The Young Achievers program has named a school winner for each participating elementary and middle school in Fayette County for the 2014-15 school year.
Each school winner will receive a Young Achievers gold medallion, Young Achievers T-shirt and Young Achievers book bag. These students were nominated by their principals, guidance counselors, teachers or an adult leader in the spring of their fourth- or seventh-grade year.
Holifield Photography sponsors Young Achievers in cooperation with the International Leadership Network, a nonprofit organization, and has helped develop the program in the Central Kentucky area over the last quarter century.
The purpose of this program is to honor fifth- and eighth-graders in the community who serve as positive role models for their peers, demonstrate exceptional achievement in a variety of areas, exhibit good citizenship in their schools and communities and maintain satisfactory records of school attendance and scholastic achievement.
The following is a list of the top school winners in the Young Achievers program for the 2014-15 school year:
Elementary schools, fifth grade:
Maggie Ferguson, Ashland Elementary School; Savannah Layne Covey, Athens-Chilesburg Elementary School; Misael Martin Tomas, Booker T. Washington Elementary School; Myka Smith-Jackson, Breckinridge Elementary School; Briana Eloisa Roblero, Cardinal Valley Elementary School; Shelton Elizabeth Clem, Cassidy Elementary School; Ruthie Kennedy, Clays Mill Elementary School; Kayleigh Coomer, Deep Springs Elementary School; Taylor Harbison, Dixie Magnet Elementary School; Chloe Haynes, Garden Springs Elementary School; Donya Nikouharf, Julius Marks Elementary School; Faith Osburn, Lansdowne Elementary School; Hadley Caroline Whipple, Lexington Christian Academy; Hailey Stuebs, Lexington Latin School; Kelly Graves, Lexington Montessori School; Justin Gal, Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School; Jules Johnson, Mary Todd Elementary School; Larae Jackson, Maxwell Elementary School; James Jieming Chen, Meadowthorpe Elementary School; Joseph Edmonds Jr., Millcreek Elementary School; Zorya Whittle, Northern Elementary School; Noah Sprout, Picadome Elementary School; Caden Thomas Carter, Rosa Parks Elementary School; Selena Burberry, Russell Cave Elementary School; Mia Saenz, Sandersville Elementary School; Kyle A. Smith, Seton Catholic School; Jeffrey Konner Miller, Southern Elementary School; Maddox Smith, Squires Elementary School; Megan Rice, Sts. Peter and Paul School; Andrew Fultz, Stonewall Elementary School; Amanda R. Sandoval, Summit Christian Academy; Noah Evan Katz, Tates Creek Elementary School; Eliza Clark Eckmann, Veterans Park Elementary School; Adelyn Thompson, Wellington Elementary School; Kamden Johnson, William Wells Brown Elementary; and Ana Suarez, Yates Elementary School.
Middle schools, eighth grade:
Lauren Carter, Beaumont Middle School; Noah Campbell, Bryan Station Middle School; Aziz Martha, Christ the King School; Savannah Anderson, Conkwright Middle School; Austin Penman, Crawford Middle School; Dilni Abeyrathne, Edythe J. Hayes Middle School; Katherine Allan, Jessie Clark Middle School; Audrey Short, Leestown Middle School; Grace Jacobs, Lexington Christian Academy; Aisley Stuebs, Lexington Latin School; Elora Mukhopadhyay, Lexington Traditional Magnet School; Elizabeth Yeager, Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School; Cate Clay, Morton Middle School; Benjamin Tonks, School for the Creative and Performing Arts; Allison Tripure, Seton Catholic School; Allison Minette Eckmann, Southern Middle School; Sophia Dorisio, Sts. Peter and Paul School; Mason Wheeler, Summit Christian Academy; Andy Du, Tates Creek Middle School; and Megan Slusarewicz, Winburn Middle School.