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Meet Chesterfield County’s Students of the Year

ccpsAn amazing kid with a positive attitude. Creative thinker. Goes above and beyond in everything. A smile that brightens everyone’s day. Great team player. Hard working. Outstanding citizen, tremendous student-athlete, highly involved in school community. Great leadership qualities.

Those are descriptions of students selected as 2016 Students of the Year.

Each year, Chesterfield County Public Schools honors two students from every school for demonstrating citizenship and the school division’s core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and accountability. During an April 21 celebration sponsored by the Midlothian Rotary Club, 128 students will gather with their families, principals, teachers and others to be recognized as Students of the Year for 2016. Video of the Students of the Year celebration will be shown online at and on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon Channel 26 at 7 p.m. April 28 through May 5.

Here are additional descriptions from teachers and principals of these remarkable students:

  • very mature … and extremely intelligent
  • an engaging young man with a positive personality
  • consistently attentive, motivated and welcomes challenges
  • mature attitude, eagerness to please and polite mannerisms are just a few of her shining qualities
  • begins each day with a smile, has an infectious laugh and a wonderful personality
  • perseveres and succeeds even when tasks are difficult
  • a valuable part of the … school family
  • constantly challenges herself and exceeds expectations on a daily basis.
  • a true servant leader
  • exuberant with her learning … lights up when she learns something new
  • makes a point to reach out to and engage individuals who would typically not feel comfortable
  • one of the most delightful students that we have ever had the pleasure to teach
  • loves to read and is a great writer
  • This student is an inspiring reminder of why I teach.
  • kindness and positive attitude are inspiring
  • excels in the classroom but also cares about those around her
  • positive and vibrant attitude toward learning and school
  • a wonderful bus buddy and friend to our students with disabilities
  • strong sense of responsibility and … always willing to try something new
  • always on his best behavior
  • one of the brightest, charismatic and caring students
  • demonstrating patience, determination and creativity
  • very driven and motivated to be the best
  • His teacher says she would love to have a whole class of students just like him!
  • will do great things
  • takes responsibility for her academics and her attitude … exhibits self-control, humility and kindness
  • spends every day at school choosing to do the right thing
  • I can count on [this student] to display excellent behavior regardless of the situation.
  • brings joy to everyone she encounters, works hard in everything she does, treats everyone with kindness and respect and is accountable for all of her actions
  • involved in many outside school activities
  • hard-working, respectful, conscientious, compassionate and an absolute joy to be around each day
  • ensures other students feel valued and included
  • an exceptional student in every way
  • willing to go against the crowd to do what is right
  • extremely creative, kind-hearted and always has time for her peers
  • intrinsically motivated to learn
  • a voracious reader
  • a well-rounded individual
  • not only excels in the classroom but also in the community
  • by far one of the most organized and prepared students I have ever met
  • cares deeply about others’ feelings
  • can always be counted on to do her best
  • a pleasure to teach
  • [Our school] is a better place because she is a student here.
  • manages a demanding academic schedule and juggles an impressive list of extracurricular activities
  • asks relevant and thought-provoking questions in class

Here are your 2016 Students of the Year

for Chesterfield County Public Schools:

