More than 25 students and two administrators were recognized as "Shining Stars," by the Brighton Area Board of Education Monday night.
Shining Star awards are given to students and staff in recognition of achievement within the school district.
fifth grader Cassidy Chapman received a Shining Star award for selling 32 pizza kits - more than anybody else in the school - for The Little Ceasar campaign to raise funds to support the fifth grade camp program for families in financial need.
Maltby Principal Scott Brenner told board members that he just had a phone call from the Little Ceasar's pizza representative who told him that for the third year in a row, Maltby fifth graders were one of the top selling groups in the nation in the month of October.
"The kids know going into it, any kits they sell over 17 goes into our camp scholarship fund," Brenner said. "We had over 15 families this year that needed help with the camp fees. And each year we like to honor our top seller. Cassidy Chapman sold 32 pizza kits and raised over $100 for the camp scholarship fund."
Brenner, along with Maltby Assistant Principal Jeff Eisele, also received Shining Star awards for being true leaders who show compassion, support and know their students, according to the district.
Also receiving Shining Star Awards were:
Brighton High School Boy’s Cross Country Team
- Nick Costello, 12th grade
- Tim Jurick, 12th grade
Brighton High School Girl’s Cross Country Team
- Cassidy Benedict, 12th grade
- Lydia Bumann, 12th grade
- Anna Ellison, 11th grade
- Allison Lunau, 11th grade
- Natalie Monroe, 10th grade
- Emily Wilks, 12th grade
- Hayley Williamson, 11th grade
Brighton High School Girl’s Golf Team
- Jessalyn Geer, 10th grade
- Jennica Long, 9th grade
- Nicole Meyer, 10th grade
- Hannah Pietila, 11th grade
- Logan Street, 10th grade
- Bailey Tuczak, 9th grade
Brigton High School Girl’s Swim Team
- Alexandra Berry, 11th grade
- Alexandra Geddis-McCririe, 12th grade
- Roxanne Larkin, 10th grade
- Carly Loniewski, 11th grade
- Ashley Lucas, 10th grade
- Danika Meldrum, 9th grade
- Dominique Meldrum, 9th grade
- Haley Ovenhouse, 10th grade
- Madeline Price, 10th grade
- Sarah Roth, 12th grade
- Katelyn Sanderson, 11th grade