AKRON MIDDLE SCHOOL
Mr. Joseph Caprio III, Principal
Mr. Stephen Dimitroff, MS/HS Assistant Principal & Athletic Director
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DAWSON STONE, AKRON MS STUDENT, AWARDED FOR HISTORY EXHIBIT
AKRON, NEW YORK (May 8, 2020) – Dawson Stone, an eighth grade student at Akron Middle School, has successfully defended his research and exhibit, “The Wright Brothers: Soaring into History with the First Controllable Airplane” for both the Western New York and New York State History Day competitions.
Stone, a student in the eighth grade Honors Social Studies class taught by Mr. Daric Brege, earned first place at the Western New York History Day Competition held at Canisius College on March 7, 2020. After winning first place, Dawson and other regional winners from around the state would have traveled to Cooperstown, New York, to defend their research and exhibit at the next level. Unfortunately, like so many other school related events, the COVID-19 crisis disrupted the competition. However, competitors were asked to adjust their work so that it could be submitted virtually.
“Dawson successfully revised his project and submitted it virtually for the competition while school has been closed,” explained Mr. Brege. Dawson became a finalist and earned 6th place in the competition out of 26 entries in the Junior Individual Exhibit category, traditionally considered the most competitive. “I am extremely proud of his work and the drive he has shown to continually improve his project.”
Mr. Joseph Caprio, Middle School Principal at Akron Schools, offered kudos to Mr. Brege, who sees value in the competition and encourages his students to participate, and to Dawson for his success.
“Dawson is a very bright and driven student,” said Mr. Caprio. “With his natural talent and a family that encourages him to do his best, the sky’s the limit! My favorite part of Dawson’s project is his statement: ‘The Wrights’ success was built out of relentless perseverance and extensive research.’ In Middle School, we try to teach kids about perseverance like that of the Wright Brothers and Dawson clearly demonstrates that he understands this concept. Congratulations!”
To view the New York Virtual Showcase, including Dawson Stone’s entry “The Wright Brothers: Soaring into History with the First Controllable Airplane” please go to https://sites.google.com/nhd.org/ny-virtual-showcase/categories/exhibits?authuser=0#h.yfsp6acwf1qv.
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Middle School Holiday Fun Day 2019
Middle School Government held its annual food drive to benefit the Akron-Newstead Food Pantry collecting over 525 items from classmates. The middle school enjoyed some "fun day" events before the holiday break as thanks for their donations. Some activity choices included board games, karaoke, baking cookies, a holiday escape room, quiz bowl, gym time and more! Thanks for your support!