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Eighth-graders honored at Final Assembly

5/19/2017 8:41:00 AM, 454 views

Darlington School honored the eighth-grade class on Thursday, May 19, at the Final Assembly in the Johnson-Drummond Amphitheater at Thatcher Hall.

Knox Sirmans of Rome received the James Ross McCain Award, the most prestigious award given in the middle grades. Recipients have demonstrated outstanding leadership ability in all areas of school life, but most importantly in the areas of academic, social, physical and spiritual leadership. These students best exemplify the characteristics of honor, independence and integrity, which are fundamentally essential qualities of leadership.

Lawson Brown of Rome received the M. Hugh Merson Memorial Award, given to two students whose pursuit of excellence in all areas of school life best serves as an example to his or her fellow students, and who best represents the virtues of character, which Mr. Hugh Merson sought to instill in his pupils.

Katie Carlton of Rome received the Robert Walther Jr. Memorial Award, given to a student who has exhibited the strongest degree of concern and respect for his fellow students, and has rendered unselfish service to the school.

Holly Raper of Rome received the Mary Alice Babcock Memorial Award, given to a student who has demonstrated a compassionate and caring attitude to fellow students, who is helpful, friendly, and thoughtful, and who generally places the welfare of others above his/her own.

Eli Baldwin received the Huffman Family Scholarship, established by William M. Huffman Jr. (’67) in honor of William M. Huffman Sr. (’40) and awarded to a rising ninth-grade student who exemplifies academic excellence, character and devotion to the school. 

Burke Schrimsher of Rome received the Raymond Nora Memorial Award, given to football player who best exemplifies leadership, spirit and cooperation.

Ashlyn Woods of Acworth, Ga., received the DAR Good Citizenship Medal, given to a student who has exhibited honor, service, leadership, courage and patriotism.

Emma Good of Rome and Patrick Shealy of Cartersville, Ga., received the John W. Maddox Athletic Achievement Award, given to the best all-round athlete. 

The following fine arts achievement awards were also given:

Cappie May of Rome received the Visual Art Award.

Tyler Watkins of Rome received the Chorus Award.

Cooper Cates of Rome received the Band Award
Knox Sirmans of Rome received the Orchestra Award.

Click here to see a photo gallery from the ceremony. 

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