Distinguished students honored during ceremony
WEIRTON — Hancock County Schools recognized those students who exceeded standards or achieved “distinguished” on a section of the West Virginia General Summative Assessment, or Smarter Balance, annual test for children in third through 11th grades.
Each grade is tested on their understanding of English and the language arts and mathematics and children in fourth, sixth and 10th grades also were tested in science. The test is given each spring, and the honors distributed this fall was based on the tests taken last academic year.
Those children attending school at Weirton Elementary, Weir Middle and Weir High schools were recognized during a ceremony Nov. 16 at the high school gymnasium.
Weirton Elementary School students who took the test in third grade and earned distinguished were: Hunter D. Ash, Josafina C. Bennett, Leanna J. Bissett, Bella M. Brown, Anthony M. Bruce, Kristoffer J. Bunting, Makenzi L. Cain, Kevin J. Cerilli, Andre D. Crossland, Connor M. Crowe, Blaze M. Custer, Logan E. Dawson, Kylie V. Dean, Santana N. Diamond, Tristan Z. Dieguez, Megan R. Dunmyer, Danielle J. Edwards, Maleea D. Faulks, Lexie E. Fayak, Jennifer L. Fidler, Angelo C. Figlioli, Elizabeth L. Flesher, Kylie R. Gianni, Alex M. Guio, Rayna N. Hoover, Wyatt L. Hostuttler, Elizabeth N. Jagela, Natalie P. Johns, Lani E. Johnson, Jaidyn M. Kelly, Kendra C. Kuster, Alexandra M. Laughlin, Elle R. Maley, Dominik E. Maple, Kayla M. Mazon, Katrina R. Napadano, Gabrielle A. Noel, Peyton E. Northcraft, Domenic M. Osaba, Ryan L. Owen, Giana J. Paladina, Melia A. Palavis, Jackson T. Potock, Alexandria Rhodes, Mallory F. Sellers, Amani T. Sims, Caden M. Smith, Landon D. Southall, Makenzie D. Stear, Sarah A. Stewart, Evangeline G. Swearingen, Ellie R. Totten, Janai M. Turner, Emma J. Underwood, Kayla N. Velegol, Dominic I. Veres, Nathan R. Ward, Maxwell S. Wood and Naomi K. Young.
Weirton Elementary School students who took the test in fourth grade and earned distinguished were: Izick W. Anderson, Olivia D. Baker, Jayme K. Ball, Kylie R. Bartoli, Asia V. Beatty, Nathaniel J. Best, Gianna M. Brun, Lilliann K. Caranda, Ashlyn R. Conley, Arwen R. Denunzio, Ireland C. Emery, Shea T. Engle, Skylar E. Fields, Kevin M. Freeman, Kennedy R. Harbin, Blaze E. Hatch, Alexander D. Hatfield, Olivia D. Huval, Mea J. Kaufman, Abbigail D. Keenan, Carson D. Lauttamus, Ethan F. Mankowski, Andrew J. Manteau, Isabella G. May, Jerzee D. McCallister, Jonah D. McKay, Devin T. Miller, Kristopher D. Miller, Luca J. Muzzi, Patrick W. Newbrough, Bryce A. Ogden, Nicholas W. Parker, Caitlyn M. Pedrotti, Piper L. Pedrotti, Alias N. Pugh, James P. Riley, Gage D. Russell, Leeanthony W. Sewell, Robert N. Shuble, Carlee J. Silver, Caden C. Skacan, Sarah E. Smith, Zion J. Spencer, Deven W. Suddoth, Cailee M. Swearingen, Paisley A. Tice, Stella R. Truxall, Bryce F. Vanhorn, Logan C. Wagner, William E. Yergin, Shawn M. Young and Ty A. Young.
Weir Middle School students who took the test in fifth grade and earned distinguished were: Devyn M. Anderson, Rylie E. Baker, Isabella R. Bernola, Jasmine P. Bremiller, Kalee R. Cottrill, Elliana M. Cowden, Nektarios A. Dimitriou, Rylee A. Donaldson, Abigail R. Dowler, Joshua A. Duffy, Anthony G. Ensminger, Chloe R. Fidler, Kaitlyn Fortune, Dominic P. Guiddy, Reagan K. Hoover, John A. Kirlangitis, Collin M. Lallone, Michael J. Lytle, Elena M. Mastrantoni, Haley N. Mazon, Addison R. Mikula, Rachel C. Ogbonna, Alexander J. Orris, Breonna L. Parsons, Isaiah L. Pearson, Evan L. Peleskey, Elizabeth H. Rhodes, Joseph B. Sims, Owen P. Totten, Justin R. Velegol, John M. Wansack, Dylan R. Williamson and Callie T. Wood.
