At Phoenix’s Emerson J. Dillon Middle School, more than three dozen students were recently honored for being exemplary citizens.
Throughout the school year, Citizenship Awards are given to students who exhibit positive behavioral traits and are recognized and nominated by staff members for the accolade.
According to teacher Raina Hinman, award recipients serve as role models for their peers.
“These students are respectful, responsible, dependable and friendly,” Hinman said. “They are fine representatives of our school and our community.”
In addition to being recognized during morning announcements, the students also received a certificate of distinction and were commended by school administrators.
Award recipients included Brayden Biondolillo, James Hagg, Logann Galle, Kylie Russo, Alexandra Hopps, Payton Scruton, Gracie Britton, Amaya Malambri, Kelise Newby, Alayna Merrill, Maggie-Lee Basile, Jason Alberici, Michael Dion, Abigail Clark, Eric Betts, Lawrence Karl, Megan Hess, Mark Zogg, Nicollette D’Arrigo, Darren Fischel, Alexandra Galle, Keera Hazen, Dylan Schaffner, Savanna Neupert, Teresa Uhl, Jeffrey Horner, Isaiah Santola, Nevaeh Lando, Tabitha Clark, Mattison Hess, Francesca Goodell, Miranda LaRobardiere, Jock Li, Haley Bowersox, Shay Altman, Natalie Brown, Brielle DeRoberts, Sophie Crandall, Aidan Trumble and Liam Sweeney.