J. Taylor Finley Middle School is celebrating several dozen seventh and eighth graders who garnered the On a Roll Award after significantly improving their classroom performance during the recent third marking period.
The second group of honorees since the program debuted in March had their third marking period performance measured against that of the second. Students who improved their grade point average by five points or more in a certain class received recognition from their teacher along with a personalized certificate, while those improving their overall grade point average by five points or more received a letter home and a special reward.
Finley seventh grade recipients of the On a Roll Award.
The third marking period On a Roll Award recipients for overall improvement in their grade averages include:
Seventh grade: Jahir Linares Mendez, Erick Anariba Avila, Darwing Ruiz Meza, Alec Cadet, Anderson Orellana Lopez, Aiden Thomason, McKenzie Moore, Ashley Palma, Adan Ntambwe, Erick Diaz Santos, Alyson Ramirez Escobar, Carlos Jimenez-Contreras, Dylan Diaz Moreno, Brando Leon, Yezabelle Hernandez, Eli Rodriquez-Guevara, Gael Reyes, Daliah Moreira Moreira, Muhammad Abdullah, Anthony Guardado Rosales
Eighth grade: Carly Gallagher, Sergio Mencos Cruz, Ninalee Davis, Katherine Valle Herrera, Synai Hargwood, Emely Panameno, Ariana Zavala Nunez, Dariel Garcia Reyes, Annie Cunningham, Jordan Jones, Tiffany Campos Saravia, Aris Cruz Guevara, Kellee Benitez, Hazel Carranza Montoya, Madelin Vanegas Alvarado, Abner Garcia Garcia, Carlos Figueroa, Matthew Ross, Ana Bonilla Gomez, Shannon Koepele, Alexander Tine, Cristina Famiglietti, Louisa Skrobela, Sergio Moreno Bonilla, Kelly Saravia Guandique, Mark Ingram, Madeline Jimenez Guevara, Jose Rodriquez Alvarez
The program is continuing during the fourth marking period. Students will to be recognized for raising their grade point averages from one quarter to the next.
Finley Principal Traci Roethel said that along with giving credit to those students who display academic achievement in the form of high grade point averages, she also wants to recognize students who work hard, but don’t always receive the recognition they deserve.