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by | January 19, 2017 5:00 pm

Last Updated: January 18, 2017 at 11:04 am

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County School District recognized students who performed at the highest level on the 2015-16 state assessments by naming them to the Circle of Excellence during the Colleton County School Board Meeting held Tuesday Jan. 10 at Colleton County High School.
As required by South Carolina state law, students must take assessments throughout their school career. Last year, Colleton County students participated in the South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) for science and social studies for grades 4-8; the South Carolina College and Career Ready Assessment (SC READY) in English, language arts and mathematics for grades 3-8; and the End-of-Course Assessment in biology, Algebra I, English I and U.S. history for grades 8-11.
To earn the Circle of Excellence distinction, Colleton County students had to score “exemplary” on all the SCPASS or SC READY assessments or score within the 100-percent scale range on any one of the End-of-Course assessments.
Eighth-grader Madison Strickland was recognized for scoring exemplary on SC READY English, language arts and mathematics, exemplary on SCPASS in science and social Studies and in the 100-percentile on End of Course Algebra I and English I.
Three students scored within the 100-percent scale  on two End-of-Course exams: Ashlyn Ballew, McKenzie Crosby and Shornden McCloud.
In addition, three students scored within the 100 percent scale on the Algebra I and exemplary on SCPASS and SC READY: Bennie Bernache, Erica Blakey and Ethan Thurston.
Colleton County teachers were also recognized during the meeting if they had 80-percent of their students meeting or exceeding expectations on SCPASS, SC READY or End-of-Course testing. Teachers receiving recognition included: Melinda Anderson, Melanie Bell, Gabriel Brown, Donna Creel, Katie Crosby, Janeth Dossett, Lashone Ellington, Catherine Fanchette, Rebecca Harrison, Amanda Hughes, Kristin Jenkins, Emily Kerr, Kathy O’Quinn, Eddie Peeples, Kathy Polk, Sarah Pye, Melanie Ritter, Joyce Rohde, Jennifer Shipp, Brandy Smalls, Gail Thomas, Allie Walker, Cotrina White and Kimberly Wood.
Elementary students recognized for scoring exemplary in all areas administered for their grade level were: Roger Adams, Brianna Banks, Yair Caudillo, Emalei Cocco, Ethan Cox, Jenna Cox, Hannah Craven, Taylor Ford, Zoe Gabriel, Delana Israel, Avery Jirel, Madison Kelly, Lily Kilpatrick, Aman Mandapally, Preston Michel, Gavin Padgett, Brielle Peltier, Bryson Peres, Michael Potfora, Nolan Sloman, Jayden Teasdell, Riley Thomas, Zarek Tunnell and Cayson Warner.
Middle school students recognized for scoring exemplary in all areas for SCPASS and SC READY: Abigail Beach, Calin Breedlove, Noah Brockman, Colt Edens, Dylan Erickson, Alexa Farnsworth, Matilyn Griffin, Sydney Howard and Ian McLaughlin.
The following middle school students were recognized for scoring within the 100-percent scaled score on English I and Algebra I on the End of Course exams: Megan Dewitt, Shaleshia Funn, Hans Yuri Gabriel, Jasmine Leyva, Allyson Robinson, Jordan Scites and Ashlyn Williams.
Colleton County High School students honored for scoring within the 100-percent scale on their End-of-Course Assessment included: Corey Bowman, Kimberly Brunson, Wesley Bryan, James Bunton, Lance Calcutt, William Collins, Raymond Courtney, Cody Cox, Shaleen Creel, George Crosby, Kensley Dantzler, Caroline Duffie, David Fanchette, Shadell Frasier, Montel Generette, Carlyle Griffin, Caleb Grinberg, Bryce Hiott, Kyle Hobson, Jaden Koger, Daniel Martinez, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Megan Newton, Brian Ni, Wyatt O’Quinn, Cody Perritte, Savannah Reid, Makayla Robertson, Keith Robinson, Hermosa Sanders, Danielle Savage, Susanna Seigler, Cameron Smith, Alexandria Stanfield, Colin Thomas, Joshua Thurman and Thomas Warren.

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