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Middle School Awards Day
Julie Beckwith

On May 8, 2019, Altamont presented Middle School Core Value awards, departmental honors, and awards for the highest academic average and the second highest academic average for each grade level. Below is a complete list of award recipients.

Each year the students with the highest academic average and second highest academic average in each grade receive book awards to honor their superlative scholarship and hard work. The following students have earned this distinction in their grades:

Highest Academic Average
5th grade: Nandhini Gutti
6th grade: Brian Moose
7th grade: Albert Tang
8th grade: Madeleine Beckwith

Second Highest Academic Average
5th grade: Anna Julia Gallitz
6th grade: Nivedha Goli
7th grade: Lucine Carsen
8th grade: Manish Yalamanchili

Departmental Awards

English
Jane Porter Nabers Poetry Festival Prize: Lucine Carsen
Mignon Comer Smith Book Award for most outstanding English student: Margaret Schedler

World Languages
Francina Benejam Award for most outstanding Spanish student: Pranav Goli
Outstanding Mandarin student: Arthur Anders
Whiteside Cup for most outstanding Latin student: Arden Campbell
Pignarre Cup for most outstanding French student: Madeleine Beckwith

History
Robert Morring Award for most outstanding 7th grade geography student: James Stephens
John Wallace Johnston Award for most outstanding history student: Caroline Prince

Math
Robert L. Johnson Award for most outstanding mathematics student: Sid Doppalapudi

Science
Warren R. Splitt Award for most outstanding science student: Albert Tang

Performing Arts
Most outstanding choir member: Zoe Browning
Most outstanding 7th/8th grade musician: Toby Conn
Most outstanding drama student: Sophia Graham

Fine Arts
Most outstanding photographer: Sam Linde and Arthur Anders
Most outstanding visual artist: Jack Johnson

Core Value Awards
Altamont's mission is "to improve the fabric of society by graduating compassionate, well-educated individuals capable of independent thinking and innovative ideas." Altamont faculty and students have identified five core values and supporting statements for each that support our mission. The Middle School faculty selected students from sixth through eighth grade who embody these qualities inherent in each core value.

Balance
We motivate students to align their passions with their strengths. We encourage and support our students as they discover the arts, pursue athletics, and delve into academics in a manner that not only equips them with the skills to navigate life's varied circumstances, but also promotes personal growth, emotional health, and physical well-being.

6th Grade: Margarette Berdy
7th Grade: Frances Overton
8th Grade: Ariel Dean

Curiosity
We nurture intellectual curiosity by celebrating learning, discovery, and innovation. We encourage our students to ask questions, seek truth, and put ideas into action.

6th Grade: Mose Stephens
7th Grade: Claudia Williams
8th Grade: Noah Warren

Integrity
Because we embrace integrity as the heart of Altamont's mission, we challenge students to demonstrate honorable words and deeds, to make courageous choices, and to exhibit personal responsibility at all times.

6th grade: Lauren Prince
7th grade: Caileigh Moose
8th grade: Madeleine Beckwith

Leadership
We foster every student's unique capacity to lead and improve society through active discourse, student-driven initiatives, and service to others.

6th grade: Raju Sudarshan
7th grade: Parker Denson
8th grade: Caroline Prince

Respect
We value and have compassion for every individual in our diverse school community. Through our curriculum and school activities, we emphasize the importance of respecting and understanding cultural, religious, intellectual, and social differences that constitute our global and local societies.

6th grade: Brian Moose
7th grade: Albert Tang
8th grade: Manish Yalamanchili

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