The 8th graders at Taylor County Middle School participated in their recognition ceremony on Friday, May 19th, 2017 to commemorate their completion of middle school.
Kaitlyn Phillips led the opening prayer and was followed by TCMS Principal Danita Johnson who welcomed family members, friends, and guests to the ceremony. Olivia Beams gave the Reflection Speech, which was written by fellow TCMS student Abi Miller. Next, Mrs. Pat Jones and a few of the 8th graders presented Mrs. Dee Dee Davis and her family with the “American Dream Quilt” in honor of the late Taylor County School District Board Member, Mr. Tony Davis.
Before the awards and recognitions were given the 8th grade choir performed “Seasons of Love,” under the direction of Mr. Jericho McCoy.
The following were the Top Students per Content Area. Each teacher per subject area nominated a student.
Ms. Hays: Landon Rodenberg and Sydney Bertram
Ms. Myers: Marc Shewmaker and Emilee Walters
Ms. Spalding: Dalton Nunn and Laneysa Caldwell
Ms. Hays: Marc Shewmaker and Emilee Walters
Ms. Myers: Jacob Hayes and Emily Watkins
Ms. Spalding: Kaden McNear and Anna Pinson
Ms. Blair: Tristan Walters and Laneysa Caldwell
Ms. Lobb: Jonah Burgess and Emilee Walters
Ms. Cox: Cristhian Blair and Audrey Young
Ms. Mattingly: Lukas Burress and Sydney Bertram
Ms. Jones: Jacob Hayes and Sydney Bertram
Mr. McFarland: Peyton Dooley and Amerilee Lowe
TCHS Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor Lindsay Wayne presented the Junior Agriculture Discovery Degree. This degree was awarded to the following students:
Anna Grace Hunt
Students who had a 3.0 – 3.5 GPA were presented with the Silver Certificate President’s Education Award. These students are Matthew Wright, Alexis Wilson, Jadin Sturgill, Logan Smother, Tyler Shofner, Shelby Sebastion, Aleah Schwab, Presley Schnepp, Daniela Sanchez, George Prebee, Landon Pike, Wesley Oliver, C. Taylor Noel, Alexis Mings, Abigail Miller, Savannah Mejean, Hannah McDonald, Sarah Madson, Gabrielle Lyvers, Nathaniel Lyons, Jordan Lumpkins, James Long, Steven Leake, Hunter Ingram, Cadi Howard, Ayden Hillard, Valeria Herrera, Railee Hagan, Chloe Gribbins, James Gibbs, Alisha Garrett, Eric Ferrie, Hailey Farmer, Makayla Fair, Carson Edelen, Jacob Delk, Cameron Cox, Christian Colvin, Luke Clark, Lindsey Canada, Sarah Bunnell, Chance Brockman, Jason Bright, Amber Baumgardner, Samantha Alfaro, and Armina Adams.
Students with a 3.6 – 4.0 GPA throughout the year were presented with the Gold Certificate President’s Education Award. These students are Audrey Young, Makayla Wright, L. Abigail Witham, Angelina Witham, S. Connor Wise, Grayson Wise, David Wise, Collin White, Carson Watson, Emily Watkins, Tristan Walters, Emilee Walters, Allison Walters, Austin Tungate, Alexia Tikkanen, Kendall Thompson, Liane Teel, Avery Smith, Adelia Simpson, Marc Shewmaker, Kyle Shepperson, Breanna Sharp, Drew Sapp, Brianna Sanders, Conner Roney, Noah Rogers, Landon Rodenberg, Madeline Riley, Charles Reynolds, Abigail Ragland, Jacob Porter, Carter Pooser, Gracie Pogue, Anna Pinson, Kaitlyn Phillips, Hannah Phillips, Kacy Perkins, H. Dalton Nunn, Austin Noel, Bernard Niemeyer, R. Davis Nelson, Dylan Morrison, Sydney Mings, Mackenzie Miller, Morgan Melton, W. Kaden McNear, Emma Maynard, Hayes Mason, Briana Mardis, Weslee Lowe, Rebecca Lowe, Amerilee Lowe, Anoushka Lazarus, Justin Lain, Madison Kinser, Adam Kehoe, Ariel Jones, Adam