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Middle School
940 Sam Newell Road
Matthews, NC 28105
Courier #: 353
P: 980-343-5755   |  F: 980-343-5761 
LC: Southeast
Bell Schedule: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Grades: 6-8
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Students of the Month
Each month, our teachers submit recommendations for students of the month. Two students are selected each month and are presented with this award on our morning announcements during the final week of the month. Along with receiving this acknowledgment, students receive a certificate of achievement, and two prizes, one to benefit them inside of school and one to benefit them outside of school. We could not be more proud of our Students of the Month!


6th Grade

Emily Duffy is a kind-hearted student who brings positive energy to the classroom. She is so willing to make others feel welcome, especially our new students joining the team. She takes initiative to be positive amongst her peers and make sure everyone feels included. She is a great team player and isn't afraid to advocate for herself and others around her. Emily is a great addition to our Tiger Team! Go Tigers!

Gavin D’Souza is a positive role model for all students to follow. He is very hard-working, respectful, and doesn’t mind helping his peers. He exemplifies leadership by actively participating in class and volunteering as a classroom helper. In addition, he maintains good grades, punctuality, and most importantly, a positive attitude. His work ethic combined with his sense of responsibility and citizenship is what makes him a true Crestdale Wildcat. GO TEAM LIONS!

7th Grade

Hadi Eljarieh displays a positive attitude daily and goes out of his way to be helpful to his peers. He takes leadership in assisting his teachers and classmates. Hadi goes above and beyond to be an active member of the Crestdale community, from holding open doors for everyone to pick up recess equipment that has been left by others. All four of his core teachers unanimously agreed that he displays outstanding character!

Kennedy Draper is a conscientious, responsible, and caring student who puts forth her best effort. She is willing to help others and provides positive feedback in the classroom. Kennedy is a role model for other students and is a well-rounded student!

8th Grade

Atenas Hidalgo-Pereza always has a smile on her face. She has a positive attitude and is determined to succeed. She comes prepared to learn each day and looks forward to a challenge.

Bryan Ramirez-Sanchez deserves to be our Student of the Month because he upholds all of the qualities of what it means to be a Wildcat. He is kind, always lends a helping hand to others, works hard and always has a smile on his face.


6th Grade

Yury is new to the country and has worked very hard to learn English. He is a pleasure to have in class and he participates in discussions while also being kind to everyone he works with. He wants to do well and his work ethic shows in his determination to do so! He is overall a wonderful role model for every Wildcat!!

Юрий является новым для страны и очень усердно работал над изучением английского языка. Он с удовольствием относится к классу, и он участвует в дискуссиях, а также доброжелателен ко всем, с кем он работает. Он хочет преуспеть, и его трудовая этика проявляется в его решимости сделать это! Он в целом замечательный образец для подражания для каждого Wildcat!

Cora is a positive role model for all students to follow. She is very hard-working, respectful, and kind. Cora participates in all classroom activities and she is not timid to answer discussion questions, which makes students like her stand out in a crowd. Cora’s work ethic coupled with a natural sense of curiosity represents the characteristics of a true Crestdale Wildcat!

7th Grade

Christopher Capote is a well-rounded student at Crestdale. His behavior is exemplary. Christopher is always on task and follows teacher directives. He treats his fellow classmates with respect & kindness.

Olivia Vega is caring, respectful, and responsible young lady. She is a diligent student with excellent character. Olivia serves as a positive role model for her peers. Way to go Olivia!

8th Grade

Grant Bergmann is a dedicated young man who strives to do his very best in all his endeavors. He is polite and inquisitive. He is ambitious and determined. Not only does he excel academically, but he also participates in extra-curricular activities like golf and drama. He is an all-around achiever and deserves the recognition for all he does.

Grace Vann comes to class prepared and eager to learn. She puts effort into every assignment and seeks to do an exemplary job regardless of the task. She enjoys participating in class and gives thoughtful, articulate responses to questions. It is an absolute pleasure teaching Grace and I could not think of a candidate more deserving.


6th Grade

Kaitlyn Semm is a model student. She takes ownership of her own learning and adds much to class discussions. She advocates for herself if she doesn't understand something and is always willing to assist others in any way she can. Kaitlyn is also a natural leader in all of her classes. She is a great example of a Tiger role model. Congratulations Kaitlyn!

Malaysia Anderson comes in every day with a positive attitude and an excitement to learn. She brightens everyone's day with her bubbly personality. She never gives up and works diligently in everything that she does. Malaysia is an exemplary student and we are glad to have her representing the Lion's team. Congratulations Malaysia!

7th Grade

Arnav Srivastava is an extremely caring and thoughtful student. He always takes initiative in the classroom and doesn't hesitate to help his peers when needed. He comes prepared and is always pleasant and polite. He represents what means to be a well-rounded student and a true Wildcat.  He is a wonderful student to represent the Jaguar Team!

 Mia Lederer continually gives us hope for what the future holds. She is bright, courageous, thoughtful, and hardworking. She frequently attends tutoring to ensure she has complete mastery concepts taught in her classes and she will gladly help out another student who is struggling with concepts and ideas. She is the best of the best cougars!

8th Grade

Marissa Pietrykowski is a model student. She comes to class prepared and ready to learn. Marissa is hard working and helps other students when needed. She is a pleasure to have in class. She is always on top of her assignments and is always willing to help out her peers.  She always goes above and beyond our expectations. Marissa is super sweet, always has a smile of her face, and is eager to help her teachers or her peers in any way. We could not imagine our classes without her in them.

Adam Bergs consistently shows respect and graciousness to other students and adults in this school.  He comes to class prepared and eager to learn and does his best on all assignments. Not only is he exemplary in his academics, but he is also a polite and well-mannered young man. Great job, Adam!  He is a great role model for his peers at Crestdale.

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