Dozens of students received various awards and honors for their performance in the classroom and in extra curricular activities as part of the annual 8th Grade Class Day.
The morning ceremony was held June 15 at the auditorium, a building many of the OMS grads will call home in September.
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.
and 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.”
Potter has taken part in charity walks, plays youth hockey and plays in the school's band. Eighteen of his 20 grades were an "A+". The other two grades were an A.
Bodette has also taken part in charity walks and plays in the school's band. She served as a morning announcer and was the school's representative to Project 351, a day of community service for eighth grade students from across the state. She also maintained a 95 average in the classroom.
The other male nominees for the award included: Zachary Beckman; Michael Boyle; Matthew Carlson; Devon Gomes; Raj Patel; Joe Piana; and Nick Quattrucci.
The other female nominees included: Mikayla Berteletti; Ashley Chipman; Katie Eckler; Katie Gover; Michaella Henry; Samantha Malley; Darya Musatova; Nneka Oyigbo; Kathleen Walsh; and Marissa A. Williams.
Principal Wayne Hester was also honored. Hester is retiring after working at the O'Donnell Middle School since 2000, first as an assistant principal and then as the principal from 2003-2012.
Take a look at the photo gallery for images from the Class Day.