By ABBY SLANKER
Hilltop Elementary School third- and fourth-grade students were recognized for perfect attendance with the exception one or two days; perfect attendance; earning all A’s and B’s on report cards throughout the year and earning all A’s throughout the year at the school’s annual Awards Assembly June 6.
Cathy Mowry, principal of Hilltop, served as master of ceremonies and the students received certificates presented by their teachers.
Mowry presented the perfect attendance awards to the students, which she said was her favorite award.
“You have superseded outstanding. That’s amazing. You really are outstanding,” Mowry told the students.
All third- and fourth-grade students who received A’s and B’s on their report cards throughout the year were then recognized for outstanding academic achievement.
“Only one person needs to be proud of you each and every day of your whole life, and that’s you. You should be very proud of yourselves because you are the one responsible for your choices,” Mowry told the students.
Students who earned strait A’s throughout the year were also recognized for outstanding academic achievement.
“These students are receiving the Golden Apple Award for their amazing accomplishment. They put in a lot of hard work and we wish each and every one of you the very, very best. You have set yourselves apart,” Mowry said.
The students then learned the recipients of the Handwriting Awards from each class. At least two students from each class received the award, with several teachers presenting more students with the award, claiming it was not easy to only choose two worthy students.
The fourth-grade Spelling Bee participants and place winners were also recognized, along with the fourth-grade Math Bee finalists and place winners.
Linda Magyar, Hilltop Elementary gym teacher, recognized the top grade fundraisers for the Jump Rope for Heart program.
Magyar also awarded two third-grade students and four fourth-grade students with the Outstanding Student in Physical Education Class. The award was for being a star student possessing a positive attitude in physical education class.
In closing the assembly, Mowry, who is retiring this year, left the students with some words of advice.
“I have loved being your principal. This is the best opportunity I have had. I had always wanted to be a principal so I set a goal, made a plan and my dream came true. I got to be your principal. I am very proud of each and every one of you. Follow your dreams and achieve your goal. Thank you for helping me achieve my goal,” Mowry said.