Eighth Grade Recognition Night

Eighth Grade Recognition Night
Posted on 06/10/2024
Congratulations to our eighth graders! East Rochester Union Free School District recognized and celebrated our eighth grade students who will soon be crossing the bridge from the middle level into high school. 

During the ceremony, ERUFSD honored students for their achievements and efforts in content areas and also in skills, languages, music, art, PE, and the CO2 Dragster Race. Our content awards are given to students for either showing the most improvement in a particular subject or for demonstrating outstanding achievement. 

- Outstanding Achievement - Ava Scahill
- Most Improved - De’Andra Lamont

- Outstanding Achievement - Levii Conti
- Most Improved - Alicia Diaz
- Outstanding Achievement Algebra - Colin Woodward
- Most Improved Algebra - Talulah Williams-Johnson

Social Studies
- Outstanding Achievement - Nolan Kieffer
- Most Improved - Ava Bergen

- Outstanding Achievement Science 8 - Levii Conti
- Outstanding Achievement Living Environment - Colin Woodward and Tristan Wollschleger
- Most Improved - Demi Gano

- Outstanding Effort ELA Skills - Areyes Caraballo, Olivia Nadeau, Alicia Diaz
- Outstanding Effort Math Skills - Twain Augustin

World Language Awards
- Spanish Outstanding Achievement - De’Andra Lamont, Abby Schofield
- Italian Outstanding Achievement - Jameson Morgan

PE Outstanding Achievement - Samad Ellington, Tristan
Wollschleger, Will Pendones, Patrick McGarvey, Sloan Sowinski,
Talulah Williams-Johnson, Mackenzie Youngblood, Abby Schofield

Art Picasso Award - Ava Scahill

Music Beethoven Award - Sariah Calhoun-Jackson

Chorus Outstanding Achievement - Nolan Kieffer

- Symphonic Band Outstanding Achievement - Talulah Williams-Johnson
-Jazz Band Outstanding Achievement - Greg Vargas

Tech / CO2 Dragster Race:
3rd Place Finishers
- Heavyweight: Lucas Johnson
- Middleweight: Neahman Grandin
- Lightweight: Nolan Kieffer

2nd Place Finishers
- Heavyweight: Joey Rountree
- Middleweight: Kylie Parsons
- Lightweight: Noah Johncox

- Heavyweight: Thomas Sowinksi
- Middleweight: Maxim Bennett
- Lightweight: Joey Rountree

Best Design 
- Hudson LaFontaine

Assistant Principal Black shared, " [Eighth graders] I’ve watched you grow so much in this time, not only as individuals, but also as a group. Whether it be in the classroom, on stage, or on the athletic fields, I’m proud of everything you have accomplished, and you should be too. Though each of you have faced your own set of challenges throughout middle school, you’ve persevered, supported each other, and learned from your mistakes. As you stand on the threshold of high school, it’s natural to feel a mix of excitement and uncertainty. High school will bring new experiences, new friendships, and a new set of challenges, but I’m here to remind you that you are ready for whatever comes your way. You have the knowledge, skills and determination to be successful."

Congratulations, Class of 2028! 

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