2023 Eighth Grade Academic Achievement Awards

2023 Eighth Grade Student Academic Achievement Awards
Posted on 05/17/2023

At the May 16, 2023, Regular Board Meeting the Board of Education honored students who were selected to compete in the Academic Achievement Award competition for the 2022-23 school year.

Two eighth grade students from each school were selected to participate in this competition by their teachers in collaboration with the school administration.

The Academic Student Achievement Award is provided to eighth grade students who participate in an annual end of the year competition. This year the Academic Achievement Award Competition integrated the areas of writing, speech, and mathematics. Students completed an authentic math task with real world data and problems. The students used their mathematical solutions, combined with several informational articles to draft an informative essay, and finally, crafted a persuasive speech with visuals to inform an audience about their topic.

City of Santee Mayor John Minto, the Santee Chamber of Commerce, and the Santee School District Foundation presented the top recipient awards.

Congratulations to our top recipients:
Overall Winner: Ryan Nobles, Chet F. Harritt
Essay Competition Winner: Anthony Terry, Pepper Drive
Mathematics Competition Winner: Aiden Turnbloom, Cajon Park
Speech Competition Winner: Megan Messick, Rio Seco

Congratulations and job well-done to all of our Academic Achievement Participants:
Cajon Park: Alexis Buquet, Aiden Turnbloom
Chet F. Harritt: Jacob Timmerman, Ryan Nobles
PRIDE Academy: Marwan Al Qaissi, Saverna Zengilou
Carlton Hills: Jason Neal, Riley Kulak
Hill Creek: Jay Alcantara
Rio Seco: Dylan Chapelle, Megan Messick
Carlton Oaks: Marcus Baird, Lilee Roudebush
Pepper Drive: Morgan McGhee, Anthony Terry

View a full photo gallery of the event here.