Middle School students recognized for their achievements

After grades closed for the first trimester, seventh and eighth graders at New Beginnings Family Academy were gathered for an assembly to recognize those students that went above and beyond for the term.

“It’s a logical response to congratulate and celebrate people’s accomplishments,” Middle School Principal Valore Turner said. “We do it at sporting events, we do it for celebrities at award shows and for dignitaries, politicians, humanitarians, and first responders worldwide; so, why not here at NBFA?”

Those students were presented with their awards in front of their peers and their families. After the ceremony, those honored shared breakfast with their family.

There were five different categories in which students were recognized.

Five students – Emily Andino, Julian Correra, Diana Lucero, Nakiyah Majors and Leon Pasternak – all received the award for Perfect Attendance.

The Citizenship Award, which was presented to those students who were consistently the most prepared, polite and productive was earned by a total of 13 students. From seventh grade: Ava Evans, Tomi Aina, Kaile Astree, Kadence Fulton, Dazanique Knight, Jayden McCord and Rebeccah Milbain. From eighth grade: Rama Fall, Diana Lucero, Cry’Shana Nichols, Jenasis Rivera, Kobe Bryan and Naveah Lewis.

Four students received the Merit Award, which was given to those with the most positive write-ups; Naveah Cooke, Hudsanna Barrett, Julianna Solivan and Jenasis Rivera.

To qualify for the Honor Roll, students had to have received mostly A’s and B’s, with no more than one C.

There were 17 seventh graders who accomplished that feat: Aliyah Joseph, Max Rudolph, Emily Andino, Kaile Astree, Naveah Cooke, Victoria Dos Santos, Kadence Fulton, Donavan Huggett, Amy Irizarry, Dazanique Knight, Jayden McCord, Rebeccah Milbain, Yaritza Nava, Jean Paul Rivera, Naa’Riyah Robinson, Jordyn Smoak and Nicholas Whittingham.

The nine eighth graders to be honored were; Zion Alexander, Kobe Bryan, Ava Evans, Rama Fall, Rebecca Julien, Diana Lucero, Cry’Shana Nichols, Jenasis Rivera and Richard Williams.

One student, Naveah Lewis, made the High Honor Roll, meaning she received an A in all of her classes for the trimester.

We look forward to adding even more names to the list after the second trimester.



About New Beginnings Family Academy 


New Beginnings Family Academy (NBFA) is a tuition-free public charter school for students in grades Pre-K through 8th, located in Bridgeport, CT. Our mission is to provide students with a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning that helps them develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills. This gives all children the necessary foundation to achieve their full potential at every stage of life. To accomplish our goal of preparing students for life-long success, we work with experts from Bank Street College of Education to implement a progressive education model with emotionally responsive practice. This model attends to the whole child, not just academics, and focuses on developing collaborative, socially responsible leaders by organically weaving ethics and character-building into daily instruction in small-class settings.  Our student-focused approach brings out the best in each child by getting to know them individually, encouraging curiosity, and fostering their personal interests.  All NBFA students are selected through a blind lottery, and there is no admissions criteria.