OSWEGO – Academic success, hard work and dedication were in the spotlight during a recent Top 50 dinner honoring Oswego Middle School students.
The celebration, held at the Oswego Elks Lodge, honored 25 seventh graders and 25 eighth graders who achieved the highest grade-point averages in their respective grade level.
Superintendent Dr. Dean Goewey and Board of Education President Aimee Callen lauded the honorees during opening remarks.
OMS Principal Mary Beth Fierro said that she was proud of the students for their commitment to their schoolwork and beyond.
“The 50 seventh and eighth graders that we are recognizing this evening are leaders in all areas,” Fierro said. “These students have led their peers in the classroom, in musical performances … they have led on the sports fields, Battle of the Books, the Scripps Spelling Bee, marching band and dance competitions, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, National Junior Honor Society and Student Council …”
In addition to being well-rounded students, Fierro also said that the honorees often perform community service and volunteer work.
“Each student here is an outstanding representative of the Oswego Middle School and the larger Oswego community,” she said. “You represent yourself, your family and school with pride.”
Following Fierro’s remarks, Superintendent Goewey, members of the board of education and representatives from Oswego Sunrise Rotary and Pathfinder Bank (event sponsors) presented a certificate of achievement to each honoree.
The Top 25 seventh graders are:
Clara Back, Makayla Bell, Ethann Browne, Allyson Bruns, Carolena Canale, Jordan Caroccio, Anna Cloonan, Quinten Denkenberger, Anthony DeStevens, Hannah DiMartino, Mia Fierro, Michael Fierro, Ethan Hibbert, Zoe Jiang, Riley King, Leon Lin, Zoe Lisk, Miah Metott, Brayden Miller, Gavin Mills, Alexis Peck, Nealy Pippin, Olivia Powers, Addyson St. Onge and Marissa Wallace.
The Top 25 eighth graders are:
Marcus Baker, Lilly Boyzuck, Joshua Chun, Audrey Clark, Mary Kate Cloonan, Sydney DeLapp, Joseph DelConte, Erica Greene, John Hall, Dalya Kinsizer, Astrid Livesey, Iris McDonnell, Thomas May, Patrick Murray, Katelyn Nettles, Phi Nguyen, Preston Norfleet, Alixander Pauldine, Aidan Robbins, Alexander Strong, Brennan Tynan, Allison Tyrrell, Kailey Watts, Grace Wing and Jason Zhang.