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Columbus City Schools Holds 2019 Honors and Recognition Ceremony

Nov. 20, 2019 - On Tuesday, November 19, Columbus City Schools hosted its annual Honors and Recognition ceremony, highlighting student staff, and community achievers from all areas, including academics, athletics, and service to the community.

The evening started off with introductions as well as a musical performance from Fort Hayes student Isabella Gresham. Columbus City Schools recognizes and congratulates all honorees!

Honors and Recognition


The first set of award recipients were for academic excellence:

Parkmoor Middle School

Evie Shreve

Faith Harralson

Kamryn Jones

Alexandra Oliver

Psalms Henry

Columbus Africentric Early College

Destiny Thomas

Columbus Alternative High School

Sophia Kushner

Columbus Downtown High School

Jaiden Whaley

Beechcroft High School

Eric Williams

Abigail Kamara

Ryan Barnes

Linden-McKinley STEM Academy

Maya Jefferson

Malaysha Brunner

Tania Irvine

Joseph Warren-Evans

Logan Hudson

Walnut Ridge High School

Roman Joyal

Dado Bah

Jessica Sandoval

Kevin Mills


From there, the District honored its fall sports champions:

Starling K-8 Girls' Volleyball

Northland Girls' Cross Country

Whetstone Boys' Cross Country

Whetstone Golf

Whetstone Girls' Tennis

Whetstone Girls' Soccer

Mifflin Boys' Soccer

Columbus Africentric Early College Girls' Volleyball

Centennial Football

Marion-Franklin Football

Walnut Ridge Football


Honors and Recognition

Staff members were also honored for their ongoing service to our youth, including:

Joshua Reynolds - Band Director, Whetstone HS

Paul Lasker - Teacher, Beechcroft HS

Joseph Brock Mullins - Assistant Principal, Whetstone HS

Beth Ash - Volunteer, Devonshire ES

The District's Positive Behavioral Intervention Support program implementation received praise this year as well, with two schools earning Gold level recognition and 16 earning Bronze level.

PBIS - Gold

Binns ES

Georgian Heights ES

PBIS - Bronze

Alpine ES

Avalon ES

Avondale ES

Easthaven ES

Forest Park MS

Indian Springs ES

Johnson Park MS

Lindbergh ES

Mifflin MS

Northtowne ES

Oakland Park ES

Parkmoor MS

Salem ES

Sherwood MS

Valleyview ES

West Mound ES

Finally, the following schools were recognized for success in their gap-closing target in the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment, measuring how much progress English learners were making:

Alpine ES

Winterset ES

Hubbard ES

East Linden ES

Mifflin MS

Woodward Park MS

Columbus Downtown HS

Columbus North International School


The final set of honorees were for community members who continually go above and beyond in supporting the District's educational efforts. =

Omega Psi Phi - Mu Iota Chapter

Faith Clinic Community Church

Eastgate Garden Association

PNC Bank

Ethiopian Tawahedo Social Services

Rock City Church

Michael Bongiorno

Board of Education Innovation and Reform Committee