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N-N names its Middle School Students of the Quarter


NORFOLK - The Norwood-Norfolk Middle School recently presented the Student of the Quarter for the second quarter to students in fifth through eighth grade. The students went to the auditorium to see who was awarded for their hard work, leadership, and academic excellence.

The fifth-grade team awarded Erin Stickney and Levi Sochia as its students of the quarter. Erin is described as a young lady who gives her very best at everything she does. She is interested in a wide variety of subjects including math, art and instrumental music. Math, of these, is her favorite. “She is self-motivated to succeed,” according to Diane Purvis.

While her demeanor is that of a shy and quiet person, her strength lies in her kindness toward other. She works without complaining and then will assist those in need.

Levi is always alert in class and has excellent questions and responses. He wants to know what happens next. He is very close with his family. Levi loves the History Channel and anything that has to do with animals. His mom says, “He really just enjoys learning new things.”

The sixth-grade team honored Bruce Dillabough and Brandi Ladue.

Bruce is a kind, thoughtful, helpful, and dedicated young man. This highly organized young gentleman always puts forth his best effort in everything he does, and participates in classroom discussions even when he may not be 100 percent sure of the answer. Bruce remains positive even during a challenging time in his classes. This demonstrates someone who is confident in taking risks in front of peers. “Bruce plays basketball, and soccer and plays with a team first attitude,” said teacher Stephanie Forget.

Brandi is someone you can count on for giving an uplifting smile. She is a wonderful person who is more than willing to do whatever is asked of her. Her kind and sweet attitude is a welcome character trait. Brandi always looks at others in a positive way and befriends everyone. Being her own person she does not fall into overly clicky situations. You can always count on her with her unselfishness and giving nature. Her effort paid off with an increase in both the ELA and math STAR exam scores recently.

The seventh-grade team recognized Hailey LePage and Sidney Belmore.

Hailey has a wide variety of interests. “In the classroom, she has proven herself to be not only a strong student but also an excellent partner and teammate,” said teacher Dave Rishe.She ran cross country in the fall and plays the flute in band. Hailey’s favorite subject is ELA. Outside of school, she enjoys horseback riding and celebrity ghost stories.

“Sidney is a young gentleman who in the classroom stands out for his politeness, willingness to participate, ability to help others, and is always prepared. His positive nature is a great addition to any group he is involved in,” said Mr. Rishe.

Sidney participates in NNCS sports – soccer, basketball, and baseball. He plays saxophone in band. Sidney’s favorite subject is math.

The eighth-grade team selected Caitlyn Chen and Isaac Barkley.

Teacher. Jason Gallant described Caitlyn as a young lady who possesses many great qualities. She is kind, compassionate, funny, and a hard worker. She always enters and leaves the classroom wearing a smile. Caitlyn is a curious young lady who wants to learn something new every day. She is a top-notch student, especially in math. She does what is asked of her daily without hesitation or complaint.

Mr. Gallant described Isaac as a young man who is as well rounded as they come. He is nice, funny, smart and athletic. He is a top-notch math and science student whom his teachers hope goes into the field of engineering. He picks up on things quickly and also learns from his mistakes. Isaac used these skills to beat Mr. Gallant in chess by using his tactics against him.

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