REALTORS® Honor Middle School Students for Personal and Academic Excellence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 4, 2018) – Greater Nashville REALTORS® inducted a new class of “Pride of the Panthers” members at H.G. Hill Middle Prep March 27. The two organizations are paired through the PENCIL Foundation.

    Following each nine-week grading period, the trade association recognizes standout students at the West Nashville school at an awards ceremony in front of their peers, teachers and parents.

    “Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, and Greater Nashville REALTORS® enjoys honoring students who are striving for excellence both academically and personally,” said Greater Nashville REALTORS® President Sher Powers. “It is our hope that by affirming these students now they will continue to develop the character and determination necessary to reach their fullest potential for the rest of their lives.”

    Students are nominated for the Pride of the Panther honor by the H.G. Hill Middle faculty and staff. Nominations are based on a student’s exemplifying strong character, a positive attitude and upstanding behavior, as well as putting forth a strong effort toward their academic performance.

     “Our faculty and staff are grateful for the generosity, encouragement and commitment to our students made by Greater Nashville REALTORS® representatives through the Pride of the Panthers program,” said Dr. Carrie Jones, H.G. Hill Middle Prep Principal. “In addition to the award, our students are incentivized to continue to pursue excellence. Spotlighting these students for these valuable attributes at an early age is instilling lasting qualities.”
     Representatives from the REALTOR® association presented students with certificates of achievement during an assembly, which was followed by a special reception for honored students and their parents. Photos of students are also taken and displayed in the school’s lobby.

Pride of the Panthers Honorees (March 2018)

5th Grade:   
Matthew Austin
Johntrell Gordon
Andru James
Anthony Kennedy
Samantha Nguyen
Abigail Romines
Henry Ruben
Liam Zak


6th Grade:   
Leslie Espinoza-Barajas
Aliya Gresham
Daniel Hall
Maggie Meiers
Zoe Moore
Heli Patel
Jordan Robinson
Lauren Williams


7th Grade:   
Seven Blair
Jennifer Espinoza-Varga
Senio Hardison
De’Quan Matlouck
Aurianna Mullins
Lyndsey Perdue
Jaylen Scott
Kaelyn Zangri


8th Grade:   
Mariam Abdulaziz
Samira Ahmed
Jaylynn Dodson
Noah Hipps
Bailey Koerner
J’Vonta Lovely
Emily Mejia


EL & Related Arts:
Lucy Button
Ryan Cook
Chloe Herrera
Kennedy Jenkins
Vivian Melendez
Teran Peterkin
Macio Pickett
Cecilia Salamanca
Tu To
Genesis Vasquez


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