55 Young Achievers from Lexington Schools Honored

Mikayla Elverson

The Young Achievers program honors fifth- and eighth-graders in Lexington who serve as positive role models for their peers, demonstrate exceptional achievement in different areas, exhibit good citizenship in their schools and communities and maintain satisfactory records of school attendance and scholastic achievements.

An overall school winner has been named by the Young Achievers program for each participating elementary and middle school in Fayette County for the 2012-13 school year. Each school winner will receive a Young Achievers gold medallion, T-shirt and book bag. Students were nominated by their principals, guidance counselors or teachers in the spring of their fourth- or seventh-grade year.

Holifield Photography has helped develop the program in Central Kentucky for the past 23 years and sponsors Young Achievers in cooperation with the International Leadership Network.

National awards are presented each year by the ILN and all top school winners will be considered for these awards.

To make the community aware of the students' achievements, they were all photographed by Holifield Photography for a display that was shown at Fayette Mall and the students' schools.

Here is a list of the overall school winners in the Young Achievers program for the 2012-13 school year.Elementary School Winners

Robrina Rodgers, Arlington; Charlie Frederick, Ashland; Carter Schuck, Athens-Chilesburg; Jason Reidhaar, Bluegrass Baptist School; Dylan Benton, Booker T. Washington; Keigen Kirk, Breckinridge; Melissa Herrera, Cardinal Valley; Fields Mason, Cassidy; Ben Cline, Clays Mill; Azaleah Warren, Deep Springs; Meghan Elizabeth Jennings, Dixie Magnet; Tabitha Gervis, Garden Springs; Zahria Crowder, Harrison; Isabella Webb, Julius Marks; Jarian Isable, Lansdowne; Joey McFarland, Lexington Christian Academy; Kiarah A Raglin, Liberty; Andy Jones, Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School; Jordan Alvarez, Mary Todd; Betsy Mullins, Maxwell; Andrew David Vogel, Meadowthorpe; Eli Flomenhoft, Millcreek; Nathan Mack, Northern; Mikayla Elverson, Rosa Parks; Moises Hernandez, Russell Cave; Christian McFadden, Sandersville; Ryan Parker, Seton Catholic; Grace Brooks, Southern; Aaron Moseley, Squires; Will Erpenbeck, St. Peter and Paul School; Anna Norby, Stonewall; Reagan Ridge, Summit Christian Academy; Parker Alan Hodge, Tates Creek; Adam Fernandez, Veterans Park; Macy Buerhaus, Wellington; Jamarcus Robinson, William Wells Brown; and Emma Coleman, Yates.

Middle School Winners

Grace Lian Kelly, Beaumont; Alex Simpson, Bluegrass Baptist School; Anthony Graham, Bryan Station; Alistair Keggen, Christ the King School; Olivia Grace Ault, Edythe J. Hayes; Katherine Goble, Home School; Stephanie Garduno, Leestown; Emma Prigge, Lexington Christian Academy - Jr. High; Amanda Wallin, Lexington Traditional Magnet School; Seth Hojnacki, Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School; Madeleine Richards, Montessori Middle School; Mahin Zaman, Morton; Katelyn Mofield, School for the Creative and Performing Arts; Addison Jennings, Seton Catholic School; Quinn McWorter, Southern; Grace Johnson, Summit Christian Academy; Lauren Bolt, Tates Creek; and Yoon Cho, Winburn.