FJHS 8th graders receive awards


G. Ray Bodley High School’s newest students in the fall will come packed full of knowledge and character straight from Fulton Junior High School.
 
The soon-to-be freshmen were celebrated during FJHS’ recent 8th Grade Awards and Moving Up Ceremony where dozens of students were honored with various accolades for their academic, social and behavioral accomplishments during their final year of middle school. Interim Principal Olivia Cambs expressed her gratitude and offered well wishes for the Class of 2021 before several honors were presented to the eighth-graders.
 
Teachers from the red, white and green teams addressed the packed gymnasium as they called students for English, science, social studies, math, kindness, most improved, artistic, musical, technology, physical education, yearbook, school spirit, leadership, attendance, student council, citizenship and other special recognitions. Students stood as their names were called; their certificates will be mailed home.
 
“Today is an opportunity to look forward and set new goals for yourself,” said Special Education teacher Zachary Gilbert.
 
FJHS counselor Bethany Mahaney surprised Noelle McDougall with the only Triple “C” award from the state Attorney General’s office. Twenty girls received the Girls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS) awards, and several students received a perfect attendance award.
 
The ceremony concluded with a short video that showcased many of the students’ FJHS memories.


Abigail Pawlewicz stands for an award during the recent Fulton
Junior High School 8th Grade Awards and Moving Up Ceremony.