Nearly Half of Edison Middle School Students Recognized for Honor Roll Achievements

Straight A students L-R: Alfonso QueQueJana, Adriana Ayala, Sarah Price, Wes Rideau Winds, Isabella Ompok, Chyna Brodie, and Siddhi Modi, along with the Edison Knight. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
The gym is packed with Honor Roll Students. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Students were treated to scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, fruit, bagels, and more. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Principal Xavier Fitzgerald and Assistant Principal Steve Melendez. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Jean Medley, Pam Halstead, and Jeff LaFoon distribute the pins for Principal's List and Honor Roll. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Mary Beth Russell, Michelle Casalino, Dr. Donna Rando. Credits: Cynthia Cumming

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Edison Middle School recognized the achievements of its Principal List and Honor Roll students with a special catered breakfast and pin ceremony, held in the school gymnasium on June 6.  200 of the 485 students enrolled at EMS made either the Principal's List (All As); the Principal's List and Honor Roll (a combination of report cards that were As and Bs and As); and the Honor Roll (all As and Bs).

The gym was a flurry of activity as nearly half the school filed in to take their seats and enjoy a hot breakfast.  Principal Xavier Fitzgerald and the kids shared one of their mantras: "Good, better, best.  Never let it rest.  Until your good is better and your better is your best."  Fitzgerald went on to say "You started out at EMS good, and you got better... and now, you're the best."  Both Principal Fitzgerald and Assistant Superintenent Dr. Donna Rando called the students the "leaders of their school and community."

After breakfast, Principal Fitzgerald distributed the Principal's List and Honor Roll pins with help from Administrative Assistant Jean Medley and Guidance Counselors Pam Halstead and Jeff LaFoon.

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Edison PTA President Mary Beth Russell and BOE President Michelle Casalino were also in attendance to congratulate the students on such an outstanding achievement. Students move on from the Edison Central Sixth into seventh and eighth grades at either Roosevelt or Liberty Middle School.



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