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BCMS December Character Lunch honors 41 students

Filed in BCMS, Student Spotlight by on December 17, 2018

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On Friday, December 14, forty-one middle school students were surprised to learn they were being treated to a special pizza lunch and a “Pit Party” after being selected by teachers for demonstrating one of the following character traits: Bravery, Humor, Persistence. The best part of the celebration? They each got to bring along a friend.

While the students at BCMS represent many positive characteristics, three times a year, as part of the school’s Character Education Program, students are honored for specific observed character traits outlined in the BCMS Pillars of Character. Each team nominates students who have demonstrated one of the highlighted character traits on a consistent basis.

Special thanks to Homestead Funding Corp. for sponsoring the December lunch, and to the Rotary Club of Delmar for their support of our Character Program at BCMS throughout the year. Congratulations to our students! 

Hudson House

Grade 6

  • Carter Irving – Carter always tries to bring a smile to everyone around him.
  • Matthew Jones – Matt always takes on every assignment and expectation regardless of the difficulty.
  • Mairead McPhillips – Mairead always approaches every day and every situation with a smile on her face and a positive attitude.
  • Aaditya Ojha – Aadi is always willing to go beyond expectations in order to do his very best work.
  • Shanado Phillips – In every situation, Shanado always tries to do his best work and do what he believes is the right thing.
  • Kaitlyn Robbins – Kaitlyn is always willing to put forth the effort necessary to go above and beyond any expectations.

Grade 7

  • Erik Bowers – Erik shows persistence in all he does. He takes his time to make sure that he is understanding, and he participates in class, providing insight for his peers.
  • James Cable – James is willing to take chances and try new things in order to overcome obstacles.
  • Maeve McCarthy – Maeve has a quick wit and good sense of humor that we all enjoy.
  • Sean Meek – Sean shows determination to do well and persevere in all that he does. He advocates appropriately and shows a desire to really understand.
  • Sean Ryan – Sean has a great sense of humor and fun that his peers and teachers enjoy.

Grade 8

  • Lillian Gray – Lilly is persistent in seeking help and completing her work to the best of her ability.
  • Dylan Poirier – Dylan is always brave enough to do the right thing.
  • John Vagianelis – John is persistent in completing all of his assignments.

Mohawk House

Grade 6

  • Natalie DeSanti – Natalie does not shy away from tough situations, and she faces challenges with optimism.
  • Lorelei Rufa – Lorelei does not give up when things are challenging. She will keep trying and will ask for help when needed.
  • Ella Spore – Ella uses humor to diffuse stress. She is able to make jokes and also laugh at herself.

Grade 7

  • Lisa Abdallah – Lisa always strives to do her best work. She is very focused on what she needs to accomplish. She is very good at advocating for herself.
  • Benjamin Imbriaco – Ben is a very hard worker and very conscientious in his work ethic. He is very thoughtful and contributes to class discussions.
  • Samarth Sahota – Sammy always has a good attitude. He finds humor in a lesson and is not afraid to laugh at himself. He is not afraid to put himself out there and try to answer a question in class or try something new.
  • Hugh Sullivan – Hugh is very conscientious about making up work after an absence from school. He asks for help when needed. He is also very polite and tries hard in class.
  • Sabrina Vichaiwattana – Sabrina is continuously thoughtful and conscientious in her work. She always strives to do her best.

Grade 8

  • Suzanna Amirbekian – Suzie is a brave young lady at BCMS and is a class act.
  • Nicholas Atteck – Nick is a brave young man that works very hard at BCMS. He is a great kid.
  • Kevin Begley – Kevin is so very funny! His personality and sense of humor put everyone at ease. What a great guy.
  • Lucia De Tuya – Lucia has a great sense of humor. Her smile lights up a room, and she is a great kid.
  • Sophie Klein – Sophie shows the character strength of persistence every day at BCMS. She never gives up, works hard, and is a student others look up to.
  • Joshua Levin – Josh shows the character strength of persistence every day. He will continue to work at something, not only until it is done, but until he understands the “why” and “how.” He is an asset to BCMS.

Patroon House

Grade 6

  • Patrick Dailey – Patrick had to work hard to be brave starting a new school. Now he comes to school ready to learn with his classmates.
  • Camilla Heckman – Camilla has shown growth in her ability to participate in class discussions. She often has the right answer and is now showing she is brave and willing to volunteer.
  • Hayley Kibrick – Hayley shows persistence as she works diligently each day, even when it’s hard. Hayley asks teachers for help when there is confusion.
  • Reesa McGowan – Reesa’s light-hearted and high-spirited interactions with teachers and peers always brings a smile. She is quick to make a joke and enjoys when others do the same.

Grade 7

  • Ava Mendez – Ava had overcome a lot of adversity recently, and all of her teachers recognize what a great job she is doing.
  • Isha Narang – Isha is an extremely hard-worker and is a dedicated student
  • William Terrien – Will has a great sense of humor and is always fun to have in class.

Grade 8

  • Maryam Alsammarraie – Maryam recently shared her personal immigration experience in writing. Her bravery and commitment to bringing her best self each day is exceptional.
  • Finnigan Belcher – Finn recently had a schedule change, and he has made a great transition to his new classes and expectations.
  • Benjamin Fabe – Ben’s warm personality and willingness to have fun is appreciated by all of his teachers.
  • Tabitha Jones – Tabitha is a very hard worker, even when faced with a difficult task. She seeks help to make sure she completes assignments and does her best work.
  • Aric Rider – A.J. always brings his best self. He works very hard and seeks assistance to make sure his work is completed with care.
  • Robert VanDyke – We appreciate Robbie’s ability to help all students and lighten the mood of the room with smiles and laughter.