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Fox Chapel Middle School selects four talented ambassadors

SPRING HILL — In a program that's new this school year, four Fox Chapel Middle School students have been chosen to be school ambassadors. Their first job was to represent the school at its booth during last week's Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show.

The students are seventh-grader Miguel Watts, 14; seventh-grader Janie Kepinski, 12; sixth-grader Celeste Harris, 12, and sixth-grader Hannah-Rose Monegro, 12.

The school invited all students to present their talents before fellow students, parents and a panel of six judges. Sixteen students filled out applications and stepped up to perform.

Miguel won the boys talent category.

"I sing and dance," he said.

He decided to enter the competition, he said, "because I like to dance, and I just wanted to show my ability of dancing. I pretty much did it just to have fun, to see how I would act on stage."

"I did an ASL (American Sign Language) performance. I signed," said Janie, who walked away with the girls talent title. "I wanted to show people signing because a lot of people don't know about it. It's unique."

Celeste won the spokesman category with her speech about bullying. She chose that topic, she said, "because there's a lot of kids bullying, and I wanted to help stop it."

Hannah-Rose won her ambassador spot in the creative art category.

"I showed my paintings," she said. "I use acrylic paint and oil paint. I like things that when you look at them you can forget about everything else going on in the world. It's not abstract art, but things that relax you."

Hannah-Rose said she decided to enter the contest because she thought it would be nice to show her work.

"To show people what I do in my spare time," she said.

Title I parent educator Missy Wyzykowski said the students will "represent the school in a positive way."

The ambassador program and selection event were coordinated by School Advisory Council president Di'Ana Carrasquillo.

"I expect them to be role models," Carrasquillo said, setting a good example and representing the school whenever and wherever needed.

Fox Chapel Middle School selects four talented ambassadors 04/18/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 2:25pm]
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