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Ojuola earns middle school’s Swanson Award

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Toluwanii Sharon Ojuola, daughter of Folarinwa and Olubukola Ojuola, was presented with the school’s top honor, the J. Marshall Swanson Award during Wednesday’s Class Day exercises. (David Conner II photo)
SoVaNow.com / May 30, 2013
Toluwani Sharon Ojuola was the recipient of the J. Marshall Swanson award Wednesday at Halifax County Middle School.

One of her teachers commented that she is a well rounded student, blessed with patience and kindness, who gets along well and is admired by everyone. A natural leader, she is a wonderful student who is honest and trustworthy and exemplifies good citizenship.

She is an SCA officer, a two year band member and a year long chorus member, a member of the debate team for three years and a member of the National Junior Honor Society. She ran track for two years.

Taseya Coleman, daughter of Kimberly Coleman, was awarded the Gail Bosiger Scholarship Award during the Wednesday morning program.

Sharing the H. A. Dillard Scholar-Athlete award was Haley Wooding, daughter of William Wooding and Connie Wooding and Tylik Powell, son of Michael and Wakenia Powell.

Taseya Coleman also had the highest eighth grade average at 99.44 with Gina Chen, daughter of Kent and Shirley Chen, ranked second with a 99.24 average, followed by Robert Morrison, son of Robert and Catthryn Morrison, in third place with a 98.44 average.

Ranked fourth in the class was Matthew Bain, son of Gary and Darlene Bain, with a 98.16 average, followed by Rebecca McCormick, daughter of Barry and Kirsten McCormick, with a 98.08 average.

Mackenzie Francis, daughter of Susan Cash, ranked in sixth place with a 97.68 average and Reagan Carey, granddaughter of Joe and Sylvia Carey, ranked seventh with a 97.56 average.

Katherine Holland, daughter of Robert and Katherine Holland, was eighth in the class with a 97.44 average and Ivypearl Amankwa-Asare, daughter of Lawrence and Jackie Amankwa-Asare, was ninth with a 97.292 average. Lauren Davis, daughter of Michael and Sandra McGregor, rounded out the Top Ten with a 97.24 average.



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