Over 90 to begin the high school journey

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Francisco M. Sablan Middle School promoted over 90 eighth graders led by valedictorian Mariechrist Castro to high school on Wednesday at the Saipan World Resort’s Royal Taga Hall.

The 97 students of FMS will face a whole new world of challenges as they transition into the high school scene. Before that, though, the school organized a promotion ceremony to recognize their students for making it through their pre-teen years, and for their exemplary accomplishments throughout middle school.

Various awards, including the Board of Education award, the Commissioner of Education award, Leadership Award, and subject awards were given out during the promotion ceremony.

The BOE award, given to students with the highest cumulative grade point average from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, was awarded to Castro, who was also awarded the English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Computer Science subject awards. Other Computer Science awardees included Nathanette Blas, Paulette Borja, Destiny Camacho, and Nathan Sablan.

The COE award, given to students with the second highest cumulative GPA throughout middle school, was awarded to FMS salutatorian Camia Janae Aguon Sablan. Sablan was also awarded the Chamorro Language Heritage subject award and the Leadership Excellence award.

The Science and Art subject awards were given to Patriesha Concilliado. Other Art subject awardees were Elaine Fernandez and Francheza Guttierrez.

The Carolinian Language Heritage Subject award was to Daviann Saito.

The Outstanding Cadet Leadership Award was awarded to Maria Ayuyu and Emigrace Vinuya.

The Napu Spirit awardee was John Paul Nimer.

The Student Leadership award was given to Brinae Jessilyn Maratita Cruz.

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.

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