Nearly 100 Dennis M. Kenney Middle School students were honored during a recent ceremony celebrating academic achievement, improvement and overall contributions to the Hannibal Central School District.
Middle school teachers, administrators and staff members applauded the honorees, which included students in fifth through eighth grades.
Interim Principal Joe McGrath congratulated the students on their achievements and wished them continued success in the future.
“All of us are very proud of the accomplishments of these students,” McGrath said to the audience comprised of parents and family members.
The honorees, McGrath said, worked very hard inside and outside the classroom and deserved special recognition for their efforts.
He thanked students and families for their involvement and contributions to the school community.
McGrath and Assistant Principal Chris Tynan announced the President’s Award winners and students who earned recognition in different academic subject areas. Each student was presented with a certificate for their accomplishments.
In addition to those awards, a handful of students also earned plaques and special honors.
Student Council Leadership Awards were presented to Kristin Kellogg, Hunter Dumas, Zachary Shortslef and Isabelle Shoults for their civic duties, leadership skills, involvement in extracurricular activities and other noteworthy character traits.
Another special honor, the Henry Parsons Memorial Award, was given to Ian Arnold for his work ethic and effort.
The Buzzy Grant Memorial Award was presented to Kelly Loveland and Dillon Plantz for demonstrating exceptional qualities of an all-around student.
Teachers selected the recipients for excelling in the classroom and for exhibiting positive traits such as character and citizenship.