Eighth grade class receives awards, words of wisdom on ES middle school grad night

Friday, May 3, 2002
Eighth-grade grad Ashley Knapp, who received several awards, takes her diploma from Coach Hassell Bell with a smile. CCN/Elizabeth Bartlett

"Now is the time to start working hard as you look down the road to college," Superintendent Reck Wallis told students during their eighth grade graduation ceremony at the Eureka Springs Middle School on Thursday, May 23.

"Start working on those good grades, because it will pay off in just a few years," advised Wallis.

Many newly minted high school freshmen have a head start on hard work, receiving recognition for national and community awards.

Special awards were distributed to the following students:

President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence-Hannah Cole, Amy Deitchler, Brianna Freeman, Amanda Galyen, Katie Hamblin, Ashley Knapp, Allyson Pokrzywinski.

President's Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement-Stephanie Deschner, Kaitlin Farris, Kyla Lockhart, Jake Martin, Ryan McKenzie, Isaac Pirkle, Jennifer Storch.

Bank of Eureka Springs Young Citizens Award-Ashley Knapp.

National Geographic Society Certificate of Recognition-Issac Pirkle.

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