schrage coordinated the Award Program and guided the presenters and award recipients through the presentations.
First on the Award Ceremony agenda were the Academic Department Awards. World Language awards were presented to Brianna Kay and Alban Dulaj; Literacy to Johann Gan, Brianna Kay, and Kyle Riebock; Mathematics to Stephanie Jaster and Johann Gan; Science to Kiran Sandiford and Mike Thompson, Social Studies to Rachel Woods and Brianna Kay. The Daughters of the American Colonists presented Rebecca Han with a special book for her outstanding work in the study of history.
Exploratory Awards are academic honors that include art, computer education, health, home arts, music and physical education. The recipients of these awards are: Art and Design, Joshua Jackson and Megan Wong; Computer Education, Katie Longo and Stephanie Mauer; Health Education, Courtney Andexler and Stephanie Jaser; Home Arts, Holly Moberg and Grace Rose; Music, Ashley Cohen and Avinash Panjwani; Physical Education, Bridget Pyle and Jose Hernandez.
The Fine Arts Department presented the following awards: Director’s Award for Symphonic Band, Gus Geiger; Director’s Award for Chorus, Madalyn Bradley and Kelly Burdick; Director’s Award for Orchestra, Braden Sim; Director’s Award for Theater Arts, Sylvia Carlson.
Athletic Awards include the Spartan Three-Sport Award given to Ally McConville, Kyle Carli, Michael Thompson, Kevin Berenschot, GiDean Helck, Michael King and Jacob Gary. Spartan Four-Sport Awards were won by Payton Carli, Nicole Schmeider, Tim Marks, aand Kiran Sandiford.
The Pillar Awards were given in the following categories: Art and Design, Aaron Ruggiero; Computers, Trystan Hope, Walmiki Kanuru; French, Terr Glab, Spanish, Madalyn Bradley; Health Educaation, Genan El-Oubary, Michael Marsden; Home Arts, Rebecca Han; Literacy, Hedaya Bataineh, Meghan Rumel, Rachel Woods; Mathematics, Meghan Rumel, Mitchell Pohlman; Music, Mark Murdoch; Physical Education, James Brosnan, Maalyn Bradley, Rick Pina, Smaantha Hasiewica; Science, Courtney Andexler, Emily Belvedere; Social Studies, Morenike Fatuga, Courtney Andexler.
Winners of the Presidential Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement are: Brianna Alfonso, Hedaya Bataineh, Donikah Black, Terrence Blankenship, Ashley Cohen, Myles Dabney, Kevin Davis, Genan El-Oubary, Morenike Fatuga, Margaret Ford, Jacob Gary, Terra Glab, Sarah Kalnback, Walmiki Kanuru, Su Klain, Annie Lemm, Joey Marcuccilli, Alyssa Miller, Ryan O’Malley, San Rai, Amanda Santucci, Semetrius Stubbs, Mekena Sweeton, Cole Toren, Dillon Valez, Sydney Veach, Steve Velasco, Karyebo Wieh, Megan Wong.
The Presidential Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence was given to: Amine Aboufariss, Courtney Andexler, Emily Belvedere, Madine Bilodeau, Kaylee Biscan, Madalyn Bradley, Kelly Burkick, Payton Carli, Sylvia Carlson, Amanda Carroll, Joseph Chung, Joseph Cimaglia, Hannah Drugas, Alban Dulaj, Hans Eismann, Reilee Flanagan, Samantha Gallagher, Johann Gan, Alaina Gillespie, Allyson Glahe, Cassandra Gomez, Alison Groppi, Rebecca Han, Samantha Hasiewicz, Michael Hsu, Ted Hume, Stephanie Jaster, Robyn Jedlicka, Shannon Johnson, Mia Kaczor, Brianna Kay, Mandana Khamisi, Michael King, Kailyn Kowalczyk, Daniel Kozich, John Laponte, Diana Lipa, Katelyn Longo, Matthew Maiman, Timothy Marks, Anna Marr, Stephanie Maurer, Allyson McConville, Kenneth Mendoza, Rizwan Mir, Alexa Mittenhal, Holly Moberg, Chase Moloney, Stephanie Mondragon, Mark Murdoch, Matthew Nelson, Anna Nelson, Esther Niedert, Justin O’Keefe, Avinash Panywani, Andrew Pen, Rick Pina, John Plate, Mitchell Pohlman, Bridget Pyle, Anthony Raff, Jose Reyes, Kyle Riebock, Grace Rose, Aaron Ruggiero, Meghan Rumel, Nicholas Sabri, Kiran Sandiford, Nicole Schmieder, Jared Schwarz Braden Sim, Michael Strohl, Michael Thompson, McKenzie Watterson, Patrick Wood, Rachel Woods.
The Student Union Leadership Award winners are Ted Hume, Sylvia Carlson, Jordan Drake, Anna Dyrda. The Glen Crest Leadership Award was presented to Ted Hume and Kyle Riebock.
The Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award was won by Chase Moloney and Mackenzie Watterson. GiDean Helck and Kevin Elerby won the Glen Crest Spirit Award. Tim Marks and Nick Sabri were presented with the Kindness Award.
The Glen Crest Principal’s award for straight A’s during the eighth grade year was won by: Sylvia Carlson, Rebecca Han, Brianna Kay, Andrew Pen, Meghan Rumel, Alban Dulaj, Michael Hus, Katelyn Longo, John Plate, Kiran Sandiford, Johann Gan, Stephanie Jaster, Allyson McConville, Kyle Riebock, Nicole Schmieder, Alaina Gillespie, Amy Kaczor, Stephanie Mondragon, Grace Rose, Rachel Woods.
The Principal’s Award for straight A’s for all three years at Glen Crest was won by: Sylvia Carlson, Stephanie Jaster, Andrew Pen, Meghan Rumel, Johann Gan, Katelyn Longo, Kyle Riebock, Kiran Sandiford, Michael Hus, Stephanie Mondragon, Grace Rose, Rachel Woods.
The following interscholastic teams were recognized for winning the DuPage Metro Valley Conference Championships during the 2011-2012 school year: 7th Grade Boys Cross Country, 7th Grade Boys Basketball, 8th Grade Girls Volleyball, 8th Grade Boys Basketball and 8th Grade Boys Volleyball.