23 Saline 8th Graders Honored for 4.0 GPA Over 3 Years of Middle School

 05/20/2016 - 00:56
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Twenty-three Saline Middle School 8th grade students and one teacher were honored along with fellow students and educators from seven other local middle schools at the 2015-2016 Southeast Michigan Middle Level Administrators Association (SEMMLAA) 8th Grade Honors Night held Monday evening, May 9, at Chelsea High School.   

Each of the principals representing Chelsea, Dexter, Lincoln, Manchester, Milan, Pinckney, Saline and Tecumseh recognized their students individually with Certificates of Academic Excellence and had an opportunity to speak to the family-filled audience about their pride in these students’ accomplishments.  In his opening keynote remarks, Tecumseh Principal Rick Hilderley encouraged these students to first figure out what they want to do and where they want to go, and then figure out who to take along as they go do it - and then translated that as: "Be a leader, not a follower."

Saline Middle School Principal Mr. David Raft and Assistant Principal Laura Washington proudly recognized the following honor students from the Saline Class of 2020 for achieving perfect 4.0 grade point averages over their 6th, 7th, and 8th grade years at Saline Middle School:

  • Maxwell Bauer
  • Steffi Bentley
  • Holden Collins
  • Morgan Comfort
  • Emily Cook
  • Gracie Ann Dilworth
  • Grace Edwards
  • Sydney Houle
  • Allison Houston
  • Yolian Lao
  • William Minnette
  • Frank Parkinson
  • Reagan Recchia
  • Emma Schwartzenberger
  • Bridget Skelly
  • Jordan Starkey
  • Alison Urquhart
  • Jacob Walper
  • Noah Thomas Walters
  • Jennifer Wolf
  • Henry Wood
  • Miranda Zak
  • Eileen Zong

Each principal also had the pleasure of awarding a plaque to their “Educator of the Year."  Voted for by the honored students, this educator exemplifies the leadership characteristics and excellent teaching skills that enable all students to shine.  This year Mr. Raft was pleased to once again honor Saline Middle School 7th Grade Science teacher, Mrs. Leigh Ann Roehm.  Emma Schwartzenberger and Bridget Skelly, two of Saline’s honored students, spoke briefly about what Mrs. Roehm’s heartfelt dedication to both her teaching and basketball coaching have meant to them during their years at Saline Middle School.

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