Forty students graduated from DeKalb West School on Tuesday, May 24 during a special ceremony before administrators, students, family and friends.
Principal Sabrina Farler presented the Principal’s award to students who scored all A’s their 8th grade year. Students honored were Trenten Shores, Holly Evans, Christian Trail, Cody Antoniak, Dallas Cook, Peyton Harris, Alexis Gammons, Clayton Crook, and Haley Dies.
Picking up Academic Awards in Math were Dallas Cook with a score of 98 from Karen France’s homeroom, and Holly Evans, Haley Dies, and Trenten Shores, who all tied with a perfect score of 100, from Cynthia Wilson’s homeroom. Shores was also honored with the Tennessee Math Competition award. In Science, Dallas Cook and Makenzie Ray tied with a grade of 99 from France’s room, and Holly Evans, Haley Dies, and Trenten Shores, again all tied with 100 from Wilson’s room. In English/Language Arts: Christian Trail won with 96 from France’s homeroom and Holly Evans picked up the award with a 99 from Wilson’s homeroom. In History, Dallas Cook and Christian Trail tied with the top score of 98 from France’s room, and Holly Evans had the top score with 99 from Wilson’s homeroom. Andrea Coleman and Sara Carver won the writing awards from Wilson’s and France’s homerooms respectively.
The PAWS Most Improved award went to Taylor Gibbs in Wilson’s room and Migel Quintero in France’s class. The Citizenship awards were handed out to Holly Evans and Clayton Crook in Wilson’s room and Peyton Harris and Sara Carver in France’s room. Picking up honors from the activity teachers were Jake Isbell, Andrea Coleman, and Cody Antoniak in Art; Trenten Shores and Braeden Jett in P.E.; Chelsea Cantrell and Mariah Mofield in Computer.
Lisa Hayes presented the Georgia Young Award in honor of her mother and late DWS Cafeteria Manager to Taylor Gibbs.
Perfect Attendance awards were presented to Seth Harris, Clayton Crook, and Peyton Harris. They were present every school day, were never late and never left the school day early.
Librarian awards were given to Christian Trail with 3,360.4 Accelerated Reader points, Dallas Cook (1847), Holly Evans (1338), Mariah Mofield (1097.8), and Alexis Gammons (1014.5). Trail won the Amanda Mullinax Librarian Award for earning the most Accelerated Reader points during his school career at DWS. He won that honor for the 4th year in a row.
Junior Beta students were recognized with certificates for their service work performed for the school, church, and community this school year. Haley Dies (71.75 hours), Holly Evans (70.75 hours), Cody Antoniak (23.5 hours), Peyton Harris (23.5 hours), Dallas Cook (20.5 hours), Clayton Crook (18.25 hours), Trenten Shores (16.25 hours), Sara Carver (13.5 hours), Noah Roberts (12.25 hours), and Christian Trail (11.5 hours). A local committee also nominated Holly Evans to the National Beta Club’s Most Valuable Player award titled the John W. Harris Award, named after the organization’s founder.
The names of students who walked the line at 8th grade graduation are as follows: Cody Landon Antoniak, Elijah Thomas Aucoin, Gabriel Lewis Aucoin, Shawn Wayne Bishop, Chelsey Colette Cantrell, Ethan Laine Cantrell, Sara Beth Carver, Alaysia Chalet Christian, Andrea Coleman, Matthew Dallas Cook, Latravia Shea Cox, Clayton Nathaniel Crook, Colton Wayne Curtis, Dylan Tyler Denson, Haley Elizabeth Dies, Holly Caroline Evans, Austin Lee Foster, Taylor Lynn Foutch, Alexis Jade Gammons, Taylor Nicole Gibbs, Peyton Allen Harris, Seth Harris, Douglas Anthony Hendrixson, Preston Lee Ingram, Jake Cole Isbell, Braedon Christopher Jackson Jett, Mariah Shea Mofield, Mattalynn Hope Mofield, Juan Migel Quintero, Alleyona Rader, Makenzie Dawn Ray, Derrin Wayne Reeder, Makayla Jean Riddle, Noah Brown Roberts, Trenten Shores, Kirra Evan Smith, Dayton Nicholas Tittel, Christian Aron Trail, Justus Clint Tramel, and Kendra Shea Whitehead.