The eighth grade students took part in an awards ceremony at SAMS on June 6, 2014. Teachers worked together to award students with multiple honors. They presented the students with well-deserved certificates at the ceremony. Some of the awards presented to students include: Perfect Attendance, Straight A’s, Most Improved, Outstanding Student, Creative Spirit Award, Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award, Alex Award, Yearbook, Student Council, Academic Challenge, and Young Author Awards.
This year the Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award was presented by Mr. Searight. This Sportsmanship Award is given to one male and one female student who demonstrates outstanding traits of sportsmanship. Mr. Griffin is a former American football running back. Griffin played seven seasons in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals. He is college football’s only two-time Heisman Trophy winner. This year the Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award was presented to Faith Rico and Sean Lipscomb.
After the award ceremony was complete students watched a presentation from their trip to Philadelphia. They were then given a tee-shirt with the Class of 2018 printed on the front and they posed for a class picture. They rest of the day was spent at their class picnic.
Congratulations to our eighth graders on a tremendous year!