Gilford middle schoolers honored as ‘Scholar Leaders’

GILFORD — Kaya Beland and Matthew McDonough, students at Gilford Middle School were honored at the Fifteenth Annual Scholar Leader Awards Banquet held at the Center of New Hampshire Manchester on May 29.

The students were presented with an award whose criteria included demonstrating academic initiative and scholarship, providing service to classmates and school, exemplifying positive attitudes and demonstrating leadership in the classroom and school.

Over three hundred seventy-five guests, including students, educators, and parents attended this year's banquet, which celebrated the achievements of middle school leveled students who are representative of the many outstanding young adolescents in middle level schools in New Hampshire. The guests included seventy eight students from thirty-nine schools from all over the state.

The Middle School Level Leaders Award is organized annually by the New Hampshire Association for Middle Level Education (NHAMLE) and New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS) with supporting sponsorship from Lifetouch National School Studios.