MINETTO, NY – Olivia Flint and Katrina Sharkey were recipients of the Minetto Elementary School â€œPrincipalâ€™s American Citizenship Award.â€
Dean Goewey presented the honors to the two sixth graders at the year end ceremony.
Goewey noted, â€œThis award is sponsored by the National association of Elementary School Principals. It recognizes Americaâ€™s youth for making a positive contribution to the school and community.â€
Another notable award presented by Goewey was the â€œNew York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Triple â€˜Câ€™ Awardâ€ recognizing â€œcharacter, courage and commitment.â€
This yearâ€™s recipients were Alec Suits and Paige Kieper.
Goewey also proudly presented a pair of Presidentâ€™s Awards for Educational Excellence and Educational Achievement.
The Educational Excellence Award goes to students who have an overall average for two years of 90% or have scored among the best in the New York State English Language Arts and Math tests.
Students earning this award included Brynn Adner, Kayla Becksted, Olivia Flint, Nicholas Hurlbutt, Evan James, Paige Kieper, Emily Lloyd, Kyra Oâ€™Gorman, Samantha Oâ€™Neil, Justin Semione, Katrina Sharkey, Kelci Somers, Emily Strzelinski and Alec Suits.
The Educational Achievement Award is given for outstanding educational growth, improvement, commitment or intellectual development.
This yearâ€™s recipients included Destiny Bivens, Miranda Clary, Eric Clyne, Trisha Ditton, Teyler Galletta, James Gilbert, Michele Lavery, Noah Lee, Sydnie LeRoy, Emma Myers, Lauren Sharkey, Ethan Snyder and Sarah St. John.
Prior to the presentation of the sixth grade certificates, the students heard from three members of the Oswego High School â€œClass of 2010â€ as Brian Semione, Matthew Castiglia and Kristen Bartholomew all encouraged the students to remain focused, participate in the variety of options that will be available, be an individual and have fun while learning.
Preparing to commence seventh grade from Mrs. Andersonâ€™s class are Brynn Adner, Eric Clyne, Trisha Ditton, Alexis Elmer, Claudia Engle, Teyler Galletta, Laura Godden, Nicholas Hurlbutt, Evan James, Paige Kieper, Dylan Merwin, George Myers, Justin Pospesel, Katrina Sharkey, Lauren Sharkey, Sarah St. John, Emily Strzelinski, Kyle Topley and Cole Ylitalo.
From Mrs. Freebern and Mrs. Campbellâ€™s sixth grade class were Kayla Becksted, Alexander Burns, Joshua Crary, Francis Dahar, Dacoda Fadden, Olivia Flint, Jacob Johnson, Noah Lee, Austin Loomis, Mollie McSweeney, Alex Monahan, Johnathon Monteith, Julio Negron, Kyra Oâ€™Gorman, Taeler Shortt, Amber Simmons, Ethan Snyder, Kelci Somers, Abigail Thompson and Brianna Yablonski.
The graduates in Mrs. Wadsworthâ€™s class were Lucas Abbott, Destiny Bivens, Miranda Clary, Shawn Clary, Kane Davis, Amber Dawley, Jacob Dumas, Dakota Ellis, Dillon Gibson, James Gilbert, Rory Henrie, Michele Lavery, Sydnie LeRoy, Emily Lloyd, Isaiah Love, Emma Myers, Samantha Oâ€™Neil, Brandon Pepper, Justin Semione, Alec Suits and Adriana Zagame.