Who are Chesterfield’s Students of the Year?

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An inquisitive learner. Hard working, creative, positive and helpful. An exceptional role model. A friend to all. A superstar.

Those are descriptions from teachers and principals of students selected as 2014 Students of the Year.

Each year, Chesterfield County Public Schools honors two students from every school for demonstrating citizenship and the school division’s core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and accountability. On April 24, during a banquet sponsored by the Midlothian Rotary Club, 124 students from Chesterfield’s 62 schools will gather with their families, principals, teachers and others to be recognized as Students of the Year for 2014.

Here are a few more descriptions of these remarkable students:

  • An outstanding student, friend and leader
  • One of those students that you wish you could clone
  • Dedicated to both academics and community service
  • Undeniably wonderful
  • Character and integrity are of the highest caliber
  • Mature, hard working, self-motivated and self-directed
  • Always lends a hand
  • Has overcome a great amount of hardship
  • Always tries her very best
  • A role model to other students
  • Shows up every day with a smile and a warm greeting
  • He never gives up
  • Devoted to learning
  • Always willing to help others
  • Always a team player
  • A phenomenal student who has proven time and again that hard work pays off
  • Thoughtful, kind and friendly
  • One of the students that teachers dream of having
  • A compassionate and caring person
  • A model student inside and outside of the classroom
  • Takes great pride in her work

The Students of the Year banquet will take place 6-8:30 p.m. April 24 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, located off Midlothian Turnpike. Thomas Dale High’s jazz band will perform. JJROTC students from Manchester Middle will serve as the color guard. School Board Chair Dianne Smith, Superintendent Marcus Newsome and Midlothian Rotarians Chris Winslow and Dr. Jeffrey Martin will present plaques to the Students of the Year. Video from this event will be shown on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon Fios Channel 26 at 7 p.m. May 2.

Here are the 2014 Students of the Year:

Bellwood Elementary — Abagail Purdy and Melany Ocampo

Bensley Elementary — DeLeir Poteat and Cameron Houchens

Beulah Elementary — Stuart Henderson and Anson Ni

Bon Air Elementary — Emberly Palomares and Gabrielle Purdum

Chalkley Elementary — Malik Bey and Sophia Ansbro

Marguerite Christian Elementary — T’zion Wallace and Sophia Allen

Clover Hill Elementary — Juliana Burner and Colby Heath

Crenshaw Elementary — Yasmeen Jaaber and Emily Hubbel

Crestwood Elementary — Maria Vega and Maurice Washington II

Curtis Elementary — Alexander Kanode and Toni Williams

Davis Elementary — Joshua Hill and Bethany Flores

Ecoff Elementary — Sarah Bedal and Josiah Hall

Enon Elementary — Tayla Patterson and Gabriel Kindberg

Ettrick Elementary — Lauryn George and Tyler Jordaans

Evergreen Elementary — Barrick Mogel and Caleb Wilcox

Falling Creek Elementary — Tin Bui and Autum Eacho

Gates Elementary — Gabrielle Witte and LaShonda Davidson

Gordon Elementary — Julia Bassett and Blake Weber

Grange Hall Elementary — Hailey Hartsfield and Greyson Berry

Greenfield Elementary — Payton Blair and Johanna Karunakar

Harrowgate Elementary — Harmony Hill and Marion White

Hening Elementary — Jordan Banks and Jazmin Goodwin

Hopkins Elementary — Ammy Medina-Centeno and Jenelle Gonzalez

Jacobs Road Elementary — Isabelle Sheppard and Milton Hicks Jr.

Matoaca Elementary — Grace Fry and Mason Short

Providence Elementary — Davis Walker and Lelia Neal

Reams Road Elementary — Adrian Mesa and Piper Stewart

Robious Elementary — Christian Washington and Brett Zimmermann

Salem Church Elementary — Anya Strogonova and Miles Scott

Elizabeth Scott Elementary — Hallie Thomas and Devin Joseph

Alberta Smith Elementary — Jacob Massa and Jordan Barrett

Spring Run Elementary — Brooke Wasilewski and Stella Silvers

Swift Creek Elementary — Hannah Strickland and Tucker Reed

Watkins Elementary — Rylee Tiller and William Rose

Bettie Weaver Elementary — Linden Madison and Madeline Fisher

Wells Elementary — Iiscis Hunt and Luke Hutchins

Winterpock Elementary — Liv Klinger and Elijah Cramer

Woolridge Elementary — Victoria Hughes and Madeline Lawson

Bailey Bridge Middle — Mia Dickerson and Carter Hugate

Carver Middle — Jonathan Pope and Rachel Dishman

Elizabeth Davis Middle — Reagan Lockhart and Gabriela Proctor

Falling Creek Middle — Lily Tran and Erykah Mosby

Manchester Middle — Alton Sturdifen and Swathi Shekharan

Matoaca Middle — Madeline Wade and Elissa Johansen

Midlothian Middle — Eric Campbell and Bennett Blair

Providence Middle — Ryanna Singleton and Austin Hammond

Robious Middle — Olivia Montemurro and Anneda Rong

Salem Church Middle — Emily Moreira and Kambria Cook

Swift Creek Middle — Jakub Lipowski and Alyssa Wilkinson

Tomahawk Creek Middle — Haley McClelland and Nolan Zunk

Lloyd C. Bird High — Lake Deane and Jacob Stech

Chesterfield Community High — Byron Blackmon and Yesmi Reyes-Morales

Chesterfield Technical Center — Asiana Rollins and Caden Reiman

Clover Hill High — Carrie Johns and Rachel Nicole Blake

Cosby High — Olivia Meyerhoffer and Zachary Smith

Thomas Dale High — Angel Hobbs and Patrick Metry

James River High — Anibal Tobar and John Wynne

Manchester High — Kayla Hugate and Jordan Drummonds

Matoaca High — April Downs and Sarah Patton

Meadowbrook High — Erik Membreno and Caleb Redmond

Midlothian High — Lauren Martin and Thienson Nguyen

Monacan High — Aeriana Mann and John Barry