Applause Applause Honorees

  • Every month throughout the academic year, various HMC-1 schools nominate students who exemplify continued dedication to their classroom and peers through kindness, creativity, and overall going above and beyond.

    The honorees are introduced to the Board of Education, and highlighted on the district’s social media pages and the monthly newsletter. Students also receive a framed certificate.

    Meet them below!

  • April 2021 Honorees

    Posted by Stephanie Fernandez on 4/16/2021 12:00:00 PM

    Girls soccer team Congratulations to our April Applause Applause honorees, the Ruskin girl’s soccer team!

    The girl’s soccer team took first place in the Winnetonka tournament on Saturday, April 3, making it the first big win for the team.

     “This group of young ladies is the hardest working group of soccer athletes I have ever coached,” said Coach Megan Codilla. “They have so much fire in them to be better every day. The comeback from not playing last year has motivated them to play hard every single practice and game.”

    Congratulations ladies! #HMC1Together

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  • April 2021 Honorees

    Posted by Stephanie Fernandez on 4/16/2021 12:00:00 PM

    Girls soccer team Congratulations to our April Applause Applause honorees, the Ruskin girl’s soccer team!

    The girl’s soccer team took first place in the Winnetonka tournament on Saturday, April 3, making it the first big win for the team.

     “This group of young ladies is the hardest working group of soccer athletes I have ever coached,” said Coach Megan Codilla. “They have so much fire in them to be better every day. The comeback from not playing last year has motivated them to play hard every single practice and game.”

    Congratulations ladies! #HMC1Together

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  • March 2021 Honorees

    Posted by Stephanie Eastland on 3/19/2021 8:00:00 AM

     

    March Applause

    Congratulations to our three March Applause Applause Honorees!

    Aiyanna B. is a fifth grader at Truman Elementary. Aiyanna's bright smile lights up any room she enters. Her intellect is inspiring, her creativity is shared with confidence, and her positive attitude is contagious. Aiyanna has been recognized twice as Truman’s weekly High Five winner for exemplifying good character and has also received the 2nd quarter Library Award for sharing her love of reading. Aiyanna is the Truman Spelling Bee winner, competing in the next phase where advanced to the Clay-Jackson County Spelling Bee. Aiyanna is part of an elite girls group at Truman called 'SHINE' which is defined as (smart, honest, inspiring, nice and empowering). This will not be the last time Aiyanna will SHINE!

    The coaches of Truman’s Lego League Team, the Robocats, nominated fourth grade students Furqan K. and Mateen A. Furqan and Mateen have exhibited strong work ethic, creativity, responsibility and teamwork in Lego League and beyond. They both attended all 12 meetings, even working outside of designated meeting times, showing great dedication and ingenuity. Furqan K. has been recognized as a High Five Character Recipient twice this year and received the 2nd quarter award for outstanding mathematician and scientist. Mateen A. received the outstanding reading and writing award 1st quarter and exemplifies the character traits of a Truman Scholar each day.

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  • February 2021 Honorees

    Posted by Stephanie Eastland on 2/19/2021 8:00:00 AM
    February
     
    Congratulations to our two February Applause Applause Honorees!
     
    Meet Warford Elementary fifth grade student, Shyanne W. Shyanne attends Zoom class regularly and participates in discussions. She does not shy away from asking questions to deepen her learning. She is an enthusiastic learner and always willing to go the extra mile. Most recently, her class has been doing research on non-fiction topics. She decided to research polar bears and created a slideshow to display her findings. Her teacher, Dr. Hayes, reports that she has watched her blossom into a fantastic writer through the course of the year. Shyanne is always willing to share with her peers and has been able to serve as a model for how to meet the targeted learning objective.
     
    Meet Ingels Elementary fourth grade student, Zayvion H. Though hesitant about virtual learning at the start of the school year, Zayvion embraced the changes and has attended class every day with a smile on his face. Zayvion loved to make books at school to share with everyone. When he couldn't do this, he decided to make his books he usually shares into movies so that he could still share them with others, virtually. He taught himself how to use the apps Stop Motion and TuneTastic to make the movies. He likes to share them to help teachers and his peers smile and brighten their day. Zayvion is a great example of embracing changes and continuing to be positive!
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  • January 2021 Honoree

    Posted by Stephanie Eastland on 1/21/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Nikkolas Congratulations to our January Applause Applause Honoree, Freda Markley student Nikkolas N!

    Nikkolas has attended Freda Markley for the past three years. During this school year, he has shown up for all zoom sessions, and is always ready to learn and work hard. He is thoughtful and respectful to his classmates and teachers. Thank you for being an outstanding student, Nikkolas!

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  • December 2020 Honoree

    Posted by Stephanie Eastland on 12/23/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Irvin T. Congratulations to our December Applause Applause honoree, Irvin T., fifth grade student at Ervin Elementary.

    Throughout this school year, Irvin has demonstrated not only a concern for his academics but a concern for those of his classmates. He took the initiative to create a study Zoom link and invited his classmates to join. He has shown that there is a seed of community growing within that includes building others as he builds himself.

    Thank you for being such wonderful students! We can't wait to hear about all of the exciting things you continue to do!

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  • November 2020 Honorees

    Posted by Stephanie Eastland on 11/19/2020 8:00:00 AM

    November

    Congratulations to our November Applause Applause honorees!

    Janelly J. is a 7th grade student at Burke Academy. She participates daily and is a leader in the classroom, and always has positive things to say about her peers, teachers and staff. 

    Rhilya D. is a senior at Burke Academy. She has finished five courses in Plato so far this semester, and was selected for HireKC's Internship program. She also participated in the “A Day in the life of a Police Officer” internship. 

    Paytin A. is a 6th grade student at Smith-Hale Middle School. She was selected as the schools Peer Restorative Practice Leader for her entire grade. She is an honor roll student, with 95+ attendance, and an excellent peer role model, always striving to lead by example.

    Kiff S. is currently enrolled in the Missouri Options Program. Kiff is a non-traditional high school student who has returned to obtain his high school diploma. He’s passed three of his exams and if he continues his hard work and dedication, he should finish the Missouri Options Program by winter break.

    Thank you for being such wonderful students! We can't wait to hear about all of the exciting things you continue to do!

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  • October 2020 Honorees

    Posted by Stephanie Eastland on 10/23/2020 8:00:00 AM
    October
     
    Congratulations to our October 2020 Applause Applause Honorees, Kayshia M. and Yasmeen A. from Dobbs Elementary.
     
    From the start of the school year, Kayshia and Yasmeen have been present, on-time, prepared, and participating in class every day. Kayshia is in the 99th percentile in both reading and math for the I-Ready Testing and wants to be a vet when she grows up. Yasmeen is in the 97th percentile in reading for the I-Ready Testing and wants to be a doctor when she grows up.
     
    Thank you both for being such wonderful students! We can't wait to hear about all of the exciting things you continue to do!
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  • September 2020 Honoree

    Posted by Stephanie Eastland on 9/18/2020 8:00:00 AM

    jolon On Thursday, September 17, the HMC-1 Board of Education celebrated Jolon H., fourth grader at Compass Elementary, as the September Applause Applause nominee!

    Since the beginning of the school year, he has consistently logged onto Zoom and has completed all of his assignments. What makes Jolon stand out is his willingness to help other students and his teacher, Mrs. Forney, with technology issues. When his teacher needs to try something out, Jolon is always eager and willing to help.  His teacher says that it’s a joy to have such a tech savvy and smart young man in her class.

    Congratulations, Jolon! Keep up the great work!

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