Volney Elementary Sixth Grade Award Ceremony

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“You get out of life what you put into it,” Volney Principal Jeff Hendrickson told the sixth grade students at Volney Elementary School, adding, “Don’t forget to celebrate when you do well!” The graduates attended an awards ceremony on their final day of elementary school where many students were recognized for their involvement in band, chorus, orchestra, safety patrol, and many special awards were handed out.

Special area recognition awards were given to students including: Art – Carlos Feliciano and Angela Paul; Media Center – MacKenzie Fanciulli and Dylan Hall; Music – Derek Prosser, Emily Steere, Maureen McCann and Seth DeLisle; Physical Education – Paige Lockwood and Liam Roberge.

Students were recognized for exemplary attendance awards and Citizenship Awards were given to Dylan Blair, Paige Lockwood, Christy Pickard, Liam Roberge, Dawson Samson, Monica Falanga, Tyler Mason, Angela Paul, Anthony Semeraro, Jacob Strauss, Elizabeth Bartell, Joshua Burnard, Austin Curtis, Carlos Feliciano and Forrest Raley.

The Triple C Award, which recognizes students for their Character, Courage and Commitment, was given to Ashley Grey and Lena Pawlewicz. The State Comptroller Award was given to Elizabeth Reitz and the Robert and Alice Jonas Book Award was presented to Ashley McCann.

President’s Education Awards were presented to the following students: Kristen Budd, MacKenzie Fanciulli, Ashley McCann, Derek Prosser, Elizabeth Reitz, Seth DeLisle, Tyler Mason, Maureen McCann, Angela Paul, Lena Pawlewicz, Anthony Semeraro, Richard Bridges, Joshua Burnard, Austin Curtis, Roxanne DeProspero, Carlos Feliciano, Ciarra Ferguson, Tanner Gorton, Jason Mattice, Alissa Robinson, and Courtney Whaley.

A tradition at Volney brings two former students who are graduating seniors back to the school to offer words of advice to the sixth grade graduates. This year’s guest speakers Daniel Hanczyk and Kelsy Natoli shared words of wisdom with the students that spoke of enjoying their time in school, because time goes by so quickly. Hanczyk warned the students about getting into trouble saying, “As for trouble, the best advice I can give you is to stay out of it!”

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