Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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June 16, 2014

Eighth-graders recognized at Frank P. Brown Elementary

CROSSVILLE — Frank P. Brown Elementary School held its Eighth Grade Recognition program on the evening of May 22. Students received awards for academic successes, perfect attendance, outstanding character, and other achievements for the 2013-2014 academic year.  

Principal Christie Thompson welcomed friends and family to the honors program. Student speaker Isaiah Galvan offered words of appreciation to the teachers who have supported and inspired the eighth grade class.

The five students with the highest academic averages were presented with awards. These students were, in first to fifth place: Billy Drainas, Carolyn Sampson, Jake Lewis, Skyler Eastwood and Isaiah Galvan.

Three students, Billy Drainas, Jake Lewis and Carolyn Sampson, made the A Honor Roll for the year and were presented with certificates. Students making the A/B Honor Roll for the academic year were recognized as well: Skyler Eastwood, Isaiah Galvan, Kaali Kimbro, Keela Kimbro, Levi Lowe, Shelby Miles, Jay Ott, Scott Winningham and Chris Zona. Sandy Stone, Jake Lewis and Carolyn Sampson received awards for Perfect Attendance for the year. The Top Reader Award for the eighth grade class went to Chris Zona.  

Special Area Award recipients were: Art Awards - Skyler Eastwood, Jasmine Smith and Chloe Tayse; Band Awards - Nathan Croley, Kristina Ellis and Aram Hawn; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Award - Branson Brown; Teen Living Award - Grayson Brawner; Keyboarding Award - Shelby Miles; and Physical Education Awards - Billy Drainas and Sandy Stone.

Superlative winners were honored with certificates from the State of Tennessee House of Representatives and State Representative Paul Bailey. Students receiving this recognition were: Wittiest - Emilee Mullis and Chase Clark; Most Dependable - Jasmine Smith and Levi Lowe; Best All Around - Sandy Stone and Nate Hargis; Most Talented - Alex Fowler, Trenton Martin and Billy Drainas; Most Likely to Succeed - Carolyn Sampson and Grayson Brawner; Best Character - Shelby Miles and Scott Winningham; Miss B.E.S. - Cassidy Brown and Mr. B.E.S. - Jake Lewis; Most Athletic - Keela Kimbro and Chris Barnett; and Friendliest - Skyler Eastwood and Holden Shires.   

Gail Stinnett of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presented the DAR Award to Skyler Eastwood. BES Beta Club sponsor Brandi Wilson presented medallions to the 12 eighth grade club members Jake Lewis, Carolyn Sampson, Jay Ott, Shelby Miles, Levi Lowe, Keela Kimbro, Kaali Kimbro, Isaiah Galvan, Skyler Eastwood, Ethan Collins, Chris Zona and Billy Drainas. 

Jake Lewis was commended for his selection to the University of Tennessee's Engineering VOLunteers for Ninth Graders (eVOL9) program this summer. Billy Drainas was recognized for his achievements in math. He was the first-place winner at both the Tennessee Mathematics Teacher's Association (TMTA) Math Contest at Tennessee Tech University and the CCHS Math Competition this spring.

Following the presentation of awards, the eighth-grade video, created by Kari Rockwell, was shown. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the eighth-grade class was presented, during which time each student handed a flower to an influential person in his or her life.  

Mrs. Thompson gave closing remarks with encouraging words for the continued success of the future graduating class of 2018. The BES Beta Club served refreshments at the reception that followed the program.

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