Second graders honored for achievements

These Beverly-Center Elementary second graders were honored by their teachers at the school’s end of the year awards assembly:

Mrs. Neville’s Awards:

Fry Words – 1-500 words learned: Tyler Mitchell, Tavis Cline, Nate Baumgartner, Ciara Owens, Nathan Powell, Bryson Ruble, Bonnie Price, and Emmory Webb; 501-700 words learned: Wyatt Shuster, Faith Slaughter, Cara Smith, Ross Schultheis, Adam Cooper, Zoe McKown, and Grace Slaughter; 720-999 words learned – Hope Slaughter, Makenna Long, Eli Slaughter, Tavin Brooks, Collyn Zimmer, Teya Regalyi, Malyn Beardsley, and Connor Campbell; 1,000 words learned – Alden Laipply, Brandon Dye, Alaina Snodgrass, Phinn Spindler, Madison Wright, Keegan Strode, Noal Slaughter, Wyatt Fulton, Joel Duskey, Alyssa Duskey, Sawyer Curry, Konnor Bell, Graham Baker, and Emmitt Duskey.

Mrs. Sampson’s Awards: Top Second Grade Math – Brandon Dye and Alyssa Duskey; Top Math Facts Quiz Scores – Brandon Dye, missing 1 fact all year; Top Social Studies Average – Brandon Dye, Phinn Spindler, Joel Duskey, Wyatt Fulton, and Keegan Strode; Straight E’s in Conduct and Effort All Year – Makenna Long, Teya Ragalyi, Brandon Dye, Tyler Mitchell, Phinn Spindler, Alaina Snodgrass, and Connor Campbell.





The Beverly United Methodist Preschool still has openings for its fall program which begins Sept. 2.

The school hopes to hold two sessions, each on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m. For more information, call teacher Jodi Leach at (740) 984-4272 or 336-4230. The preschool meets at the Beverly United Methodist Church, 700 Park St. (at the corner of Park Street and State Route 339) in Beverly.



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Sue Sampson is a longtime columnist for The Parkersburg News & Sentinel.