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Attitude, grades have their rewards

A group of middle and high school students win awards for school performance. They celebrate over breakfast.

By PAULETTE LASH RITCHIE
Published February 6, 2004

CITRUS SPRINGS - Middle and high school students celebrated their successes last week during an Upward Bound breakfast and ceremony at the Citrus Springs Community Center.

Citrus County's Rotary Clubs sponsored the event, which honors students who were chosen by their schools for having shown significant progress in grades or attitude. Each child is individually recognized and given a certificate. The breakfasts are held at the end of each grading period.

At the most recent breakfast, Citrus Times editor Jim Ross was the guest speaker. He reminded the students that they all have gifts and that it is important to recognize those gifts, use them and not let them go to waste.

The middle and high school second grading period award recipients were:

Citrus Springs Middle School: Ashley Frasier, Jeremy Gunter, Melinda Soto, Christina Sowerby, Nicholas Virgen, Hunter White, Nicole Facto, Patrick Kettleman, Felisha Tucker, Cheyenne Wall, John Bunts, Shannon Haney, Juan Schultz-Torres.

CREST School: Nina Childs, Jeff Puskaric, Mitchell Spalding, Matthew Horne.

Crystal River Middle School: Ashley Anderson, Ashley Baggott, Anthony Gemmola, Katie Martin, Christopher Merritt, Luisa Nunez, Eugene Pydynkowski, Rachael Reed, Charity Smith, Dawn Whitaker.

Inverness Middle School: Brandon Barnes, James Bault, Brenda Collett, Fiama Cox, Daniel Hannett, Robert Lopresti, Julian Pabon, St. John Peaster, Joseph Roberts, Kyle Sloan, Stephen Weston.

Lecanto Middle School: J.C. Mitchell, Ashley Tanguay, Kattie Wells, Yukiko Palmore, Chelsea Huggett, Steven Gill, Richard Young, Toni Natale, Keith Allen, Jared Davis, Kristina Moore, Victor Cortes.

Citrus High School: Joe Adams, William Scott Anderkin, Kevin Chancey, Dustin Cormier, Katherine Gage, John Kusmaul, Joy Pierro.

Crystal River High School: Joseph Eastmond, Angela Carollo, Ashley Bobinger, William Whittaker, Sarah Canter, Seth Savell, Katie Wassen, Kayla Kincade, Alya Hammond, Cameron Klyder, Brandon Walsh, Badal Trivedi, Bay-Lyn Sparkman, Brittany Bass.

Lecanto High School: Amber Severance, Jessica Whitten, Kathleen McCormick, Cynthia Jenner, Tabitha Wick, Garry Lane, Nancy Benkowich, Matthew Fulton, Brian Izor, Justin Massey.

Renaissance Center: Chris Sizemore, Rick Hart, Tiffany Stotts, Ryan Mays, Stephanie Mays.

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