Weir Middle School students who took the test in sixth grade and earned distinguished were: Nicole D. Baselj, Jake T. Bostaph, Keira N. Bradley, Gabrielle C. Cardell, Gianna R. Chafin, Ryan M. Dunmyer, Xandrake J. Gaston, Luke A. Gillette, Taylor M. Haught, Jianna F. McNeil, Baylei S. Mills, Delaney R. O’Neill, Emmie-Lou N. Paris, Eleciana M. Patton, Sierra D. Phillips, Anthony P. Potocnik, Caroline B. Pulice, Chad R. Reed, Paige H. Reid, Myles J. Rice, Haley L. Russell, Presley R. Streblo, Chesney I. Tice and Thomas K. Wilson.
Weir Middle School students who took the test in seventh grade and earned distinguished were: Samantha D. Antol, Isabella J. Aperfine, Thomas Babinchak, Kayla S. Baselj, Joseph R. Bostaph, Jared L. Bowe, Jordan L. Brueck, Jadyn M. Collins, Jacob D. Crespo, Ethan G. Cummins, Alexia A. Davis, Thomas R. Devecchis, Ella J. Dietz, Anthony P. Dimatteis, Hunter A. Dodson, Rebekah L. Fidler, Alexis N. Fitzgerald, Justin R. Gautier, Levi T. Hostuttler, Jonathon T. Howard, Casey G. Krofcheck, Jillian H. Kuhn, Kathleen M. McCormick, Joshua L. Mossor, Haylee M. Popish, McKenna L. Popish, Sakorra D. Ramos, Amaya E. Schoonover, Madison R. Southall, Tyler D. Starvaggi, Paige E. Stevenson, Charles S. Swain and Jonathan P. Velegol.
Weir Middle School students who took the test in eighth grade and earned distinguished were: Boston M. Beatty, Thomas J. Behanna, Maya M. Boni, Angel M. Brown, Emily P. Budik, Mason G. Cassels, Kaleigh L. Cowden, Joseph N. Cowher, Stephanie A. Crago, Megan L. Cramer, Nicholas M. Damico, Alex D. Destefano, Peri K. Dimitriou, Olivia J. Dowler, Autumn R. Duckworth, Baylee R. Fram, Elijah J. Gillette, Isaiah N. Glasure, Morgan E. Grant, Christopher R. Hoover, Sarah A. Hudacheck, Sophia K. Mikula, Tanner J. Mikula, Justin D. Nall, Matthew J. Oneill, Jessica J. Orris, Skyler K. Patrick, Devin E. Price, Riley M. Reid, Faith E. Riggle, David M. Ross III, Margaret E. Rudiger, Cody S. Tate, Jasmine R. Tustin, Jesse T. Tustin, Mia G. Valero, Spencer W. Vida, George W. Wansack and Devon L. Zahora.
Weir High School students who took the test in ninth grade and earned distinguished were: Kaitlyn R. Adkins, Sebastian C. Bartholomew, Haley M. Brown, Alexis M. Cain, Mickayla S. Cook, Dacoda M. Curtis, Hailey V. Danner, Elias F. Elo, Joshua R. Fidler, Karissa N. Gautier, Julia M. Gianni, Anna M. Glasure, Clayton C. Grubick, Mackenzie D. Hollaway, Reid M. Hoover, Caleb R. Hvizdak, Alexia S. Jenkins, William R. Killinger IV, Andrew Lemasters, Jacob S. McKay, Mackenzie L. Moore, Caleb S. Owen, Katie M. Parker, Gabriela N. Tournay, Allina R. Varner, Dakota A. Wagner, Jamie L. Walker, Savannah N. Ward and C’Erra D. Wright.
Weir High School students who took the test in 10th grade and earned distinguished were: Whitney L. Abbott, Shane E. Allen, Andrew S. Ball, Gaven G. Boni, Jacob B. Conley, Chloe R. Courtney, Tess E. Courtney, Natalie A. Cramer, Jillian L. Dodson, Bret M. Fankhauser, Benjamin J. Fedoush, Caroline D. Fodor, Autumn A. Ford, Joseph P. Haber, Meghan L. Hawthorne, Amelia K. Kuntz, Michael P. Miller, Hannah J. Minger, Allina N. Owen, Caleb A. Rea, Kelsi D. Vacheresse, William T. Visnic and George B. Zevios.
Weir High School students who took the test in 11th grade and earned distinguished were: Amelia M. Adams, Logan H. Allen, Megan N. Apesos, Mary A. Babinchak, Becca R. Ball, Georgia M. Beatty, Parker J. Boyd, Adam D. Cowden, Abigail E. Cowher, Anna L. Creel, Amber N. Dawson, Abigail E. Douglass, Elizabeth L. Gillette, Edward L. Goff, Miranda L. Hinchee, Deyanna K. Kirby, Chayton T. Luevano, Kenneth C. McEndree, Joseph J. Melto, Michael D. Mills, Madison M. Northcraft, Kali E. Potock, Mariah M. Stevens, Tyler J. Virtue, Abby N. Wallace and Samantha L. Yates.