Dallas Academy lower school students were honored on Thursday during the annual Lower School Awards Assembly. Academic awards were presented in the subjects of Orton Gilligham, language arts, math, science, social studies, and Take Flight to students in the first through sixth grades. Athletic honors were also awarded in PE and track. A variety of character awards and scholarships were given to many deserving students.
Five STARRS Character Awards were given and the recipients included Harrison Morris, Finley Peterson, Jack Spillane, Austin Jefferson, and Landon Story.
The Lancaster Scholarship Award is presented annually to two deserving Dallas Academy students. The award is presented in honor of Joseph John Lancaster, Jr., a former member of the Board of Trustees who was a champion for the education of youth and a man whose vision was the driving force for Dallas Academy’s expansion. The outstanding students chosen to receive the Joseph John Lancaster, Jr. Scholarship Award were brothers Noah and Micah Russell. Congratulations to Noah and Micah and to the Russell Family.
The biggest honor of the day was the prestigious Bulldog Award. The Bulldog Award is given annually to a boy and a girl who exemplify the spirit of Dallas Academy. They are voted on by the faculty of the Lattner Lower School. The 2017 Bulldog Award recipients were Maddie Medaris and Cristian Sanchez. According to faculty, Maddie is one of the kindest students at Dallas Academy. She is always laughing, happy, and is a friend to everyone she meets. She is respectful of her teachers and takes correction and challenges with grace and always tries her best. She is always striving to imporve academically. She truly cares for others and is always the first to offer help. Cristian’s teachers share that he is incredibly kind, generous, and caring. He often offers a high five to lift someone’s spirits. He is trustworthy in every sense of the word. Cristian is a fantastic soccer player but is equally committed to his studies. Cristian is the epitome of a hard worker, team player, and peace maker. Congratulations to Maddie and Cristian and all of our wonderful award recipients.
The program closed with a surprise presentation of a photo book of memories for Mr. Richardson on behalf of the lower school faculty. Congratulations to the wonderful students and faculty of the Lattner Lower School!