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Friday, July 12, 2013

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Second-grade students in Edith Narducci’s class at Hilltop Elementary School who were chosen by Narducci to receive a Handwriting Award included, from left, Riley Kinkade, Parker Wilkins, Brianna Fishel and Jameson Beck.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Hilltop Elementary School second-grade students in Bethany Lopatta’s class who achieved perfect attendance for the 2012-13 school year included, from left, Christopher Jacobson, Sebastian Dehoyos, Stephen Rhoades, Giovanna Cestone, Mackenzie Koenig and Nicholas Magliocca.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Ali Shalash, second-grader at Hilltop Elementary School, was presented the Outstanding Student in Physical Education Class by Linda Magyar, Hilltop physical education teacher.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker .Hilltop Elementary School fourth-grade students Conor Hritz (left) and Jake Petro (right) were awarded the Outstanding Student in Physical Education Class award during the school’s annual third- and fourth-grade Awards Assembly June 6.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker .Two Hilltop Elementary School fourth-grade students proudly showed off their academic achievement certificates at the school’s annual third- and fourth-grade Awards Assembly June 6.

By ABBY SLANKER

neighbors@vindy.com

Hilltop Elementary School first- and second-grade students who achieved perfect attendance with the exception of missing one day or two days or achieved perfect attendance were recognized at the school’s annual First and Second Grade Awards Assembly June 6. Handwriting Awards, which were presented by each teacher, were also handed out at the assembly.

Cathy Mowry, Hilltop Elementary principal, served as master of ceremonies.

“My dad told me that if I was going to go to school, I would have to go to school every day. These children followed my dad’s advice,” Mowry said, before she presented the first- and second-graders their attendance certificates.

Each teacher presented their students the attendance certificates as Mowry called the students’ names and they walked to the front of the gym.

Mowry announced that Bethany Lopatta’s second-grade class had the most perfect attendance recipients of any other class at Hilltop, with six students receiving the honor.

The first- and second-grade students then learned the recipients of the Handwriting Awards from each class. At least two students from each class received the award. The teachers stated it was difficult to only choose deserving students and they said they went all the way back to the beginning of the year looking at the handwriting of the students. Each student who earned an award was called to the front of the gym and presented with a certificate of recognition by their teacher.

Linda Magyar, Hilltop Elementary gym teacher, also recognized the top fundraisers for the Jump Rope For Heart program in each class. Magyar awarded the Outstanding Student in Physical Education Class to second-grader Ali Shalash. The award was for being a star student possessing a positive attitude in physical education class.

Mowry closed the assembly with some advice for the students.

“I will tell you how to receive an award next year. If you have a dream, set a goal, make a plan and work hard and you will achieve that goal and your wish will come true,” Mowry said.


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