Lee’s Summit R7 Students Receive the Missouri Seal of Biliteracy Pathway Awards
Missouri Pathway Awards 2019
The state of Missouri has also recognized 280 students in grades K, 3, 6 and 8 from the Lee’s Summit R7 School District who participated in the Pathway Awards program in 19 languages including American Sign Language, Arabic, Bulgarian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hmong, Igbo, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Pohnpeian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. The Pathway Awards recognize elementary and middle school students who have sought out second language acquisition opportunities in their communities or who have worked to maintain the native language spoken in the home. These students were required to demonstrate this second language acquisition or learning to meet district and state standards. Pathway award recipients were honored at their end-of-year school awards at their respective elementary and middle school buildings.
Students earning the 8th grade Pathway to Biliteracy Awards are:
French: From BCMS: Caroline Anthony, JT Baker, Ashlyn Bandelier, Karis Childress, Alayna Cleaver, Anna Culross, Mia Gatti, Kiaya Kimbrough, Isabelle Larsen, Millie Long, Kaytlin Martinez, Cassidy Montgomery, Kris Sand, Mahina Tovey, and Hannah Yohe; from SLMS: Ciara Lewis, Mia Guidolin, Ava Smith, Will Sullivan, and Hailey Watkins.
German: From BCMS: Katie Allison, Colin Barker, Daniel Beck, Graysen Chamblin, Benjamin Edward, Tanier Fobert, Giana Gibilsco, Bryce Glenn, Theo Haar, Blake Horner-Ogle, Scott Kleffner, Austin Lee, Ethan Peterson, Leyton Porterfield, Sofia Schulze, Dalton Snyder, and Tat Stubbs, from PLMS: Anna Latman and Madeline Schmidt; from SLMS: Taylor Cook, Emery Drake, Ethan Fleming, and Jayden Russell.
Mandarin Chinese: From PLMS: La’Maya Simms and Hannah Tia; from SLMS: Ben Ward.
Spanish: From BCMS: Sam Aamodt, Andrew Allen, Geoffrey Bear, Ann Boehnlein, Lily Brooks, Benjamin Cammarata, Johnasia Carter, Layla Cosper, Hayden Davies, Malia Dooley, Molly Haden, Ashley Hutto, Sullivan McBurney, Iliana Farrell, Sienna Ficken, Abbie Kane, Debora Kuol, Abby Langle, Jacob Manning, Xander McKie, La-Ray McKinley, Ryan Mullins, Jada Newsom, Mortaza Panja, Sasha Plowman, Maci Ragland, Emma Ross, Rileigh Scott, Madison Samuels, Ellie Stafford, Colin Sukarommya, Lily Temple, Sam Tohill, Abigail Webster, and Amelia Yanez; from PLMS: Ashlyn Bellamy, Maya Binder, Kylie Brigman, Ethan Cha, Delaney Clark, Makya Clayton, Briana Crites, Makyna Daugherty, Colton Gamble, Kelli Gardner, Jadyn Gravitt, Samantha Grist, Lili Groom, Madison Hankel, Santosh Hanumanthiah, Angelina Hodes, Emma Houseworth, Ava Kunellis, Nick Lebermann, Evelyn Lopez, Victoria Mesz, Kinley Monk, Leila Moore, Mary Moritz, Dielon Newell, Emily Pace, Alexis Perez Acero, Jeffrey Renetzky, Elijah Rowland, Karson Ruehling, Madison Sanders, Avery Sartain, Charlee Scruggs, Wade Seiler, Jacob Shipman, Emery Shores, Corina Sisk, Kylee Smead, Jordan Stout, Devony Thorpe, Lizbeth Vargas Jiminez, Grant Wasko, Rylee Weeks, Cali Williams, and Elizabeth Wuebker; from SLMS: Luke Alexopoulos, Aliyah Azam, Addi Baker, Harper Barnard, Evelyn Beatty, Sariah Berry, Kameryn Bishop, Skylar Brennan, Gauge Buseck, Cole Butler, Annie Cernech, Nia Channels, Emily Clements, Regan Clewell, Tyler Cotten, Remy Covinsky, Ella Cox, Jaden Cox, Ryan Cox, Ella Cronhardt, Ellie Curp, Brylie Ellis, Mindy Evans, Campbell Gann, Alana Garrison, Marissa Garton, Emily Gerhardt, Connor Gibbs, Joy Goehring, Isaac Greer, Ryan Hall, Brianna Harmon, Owen Hawkins, Weston Hemmerling, Hugh Henry, Rafael Hernandez, Lauren Herrera, Kamryn Hinton, Hadyn Hoggatt, Luke Hogle, Gianni Iaonnou, Cassidy Knight, Andrea Leiker, Josh Lumby, Kara Miller, Ethan Nguyen, Hayden Odell, Regan Oehrke, Carter Phillips, Carleigh Pipes, Stella Ramer, Alex Santoro, Rhinnon Schatz, Elena Smith, Paige Snyder, Cameron Sterna, Madalyn Stidham, John Switzer, Michelle Tran, Maurie Tyree, Austin Verhulst, Mackenzie Vochatzer, Kendall Watson, and Addison Williams.
