The Columbia Falls Junior High recently held its year-end awards ceremony. The top award — most outstanding eighth grader, went to Maddie Robison.
The award commends an eighth grader who is “is a good citizen, an eager learner, and is involved in school life and extra-curricular activities or activities in the community. This person sets a good example for other students.”
Robison said she’s thinking about a career in sports medicine — after she gets out of high school and college, of course.
She was presented the award by former outstanding eighth grader and Columbia Falls senior Ben Windauer, who read a short speech on what it takes to succeed in life — namely dedication and a good work ethic.
Additional awards were as follows:
A student who has improved since the 7th grade or since the beginning of 8th grade. This might be in academics, behavior, or both.
Blake Rosenbaum, Gwen Pecord, Haylee Lawrence, Orion Barta, Jada Cross, Julian Worthey, Kailee Johnson, Josh Price, AJ Opperman
Maddie Robison, George Robbins, Julia Martin, Alyssa Williams, Angelina Lepiane, Griffin Conger, Jenae Best, Raphe Salmon
An ethical student that you would like to have living next door to you. Someone who shows those characteristics that make them a valued member of our world.
Delaney Hutcheson, Wyatt Hewitt, Ava Foley-Helton, Brock Fisher, Maddie Robison, Mason Peters, Braydon Hallett
Zoe Underwood, Rebekah Walker, Gabby Leonhardt
A student who shows strong desire to learn and who consistently puts forth more effort than is requested.
Maddie Robison, Alyssa Williams, Jayden Webb, Grace Cincis, Tiffany Ciraolo, Zane McCallum, Angelina Lepiane
Cheyanne Johnston-Heinz, Evaly Hull, Wyatt Hewitt