Students, staff recognized at Nov. 26 board meeting
Students, staff recognized at Nov. 26 board meeting
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Read about the students and staff who were recognized at the Nov. 26 Board of Education meeting.

ROSE ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3M Young Scientist Challenge finalist
Joey Granillo, a sixth-grader in the Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students (PEGS) program at Rose Acres, was selected as one of 10 national finalists in the 2019 3M Young Scientist Challenge competition. Granillo’s project, which started as a science fair project last school year, focused on a way to capture all yearly carbon emissions. As a finalist, Granillo was invited to travel to Minneapolis to give a presentation and complete additional challenges. He is taught by Robin Chang and Tracey Robinson.

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Joey Granillo


REMINGTON TRADITIONAL SCHOOL
All-Suburban Jazz Band
Eighth grader Kyle Manker was selected as the lead alto saxophone for the All-Suburban Jazz Band. Andrew Smith is his band teacher.

HOLMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
All-Suburban Honor Band
Eighth grader Peter McCullough and seventh grader Sheridan Phillips were selected to the All-Suburban Honor Band. They are taught by band teachers Adam Hall and Steven White.

All-Suburban Honor Orchestra
Holman students selected for the All-Suburban Honor Orchestra were Ethan Arana, Mia Baczynski, Marcia Battiest, Maxwell Fetter and Sydney Hoynacki. Irena Goren-Sheer is their orchestra teacher.

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Shown are, from left, Ethan Arana, Sydney Hoynacki, Mia Baczynski and Maxwell Fetter.


PATTONVILLE HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL
All-Suburban Honor Band
Seventh grader Emily Derhake was selected to the All-Suburban Honor Band. Abby Hall and Elizabeth Pace teach band at Pattonville Heights.


PATTONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Summer film camp
Pattonville junior Kenneth Gordon was selected to participate in the On the Set Summer Film Camp, a non-profit program that teaches filmmaking to students. Gordon’s short film, “Unity,” premiered during a screening of camp films at Harris Stowe State University on Nov. 3.

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Kenneth Gordon


AP Scholar honorees
Sixty-two Pattonville students, including 21 current seniors, were recognized as AP (Advanced Placement) Scholars following their results on last spring’s AP tests. Four students were named AP Scholar with Honor for earning an average of at least a 3.25 on all AP exams and grades of 3 or higher on four or more exams. These students are: Eli Card, Erin McMahon, Matthew Samuel and William Skaggs. In addition, 17 students were recognized as AP Scholars for completing three or more exams with grades of 3 or higher. They are: Casey Birk, Kyra Correa, Alex Djetto, Anarely Gamino Pinon, Ayana Griffin, Jenna Hageman, Momo Kikuchi, Austin Morrison, Nathan Moser, Alessandra Nero, Logan Olejniczak, James Pieper, Emily Schrumpf, Noah Swartwout, Grant Wedig, Camilla Wilkerson and Natalie Young.

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Shown are, from left, William Skaggs and Alessandra Nero.


State, All-Suburban honor choirs
During the St. Louis Suburban choir competition, the following students were selected for the All-State Choir and All-Suburban Honor Mixed Choir: juniors Julia Drake, Taylor Knight, Mackenzie Voss and Tony Washington, who is first alternate. Also selected to the Honor Mixed Choir were Emily Barton, Austin Branson, Jaelynne Cauldwell, Sion Cotton, Patrick Ferguson, Alayna Hopgood, Jahlil Johnson, Kristen Jones, Sarah Lewis, Zeresh Lewis Jr., Caleb Long, Connor Lorino, Ethan Mackenberg, Michael Massey, Michael Nelson, Maichi Nguyen, Michael Pirrie, Hannah Radican, Lily Reynolds, Andrew Schmitz, Joey Stewart, Christopher Tobar, Brianna Voss, Tara Wang and Sophia Zegar. In addition, the following students were selected to the All-Suburban Honors Treble Choir: Rajiah Allen, Madison Branson, Haley Brown, Jenna Hageman, Chelsey Laughlin, Lydia McCullough, Skylar Monnig, Abbie Moody, Sarah Nelson, Grace Radican, Kalista Roades, Devin Scharer and Hannadey Yezza. They are directed by choir teachers Tracy Baker and Melynda Lamb.

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Choir honorees include, from left, Maichi Nguyen, Lily Reynolds, Tara Wang and Joey Stewart.


Teacher of the Week
Pattonville High School choir teacher Melynda Lamb was named Eric Whitacre's Teacher of the Week in October. Every Thursday, the Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor shares a new Teacher of the Week from nominations made on his website. She was nominated by junior Christopher Tobar who wrote, "To a student like me, (a good teacher) is someone who puts the time into the job, cares about their students, pushes themselves to bring out the best in a kid and is always there when someone needs help."


BRIDGEWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Space Station Ambassador
Bridgeway reading specialist Erica Parsell was recognized as an outstanding Space Station Ambassador and invited to attend the 2019 International Literary Conference as an honored guest of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. Parsell's contributions to the Space Station Ambassador community earned her the invitation to the conference, where she showcased ISS National Lab education initiatives at the Space Station Explorers booth. More than 600 adult educators, leaders and life-long learners from across the United States serve as Space Station Ambassadors, gaining access to educational tools and a means to connect with like-minded space enthusiasts. Parsell's experience with the ambassador program allows her to connect science to a love of reading for students at Bridgeway.

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Erica Parsell