Students earning the 6th grade Pathway to Biliteracy Awards are:
American Sign Language: Jaelyn Roberson (TRE)
Finnish: Finley Eder (TRE)
French: Derek Durham (HPE) and Hailey Szlanfucht (TRE)
German: J.C. Coates (GWE), Giana Nichols (TRE), Samuel Schmidt (HPE), and Garrison Volkmer (MAE)
Hmong: Kiera Lor (UWE)
Italian: Reid Meyers (PLE)
Spanish: Caden Bichsel (TRE), Brandon De Arcos (WVE), Graham Elbert (CCE), Brylee Johnson (PLE), Sadie Kaminski (HHE), Samantha Lopez (PLE), Laura Mayo (TRE), Sa’Ryah Mckinley (MLE), Jacob Morrill (PLE), Avery Rausch (HPE), Jenevieve Valdiva (CCE), and Carlos Yanez (UWE)
Turkish: Brie Capranica (HPE)
Students earning the 3rd grade Pathway to Biliteracy Awards are:
American Sign Language: Landon Rutkowsk (TRE)
Arabic: Mickey Elmansi (HHE)
Bulgarian: Bailey Zlatanova-Hammonds (PVE)
French: Emrik Durhan (HPE) Adil Kamran (PLE)
Hindi: Aashi Singh (HPE)
Igbo: Chiduluem Egbuniwe (PLE)
Japanese: Nevaeh Jacobs (PLE), Ken Mettlach (HHE), and Maya Mettlach (HHE)
Mandarin Chinese: Skye McKelvey (SPE)
Pohnpeian: Ayron Alfons (PLE)
Polish: Chase Ellis (UWE)
Spanish: Lauren Ahern (RHE), Sophia Ahern (RHE), Mia Appelbaum (PLE), Angello Arauco (PVE), Veronica Brizuela (PLE), Keily De Arcos (WVE), Mia Elbert (CCE), Paige Elbert (CCE), Ace Elliott (PLE), Chrissa Erps (HPE), Sebastian Romo Escoto (PVE), Hector Guevara (PLE), Valentino Guidolin (HHE), Abigayle Hawkins (GWE), Mikayla Heinz (HPE), Alexa Hernandez (PLE), Khristian Lopez (PLE), Juliana MacEwen (SPE), Alexis Mayo (TRE), Noah McConnell (RHE), Alexandra Morkert (PLE), Alexa Morrill (PLE), Aspen O’Dell (GWE), Sophie Ponce (GWE), Mia Prather (TRE), Arwen Roach (GWE), and Carson Soeken (HPE)
Turkish: David Capranica (HPE)
Urdu: Imaan Bhatti (PLE) and Adil Kamran (PLE)
Students earning the Kindergarten Pathway to Biliteracy Awards are:
American Sign Language: Claire Cole (SPE)
French: Alimatou Sam (MLE)
German: Bosley Brooks (PLE)
Italian: Liam Rehak (TRE)
Spanish: Angel Aguilar (HPE), Zoe Baker (PLE), Bennett Bergland (PLE), Kimari Brown (SVE), Omari Burciaga (PVE), Brinley Clouse (PLE), Skylar Duncan (LSE), Max Foland (PLE), Evelyn Freeman (LFE), Avery Freund (CCE), Elliette Gerver (PLE), Olivia Heaivilin (UWE), Max Hendrix (PLE), Alysse Leiva (PVE), Louie Lund (PLE), Reese Malone (SVE), Kyan Miller (WLE), Ella Morrill (PLE), Mason Owings (PLE), and Benjamin Thompson (SPE)
Romanian: Liliana Cronin (PLE)
Vietnamese: Tin Tran (PVE)