Elementary schools

Bellwood Elementary — Zoe Woodward and Cameron Dabney

Bensley Elementary — Rosi Gonzalez and Crystal Guillen

Beulah Elementary — Jayvon Kelley and Ruth Hawkes

Bon Air Elementary — Samuel Collins and Sirene Phillips

Chalkley Elementary — Allison Aviles Quintanilla and Joshua Johnson

Marguerite Christian Elementary — Jevaughn Watson and Elleena Mohamed

Clover Hill Elementary — Mackenzie Knott and Leela Phillip

Crenshaw Elementary — Alicia Hall and Anna Kim

Crestwood Elementary — Julia Salazar Moran and Samantha Hanson

Curtis Elementary — Jovani Bourguillon and Jodie Baldwin

Davis Elementary — Ana Rebecca Chaffins and Logan Henderlite

Ecoff Elementary — Isabella Sisson and Marcus Mason

Enon Elementary — Jacelyn Halvorson and Tucker Sloan

Ettrick Elementary — Taryll Lungai and Akira Aikens

Evergreen Elementary — Mallory Anderson and Tara Richio

Falling Creek Elementary — Mikayla Strane and Ashley Mejia

Gates Elementary — Isabella Pew and Dylan Bradshaw

Gordon Elementary — Ella Hairston and Taylor Schooley

Grange Hall Elementary — Madelyn Seay and Zachary Seay

Greenfield Elementary — Mariam George and Shabaz Wali

Harrowgate Elementary — Hunter Williams and Alice Zambrano

Hening Elementary — Finnegan Craig and Caitlyn Rodriguez

Hopkins Elementary — Noah Crist and Micah Jenkins

Jacobs Road Elementary — Brooklin Stephens and Janiece Jeffries

Matoaca Elementary — Devon Clarke and Michael Patterson

Providence Elementary — Brynn Hawkins and Jacob Vann

Reams Road Elementary — Carter Mustian and Kymara Fernandez

Robious Elementary — Sophia Trinh and Berend van der Meer

Salem Church Elementary — Allison Ardon and Hannah Hassell

Elizabeth Scott Elementary — Pedro Lopez III and Stefani Lugo Hing

Alberta Smith Elementary — Rachel Sidari and Nicholas Stalley

Spring Run Elementary — Finnigan Thomson and Justin Porta

Swift Creek Elementary — Ava Mojaddidi and Jaliya Elmore

Watkins Elementary — Ella Grace Bazemore and Elizabeth Swecker

Bettie Weaver Elementary — Maya Rasmussen and Ainsley McNeer

Wells Elementary — Danya Abed and Josephine Soares de Souza

Winterpock Elementary — Ryan Mincey and Mary Haney

Woolridge Elementary — Leila Ames and Kyle Biggins

Middle schools

Academy 360 — Jade Delaney and Tanneer Escobar

Bailey Bridge Middle — Spencer Hoisington and Alexis Moore

Carver Middle — Emma Scott and Neil Baptiste

Elizabeth Davis Middle — Jack McCall and Brigitte Barker

Falling Creek Middle — Makiyahh Dent and Dhru Patel

Manchester Middle — Hannah Gross and Shadeja Giles

Matoaca Middle — Anna Brink and William Shaw

Midlothian Middle — Reagan Carris and Maombi Mvuyekule

Providence Middle — Youstina Sakhy and Caitlin Wanamaker

Robious Middle — Abigail Hines and Virginia Warren

Salem Church Middle — Taurus Patterson and Christina Zappa

Swift Creek Middle — Julia Raugh and Savannah Jacocks

Tomahawk Creek Middle — Jessie Roberts and Sarah Aud

High schools

Bird High — Laura Beaudet and Lily Tran

Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse — Katherine Edwards and Samuel Wilson

Career and Technical Center @ Hull — Laquan Williams and Kimberly Mullenbrock

Carver College and Career Academy — Clemente Espino and Kazohn Mason

Clover Hill High — Abbigail Nunes and Nolan Zunk

Cosby High — Alexis Hawbaker and Amanda Werner

Thomas Dale High — Kambria Cook and Trevor Amato

James River High — Jaylon Brooks and Gracie Verlander

Manchester High — Tierra Ferebee and Patricia MacCabe

Matoaca High — Katie Robbins and Lillian Wilmarth

Meadowbrook High — Jasmin Zeineddine and Dae’Quan Young

Midlothian High — Neha Kulkarni and Bethany Crisp

Monacan High — Alexandra Parson and Abigail Oguich

Chesterfield County Public Schools celebrated the Students of the Year from each school last evening in the Thomas R. Fulghum Conference Center of the Career and Technical Center @ Hull.

The event was proudly sponsored by the Midlothian Rotary Club.







 Danny Murphy

A surprise for The Lion King Jr.

Midlothian Middle School

Midlothian Middle SchoolA special visitor attended the dress rehearsal Midlothian Middle School’s presentation for “The Lion King Jr.” to the surprise of the cast and crew.

Nick Cordileone, currently portraying Timon in the production of The Lion King – Musical at Richmond’s Altria Theater, stopped by to meet the cast of Midlothian Middle student performers.

ABC 8News – WRIC was there, too and you can check it out for yourself by CLICKING HERE!

Midlothian Middle will present “Disney’s The Lion King Jr.” at 7 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 23.

For more information, call 378-2460.





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