Middle School Celebrates Student Achievements

Middle School Celebrates Student Achievements photo

Students were recognized for their academic performance, good character and perfect attendance at the annual ninth-grade awards ceremony for Edmund W. Miles Middle School on June 21.

The ceremony was held in the high school auditorium, introducing the students to the school they will attend in the fall. Principal Edward Plaia, Dean of Students Earl Mitchell and teachers presented the awards.

The Warriors of the Year were Ryanne Zamora and Edwin Sanchez for best exemplifying grit, perseverance, integrity and respect. There was also a Warrior of the Year presentation for each subject. Winners included Tristan Angus (band), Kaya Branscum (earth science), Kevin Contreras (orchestra), Myles Goddard (physical education), Nicole Jimenez (health), Gabrielle Knight (foreign language), Noah Laforest (social studies), Aalany McCatty (math), Gabrielle McGinnis (English language arts), Yesenia Mendoza Rojas (chorus), Yomary Orellana (art) and Carlos Santos Hernandez (ENL).

The school recognized students who had the top grade point average in each subject, as well as those who were named to the honor roll during each of their three years in middle school.   

Additional honors included the Amityville Teachers Association Award of Excellence, the New York State Comptroller Achievement Award, the New York State Triple C Award and the Daughters of the American Revolution Award. 

Noah Laforest, Justin Mullings and Keniese Pryce each received an award for perfect attendance. All ninth-graders received promotion certificates for their successful completion of middle school. The program ended with a video montage.