Lehighton Middle School students recognized at B.O.S.S. breakfast
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS B.O.S.S. recipients, from left, David Vega and Brandon Bowman, both in eighth grade at Lehighton Area Middle School, and Sophia Everett and Emily Snyder, seventh grade students, pose after being recognized at the middle school's "Breakfast for Outstanding Student Success" program. More than 50 students in fifth through eighth grade were recognized at the breakfast.
The Lehighton Area Middle School held its second B.O.S.S. breakfast program for the 2009-2010 school year.
During the event, Dr. Mark McGalla, principal, welcomed the parents to the middle school. Guest speakers, attorneys Gerald Strubinger and James Nanovic also offered words of encouragement and advice to both the students and parents.
The B.O.S.S. program is designed to highlight outstanding student achievement at the middle school. Each of the eight teams at the middle school who comprise the core subjects of language arts, math, science, and social studies selected an outstanding male and female student to be honored at the breakfast. Teachers representing each team and the art, reading, music, physical education, keyboarding, industrial tech and family & consumer science departments were also present to highlight their outstanding students.
The students who received awards are: Austin Ahner, Jacob Bailey, Dakota Baker, Jenifer Beers, Hannah Binyon, Luke Blisard, Holly Bollinger, Brandon Bowman, Tia Brownmiller, Donovan Buchinsky, Susan Cook, Allison DeKorte, Joseph Dobrowski, Laura Drumheller, Sophia Everett, Troy Freeby, Trent Frey, Deron Gilbert, Chris Guyn, Alexis Hensley, Kaitlin Higgins, Nicolas Hill, Leah Hoover, Alyssa Huntington, Chelesa Hutnick, Jaclyn Jordan, Melanie Kachmar, Tyler Kerschner, Alexander Laybourne, Kirsten Levan, Kamara Litchauer, Madison Malay, Bret Mausteller, Matthew McGeehan, Ryan Moerder, Brady Niehoff, Mitchell Pados, Lyssa Pantella, Cheyenne Pettit, Thomas Phelan, Rajah Quinonies, Jarred Rehrig, Jessica Salinas, Arianna Schaeffer, Carissa Sevrin, Kascelia Sherwood, Emily Snyder, John Stafiniak, Emily Steigerwalt, Morgan Steigerwalt, Paige Steigerwalt, Savannah Thomas, Kyle Troch, David Vega and Kira Williams.
The Lehighton Area School District and the middle school believe parents, administrators, and teachers need to work cooperatively to motivate students and create a school environment based on positive student/staff relationships. Students represent a diverse collection of human beings with different talents, personalities, skills and aspirations.
The program has adopted a flexible criteria selection process, which allows all students to be eligible for this award. The faculty looks for students who display hard work, dedication, pleasant attitude, achievement, and above all the desire for improvement.
The breakfast is an important function of the middle school throughout the year. The awards and refreshments of the B.O.S.S. program are funded by the Lehighton Area Middle School Advisory Council.