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BCMS honors 60 at Character Awards Lunch

Filed in Archive, Student Spotlight by on December 16, 2019

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On Friday, December 13, more than 60 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, Curiosity, Fairness, Humor, Persistence and Zest. 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 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

  • Kaitlyn Donovan – Kaitlyn is always enthusiastic and motivated to learn and help others around her.
  • Elly Knoetgen – Elly is a quiet kid who, despite her shyness, always tries her hardest and does her best work.
  • Willa Lemov – Willa has a playful approach to life and enjoys making others laugh. She looks for the humor in situations and has an infectious giggle too.
  • Finleigh McClain – Finleigh treats everyone equally and fairly. She makes sure all feel included.
  • Shantanu Sheth – Shantanu works diligently to master a new concept and asks insightful questions.

Grade 7

  • Timothy Bailey – Tim shows all his peers great respect. He is always willing to help everyone and give everyone a chance.
  • Margot Danziger – Margot shows a great work ethic. She tries hard, asks questions and shows a real desire to understand.
  • Diana Martocci – Diana has so much fun energy. She always volunteers and has the best stories to share.
  • Ellen McCaffrey – Besides having a fantastic temperament, Ellen stands up for what she believes in and shares her ideas openly and honestly.
  • Phinnaeus Ruggiero – Phinn has a great sense of humor and fun that he shares appropriately with the class.
  • Mysha Sajid – Mysha always lets everyone else have a turn before she takes a turn. She is very sweet and has a kind word when needed.
  • Cole Scoville – Cole has his own identity and stands up for what he believes in.
  • Madeline Ward – Maddy asks great questions and shows a real desire to understand. She motivates others with her excitement for learning.

Grade 8

  • Jackson Adams – Jackson works extremely hard to achieve to the best of his ability and takes pride in his work.
  • Eleanor Benzing – Ellie is always asking higher-level questions and seeking to know why things happen.
  • Anna Brock – Anna is willing to share her ideas and thoughts with others in and outside of class.
  • Gabriella Raydo – Gabby works tirelessly towards mastery of all assignments and learns for the sake of learning.
  • Olivia Skuza – Olivia is always happy and spreading joy. She makes all situations very positive.

Mohawk House

Grade 6

  • Shawn Chaney – Shawn is interested in many things. He enjoys exploring and learning new information.
  • Madelyn Coton – Madelyn finds humor in many situations. Her wittiness helps her to connect with others.
  • Ezra Cotton – Ezra works well with his peers and always gives others a fair chance. He follows the golden rule and treats others the way he wants to be treated.
  • Aidan Geis– Aidan comes into school with a smile on his face, ready to take on the day. His energy and enthusiasm are contagious.
  • Anhelina Homanova – Anhelina faces challenges with a positive attitude. She is able to face her fears and speaks up for what is right.
  • Lauren Sinuc – Lauren does not let challenges stand in her way. She works hard and keeps her goals in mind.

Grade 7

  • Anna Fishburn – Anna does not give up, even when things are tough.
  • Isabella Gambelunghe – Bella bravely chose to switch teams, facing new friends and new teachers.
  • Nadia Hernandez – Nadia’s laugh is contagious. She lives life fully and embraces each moment.
  • Patrick Noonan – Patrick is seriously the funniest kid! His sense of humor makes all smile.
  • Temisan Oke – Temi’s sense of humor always brightens our classrooms.
  • Lorelei Rufa – No matter what Lorelei is going through, she holds her head up and confronts life with bravery.
  • Richa Shah – Richa has worked hard to keep learning and asking questions.
  • Ershad Sulaiman – Ershad’s curiosity is refreshing and engaging. He makes a class come alive.
  • Mofei Zhu – Mofei is kind and fair. She recently made sure to return items that were not hers. Her maturity is appreciated.

Grade 8

  • Amazhay Babb – Amazhay shows bravery when she willingly goes “out on a limb” when answering difficult questions.
  • Sofia Corts – Sofia has a truly positive outlook on life and brings a tremendous amount of zest to BCMS.
  • Christian Franchini – CJ is not only a bright student but also has a tremendous sense of fairness. he is an asset to BCMS.
  • Joseph Meo – Joey is a funny student who brings smiles to our faces every day.
  • Koby Miesowicz – Koby is a curious student in science class and loves to learn new things.
  • Natalie Scolaro – Natalie is a brave student who is willing to work hard and be strong when work is challenging.
  • Sara Silver – Sara is a persistent student. She keeps at it even when others quit.

Patroon House

Grade 6

  • Alexa Barry – Alexa is willing to take chances to overcome any challenge she faces.
  • Madelyn Eliea-Shields – Madelyn asks many great questions about what she is learning. She always wants to know more.
  • Addison Fronheiser – Addison sets goals for herself and works hard to meet those goals. She always gives her all, with a positive “can-do” attitude.
  • Connor Rowe – Connor approaches everything he does with excitement and energy. He always comes to school with something interesting to share and puts a smile on everyone’s face.
  • Nicholas Speranza – Nick brings a fun, light-hearted energy to the classroom. He uses humor to brighten everyone’s day.
  • Greta Swinton – When working with others, Greta works to ensure everyone’s voice is heard, and everyone has a chance to participate. She helps all group members feel welcome and important.

Grade 7

  • Catherine Dellenbaugh – Catie shows a genuine interest in all of her classes and puts in very positive energy into all of her work.
  • Benjamin Fugitt – Ben works well with his classmates and treats his peers with respect.
  • Feli’Sia Masao – Feli’Sia has recently arrived as a new student to BCMS and has done a great job of reaching out to her classmates and becoming part of the team.
  • Kaylee McAllister – Kaylee has a great enthusiasm and energy that she brings to all of her classes. Her attitude helps to make the classes that she is in more engaging to her classmates and teachers.
  • Charlotte O’Meara – Charlotte is a very diligent student who puts forth an excellent effort in her classes and extracurricular activities.
  • Dylan Rowe – Dylan is a good-natured student who brings a positive energy to all of his classes

Grade 8

  • Tyler Bitely – Tyler always has a smile on his face. He enjoys making those around him smile and laugh.
  • Paige Bruce  – Paige is full of energy and excitement when coming into class.
  • Sadie Buckley – Sadie strives each day to do her best work. She keeps her goals in mind and finishes what she starts.
  • Emma Leonard – Emma is not afraid to stand up for others. She strives to create and environment that is free from discrimination.
  • 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.
  • Jaina Rakoczy – When faced with a challenge, Jaina keeps working to understand difficult concepts. Whether it be in academic or social settings, Jaina works to be kind and persists in all situations.
  • Racine Thiam – Racine shows bravery through his willingness to try new things. Even when it is not easy, Racine always puts himself out ther and tries his best.
  • Efrain Valdez – Efrain often asks questions, even when other students do not. He is comfortable in both individual and group settings. He checks for understanding and is engaged in the content.