Jeffries, Caley James, Abigail Hillard, Jacob Hayes, Lathan Hamilton, Chloe Hafley, Alaina Gwilliam, Jade Grisso, Bradley Gribbins, Gerald Gonzalez, Breanna Gilpin, Gavin Foster, Natalie Ford, Joshua Ford, B. Seth Ford, Kayla Ferguson, Reili Farmer, Mary Farmer, Keeli Farmer, D. Paige Farmer, Eli Durham, M. Nicole Duplantis, Peyton Dooley, Adrian Doerr, Gabriella Delagarza, Macy Deering, Riley Curry, Landon Crews, Molly Crabtree, Jaylin Cox, Shelby Cole, C. Luke Cole, Ethan Coghill, Mckenzie Clark, Nicholas Cheatham, Kyle Chappell, Mckayla Cecil, Laneysa Caldwell, Kayci Caldwell, Lukas Burress, Jonah Burgess, Micah Brodie, Abigail Brock, Logan Bricken, Holly Brents, Cristhian Blair, D. Frank Bladen, Sydney Bertram, Johnaven Bell, Kyler Beard, Olivia Beams, Breanna Bailey, Jackson Antle, Catherine Allen, and Kailee Abren.
The following students received a perfect attendance certificate for the 2016 – 2017 school year. Sydney Bertram, Micah Brodie, Lindsey Canada, Charles Cole, Macy Deering, Nicole Duplantis, Keeli Farmer, Reili Farmer, Joshua Ford, Abigail Hillard, Ayden Hillard, Nathaniel Lyons, Emma Maynard, Kacy Perkins, Kyle Shepperson, Tristain Walters, Emily Watkins, Makayla Wright, and Matthew Wright.
Six students had a record of perfect attendance for all three years at Taylor County Middle School! Those students were Sydney Bertram, Abigail Hillard, Lindsey Canada, Tristan Walters, Nicole Duplantis, and Kyle Shepperson.
Jaylin Cox received the Star Discovery Degree, which was presented by Mrs. Lindsay Wayne.
The Excellence in Education Award was given to students who obtained all A’s during 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Congratulations to the following students who received this high honor: Sydney Bertram, Shelby Cole, Gabriella DeLaGarza, D. Paige Farmer, Alaina Gwilliam, Amerilee Lowe, Briana Mardis, Morgan Melton, Allison Walters, Emilee Walters, and Audrey Young.
At the end of the year, 8th grade students submitted writing samples. The winners received the William Neal Award for Creative Promise in Literature. The winners were Dalton Nunn and Olivia Beams.
The Principal’s Award was given to “stand out students” from the year. Mrs. Danita Johnson and Mr. Eddie Clement, TCMS Assistant Principal, nominated students for this award. Congratulations to Johnaven Bell Chloe Gribbins, Josh Ford, Grayson Wise, Hunter Ingram, Jaylin Cox, Hayes Mason, Savannah Mejean, Jacob Hayes, Hannah Phillips, Ethan Coghill, Daniela Sanchez, Noah Rogers, Brianna Yates, Collin White, Sydney Bertram, Logan Smothers, Molly Crabtree, Connor Roney, Breanna Gilpin, Carson Watson, Anoushka Lazaurus, Lathan Hamilton, Amerilee Lowe, Weslee Lowe, Abby Witham, Connor Wise, Adelia Simpson, Dalton Nunn, Catherine Allen, Tristan Walters, Brooklyn Wooley, Adam Kehoe, Emma Maynard, Landon Crews, Avery Smith, Ayden Hillard, Paige Farmer, Marc Shewmaker, and Chris Mitchell.
Teachers at Taylor County Middle School nominated and voted for two 8th graders to win the Most Outstanding 8th Grader award. The winners were Sydney Bertram and Jacob Hayes!
Before the Promotion Certificates were given to the graduating students, Makayla Wright gave the Future Speech to the audience. Lastly, Mr. Eddie Clement presented the closing.
More pictures from the ceremony can be viewed on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TCSchools/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1372699649451303