Highland/Fulton: Students at Fulton Elementary show lots of character

Fulton Elementary School students who demonstrate respectfulness, responsibility and readiness each day are given recognition. One student is selected from each grade to be the "Kid for Character".

The following students were selected for the month of November: Kindergarten, Abbie Frisvold; first grade, Sophia Cramer; second grade, Caroline Borleis; third grade, Ashley Murray; fourth grade, Ellis Tompkins; and fifth grade, Carla Wilson.

On Dec. 11, they got to wear their new "got character?" tie-dyed tee shirts while welcoming fellow students into the school building with Freddy the Falcon, the school mascot. Congratulations.

Each school quarter, principal Karen Moore-Roby and her assistant principal, Susan Nickles, carve some time out of their busy schedules to have a special lunch with their students. These students are selected for this privilege based on their good behavior, hard work and great character.

Over the course of a two-week period, Karen and Susan had lunch with the following students:

Representing the kindergarten were Jenna Loehr, Sirak Nephtalem, Alex Nguyen, Claire Kimnach, Madolyn Kolasa, Luke Chung, Jacob Phelps and Caroline Witt.

The first graders were Ben Gargano, Flower Lai, Kaitlyn Marks, Paige Malwitz, Summer Richmond, Sydney Deeds, Cameron Olin, Vincent Do, Victoria England, Jack Brunner, Allison Geraghty and Becker Kunda.

Representing second grade were Amani Ahmad, Regan Hyder, Casey Van't Hoff, Quinn Dean, Jonathon Daigle, Madeline Duncan, Colman Nogle, Sunil Pateel, Kandis Borne and Krish Kalra.

The third graders were Eric Ma, Nathan Macek. Aiden Atang, Elena Walter, Faith Comising, Connor Goodman, Jack Goldscher, and Sripriya Vemu.

The fourth graders were Steven Musser, Melanie Robertson, Malcolm Brown, Mae Kim, Beckett Leary, Maggie Scicchitano, Shelby Reed, Caleb Dockendorf, Nick Hoover, and Hannah Miller.

The fifth graders were Julianna Belt, Ryan Saunderson, Sydney Grant, Tyler Shannon, Emma Richmond, Jose Gutierrez, Ethan Bennertz, and Amanda Fleming.

Congratulations to you all.

The Lime Kiln Middle School students of the week for the week ending Dec. 14 were Thomas Keehn, Delara Rajabi Abhari, Matthew Rathbun, Kelly Simons, Marvin Bennett, Lillian LaFemina, Ian McKibbin and Malone Breland. Keep up the great work!

The Reservoir High School Speech and Debate team is getting sharper and sharper.

At a recent speech and debate invitational that involved over 20 schools, the team took fourth place. Joe and Jake Smith each won their first gold medals in the policy debate with a 3-0 record. Joe also took gold as the top policy speaker with Jake winning the silver.

In the Lincoln-Douglas debate, gold went to Brian Shouse, who is now the top seed for the state tournament in March — after only three tourneys!

Bronze went to Zach Blough, who was also undefeated. Puja Trivedi received Honorable Mention honors for her 2-1 record.

In Speech, in a first-ever appearance by a Reservoir student competing for the triathlon medal (three events in one day), Dylan Gellis competed in Children's Literature, Impromptu and Dramatic Performance.

Kudos to the speech and debate team and to their coach, Emily Mandil.

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