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Principal Citizenship Awards Announced Virtually

Posted May 15, 2020

Hagerstown, MD (May 15, 2020) - Washington County Public Schools (WCPS), together with the Washington County Association of Elementary School Administrators (WCAESA), is proud to announce the recipients of the 33rd annual Principal Citizenship Award. This award recognizes fifth-grade students for demonstrating positive character and exemplary citizenship throughout the school year.

The awards were presented in a virtual celebration that premiered on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 7 p.m. It was shared on Dr. Boyd Michael’s Superintendent Facebook page and the ceremony will be posted to the WCPS YouTube channel on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

School principals and fifth-grade teachers select one student from each classroom to receive the honor based on four areas of criteria:

  • · Pride and respect toward students and adults
  • · Pride and respect toward the school, its rules and property
  • · Participation in class discussions and school activities
  • · Maximum effort to do well academically

“On behalf of the Board of Education, we are extremely proud of these students for displaying the highest standards of citizenship,” says Melissa Williams, president of the Washington County Board of Education. “They have shown others kindness, responsibility, respect and honesty. The example they set among their classmates promotes a positive learning environment in our schools.”

Dr. Boyd Michael, superintendent of Washington County Public Schools, adds, “I congratulate these students for receiving the Principal Citizenship Award, and I thank them for demonstrating a positive work ethic, respect and commitment to their school and their community. I also thank their families for instilling these values in their children.”

Students who earn the achievement receive a certificate and a plaque. Plaques are generously sponsored by Hagerstown Honda and Kia.

The following fifth-grade students earned the 2020 Principal Citizenship Award.

  • Bester Elementary: Nevaeh Bey, Yuri Reyes Dominguez, Layla Fawley, Izaiah Franklin, Annabelle Hutzell 
  • Boonsboro Elementary: Liam Boyd, Braylin Lantz, Olivia Wood 
  • Cascade Elementary: Collin Burras, Kylie Shifler 
  • Clear Spring Elementary: Dean Edwards, Savannah Fridley, Malea Papa
  • Eastern Elementary: Yusuf Akhmedov, Sheza Anam, Malina Arias, Allison Cruz Almaraz, Harlee Gonzalez, Jonathan Savage, Cheyenne Schroyer
  • Emma K. Doub Elementary: Raigan Miller, Landon Vitale, Jaymes Yeakle
  • Fountain Rock Elementary: Autumn Merck, Wyatt Yonker
  • Fountaindale Elementary: Jahkaeylaa Xavieraa Amati, Owen Brooks, Aryizana Hebron
  • Greenbrier Elementary: Gavin Carpenter, Nadine Martz 
  • Hancock Elementary: Ashton Mosier, Lidia Spielman
  • Hickory Elementary: Jaylin Collier, Jose Navarro Morales
  • Jonathan Hager Elementary: Rylee Armstrong, Kayla Leach, Blessing Tanyi
  • Lincolnshire Elementary: Kadarium Bembry, Charles Locklear, Miracle Netz
  • Maugansville Elementary: Morgan Eby, Cole Jesson, Ingrid Landaverde, Josselyn Lopez, Gladys Muturi
  • Old Forge Elementary: Charles P. Baker III, Madelyn Fulk, Olivia Vonstein
  • Pangborn Elementary: Ava Cupaiuolo, Henry Elvira, Jonathan Hernandez Perez, Taylor MacLean, Tanin Varghaei-Matanagh
  • Paramount Elementary: Jolene Liu, John Regan
  • Pleasant Valley Elementary: Conrad Dougherty, Sydney O'Leary
  • Potomac Heights Elementary: Jerimiah Edwards, Jasmine Ngyele
  • Rockland Woods Elementary: Grace Attoh, Stetson Cunningham, Kaleb Gilham, Birnna Novoa
  • Salem Avenue Elementary: Eileen Alvarado Baez, Armando Martir, Jaliah Morgan, Gabrielle Pouokam, Nevaeh Powell
  • Sharpsburg Elementary: James Burke, Brady Sherman
  • Smithsburg Elementary: Logan Crutchfield, Maya Rinehart
  • Williamsport Elementary: Brielle Enow, Joseph Faith, Sierra Hammond, Isabella Telemeco