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September 20, 2018

JCB Students Receive Spark Awards for Exhibiting Character


PHOENIX – Several John C. Birdlebough High School students have the spark to ignite greatness.

Students celebrate as they become inaugural recipients of the Spark Award for having exhibited citizenship, integrity, responsibility or perseverance.

Students celebrate as they become inaugural recipients of the Spark Award for having exhibited citizenship, integrity, responsibility or perseverance.

Principal Gregory Molloy recently honored 44 students with inaugural Spark Awards, which are given to JCB students to exhibit at least one of the following sparks: citizenship, integrity, responsibility and perseverance.

He said staff members and school administrators have discussed JCB becoming a school of character.

Building the spark-based core value concepts will make students well-rounded and employable, Molloy said.

Examples of recognition include students taking on extra responsibilities, a student who bought another student’s lunch who didn’t have money one day, hard work and dedication throughout the marking period, and work completed on time with no complaints, among a multitude of other reasons.

“What you bring to JCB every day is invaluable,” Molloy told the students. “Your demeanor is infectious; you are the reason we love coming to school every day.”

Each teacher from throughout the building may nominate a student of their choice for a Spark Award each quarter.

Recipients received a certificate and an ice cream coupon to use in the school cafeteria.

At the end of the school year, two Spark Award recipients from each grade level will join the top 10 from each class on a special trip in June to either Darien Lake or Hershey Park.

Pictured are recipients:

Gabriella Allen, Kara Barrow, Alexis Bowering, Ryan Clark, Bradley Dietz, Elissa Fordyce, Matthew Francis, Becka Fuller, Brianna Gates, Leah Harke, Caroline Harrington, Natalie Hart, David Hull, Derek Izyk, Britney Jewell, Bailey Johnson, Morgan Johnson, Ashley Kenner-Carbonaro, Portia Krichbaum, Trevor LaRobardiere, Evan Logee, Danielle LeFebvre, Brianna Luke, James Lynch, Joshua Margrey, Ross McFarland, Jacob Palmatier, Niko Pangaro, Joseph Pickett, Hannah Root, Michael Sadoski, Jacob Sharp, Derick White and Trevor Worden. Absent from the photo are: Kearra Backus, Christopher Champan, Daniel Davis, Teona Draper, Maliek Edwards, Hayleigh Ladd, Cory Lawrence, Natalie Lytle, Meghan Rowe and Bradley Weldin.

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