Family, faculty and friends watched May 22 as the 8th grade classes at DeKalb West School were formally recognized before moving on to high school next year. Students with the highest averages were honored. Brayden Antoniak dominated academically in all subjects.
Here’s a breakdown of how students performed. In English Language Arts, Antoniak scored 98 and Breanna Cothern, 97. There was a three way tie in History between Antoniak, Cameron Kempton and Hagen Waggoner with a 98 average. Antoniak had a perfect 100 average in Math followed closely by Cothern with 98. Seven students tied with a nearly perfect score in Science. Cothern, Antoniak, Alley Beth Cook, Summer Crook, Jonathan Littleton, Malayna Nokes and Victoria Rodano all had the highest averages with 99.
On the Principal’s List for earning all A’s during the school year were Brayden Antoniak,
Alley Beth Cook, Nathaniel Crook, Summer Crook, Cameron Kempton, Rebecca Lawrence,
Jonathan Littleton, Malayna Nokes, Victoria Rodano, Jathan Willoughby, Dawson Bandy,
Breanna Cothern, and Hagen Waggoner.
Students who had the distinction of remaining on the A/B Honor Roll all year were Cordell Collier, Lucas Hale, Kenzie Hayes, Kayla Hight, Kaia Howard, Ariel Patterson, Lydia Willoughby, Makayla Cook, Allen Curtis, Allison Eastes, and Josie Ketchum.
The award for Most Improved went to Jon Lawson in Karen France’s homeroom and to Makayla Cook in Cynthia Wilson’s room. The peer-chosen Citizenship Awards were presented to Kenzie Hayes and Cordell Collier in France’s homeroom and in Wilson’s homeroom--Rebecca Lawrence and Brayden Antoniak. Kayla Hight earned the PAWS Award from Mrs. France, and Summer Crook was selected in Wilson’s class. PAWS is the school’s positive behavior reward program.
DMS Teacher Lesa Hayes presented Hagen Waggoner with the Georgia Young award, named in memorial to the beloved late Kitchen Manager.
Junior Beta Sponsor Bill Conger awarded Brayden Antoniak with the Beta Club’s service award. Antoniak served the most volunteer hours of anyone in the club with 127.25. Service certificates were presented to Dawson Bandy with 70.25 hours, Alley Beth Cook, 15 hours, Makayla Cook 28.5, Nathaniel Crook 18.25, Summer Crook 53.5, Izzy Haugh 17.5, Becca Lawrence 44.75, Victoria Rodano 10, Jathan Willoughby 53, and Lydia Willoughby 46.
Special Wags awards were presented from Art, Computer, Library, Music, Guidance, and P.E. to recognize students who shine in the classroom. Parker Winfree and Rebecca Lawrence received a Guidance award, Marissa Clark and Jonathan Littleton were given the Art award, Computer awards went to Kaia Howard and Victoria Rodano, P.E. Wags went to William Harris and Lydia Willoughby while Allen Curtis and Jonathan Littleton were given Music awards.
The following students are members of the DeKalb West School 8th grade class of 2017-18. From Cynthia Wilson’s homeroom: Sean Antoniak, Savannah Chapman, Alley Beth Cook, Makayla Cook, Nathaniel Crook, Summer Crook, Allen Curtis, Allison Eastes, Carter Hale, William Harris, Rakell Hooper, Cameron Kempton, Josie Ketchum, Rebecca Lawrence, Jonathan Littleton, Malayna Nokes, Harmoney Patterson, James Pitman, Victoria Rodano, Jathan Willoughby, Jacob Wiloth, and Bailey Winfree; From Karen France’s homeroom: Dawson Bandy, William Buterbaugh, Alonna Christian, Marissa Clark, Khloe Cline, Cordell Collier, Breanna Cothern, Joseph Evans, Michael Fender, Lucas Hale, Isabella Haugh, Kenzie Hayes, Kayla Hight, Kaia Howard, Jonathan Lawson, Elizabeth Markham, Ethan Marshall, Ariel Patterson, Billy Rose, Sierra Sabatino, Hagen Waggoner, Lydia Willoughby, and Thomas Winfree.