Middle School valedictorian Alisha Chandra (left) and salutatorian Avery Listen
Academic and leadership awards were presented to Baylor Middle School students during the eighth grade ceremony on May 27.
The DEAN R. STERLING VALEDICTORY AWARD is presented each year to the eighth-grade student with the highest academic average in the class. The award is a silver tray. This year’s valedictorian is Alisha Annika Chandra.
The SALUTATORY AWARD is given each year to the eighth-grade student with the second highest average in the class. The award is a silver tray. This year’s salutatorian is Avery Ella Listen.
The ALEXANDER GUERRY AWARD is given annually to two Middle School students, a boy and a girl in the seventh or eighth grades, who are considered by a vote of the seventh and eighth grade student body to be "best all around." The award is an engraved Revere Bowl. This year’s awards went to eighth graders Franny Brooksbank and Johnny Sutter.
Awarded by a vote of a faculty committee the MICHELLE KADRIE ’91 AWARD is presented each year to a Middle School student who exhibits a compassionate caring attitude toward others and an extraordinary enthusiasm exhibited in all aspects of Baylor life, the awards are a check for $100 and a Jefferson Cup. This year’s recipients were Gabriel Costilow and Maddie Winchester.
The SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD is given annually to eighth graders who compete at the highest level in the classroom and on the athletic fields. The award is a copy of the book Athletic Shorts. The award went to Sara Hill and Tyler Rice.
The DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION YOUTH CITIZENSHIP AWARD recognizes individuals who display the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. This year’s recipient is Johnny Sutter.
Aiden McRorie, Isabella Moore
- Orchestra Award - Vivian Vetzel
- Band Award - Alisha Chandra
- Choir Award - Joe Howalt
Reed Martin, Ellie Lydon
Julia Gardner, Johnny Sutter
Avery Listen, Benjamin Daniel
- Chinese Award - Camden Cloud
- German Award - Gabriel Costilow
- Latin Award - Soriyah Ware
- Spanish Award - Franny Brooksbank
Matt Dill, Gussie Smith