Middle Country Central School District Announces May Students of the Month

The Middle Country Central School District announced its May students of the month at a recent Board of Education meeting. Dawnwood Middle School eighth grade student Lauren Hoppe and Selden Middle School eighth grade student Paul Sutherland were both honored for their accomplishments in academics, dedication to extracurricular activities, and for showcasing great potentials as their time in middle school comes to a close and they look ahead to high school.


“On behalf of the Board of Education, faculty and staff members, I want to congratulate these two remarkable students for their achievements and for setting the bar high for all who will follow in their footsteps,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roberta Gerold. “I look forward to witnessing the continued successes of Lauren and Paul as they grow into leaders in our Middle Country community.”


Dawnwood Middle School eighth grade student Lauren Hoppe is widely known among her peers and teachers as hard-working, passionate, caring and energetic. In her three years at Dawnwood, she has earned an overall average of 98.9 and has been an active member of the National Junior Honor Society and the school’s band. Lauren has also been a tremendous asset on the soccer and lacrosse teams due to her tremendous leadership skills and competitive nature. She hopes to one day become a lawyer or a math teacher.


Paul Sutherland from Selden Middle School consistently receives 100 marks on his report cards and completed his most recent quarter with an overall average of 99. He has a true love for learning, and his most fond memories of middle school include visiting different classrooms, learning from different teachers, and benefiting from his peers’ ranging viewpoints. Paul is a dedicated trumpet player and golfer. Through his continued determination, he hopes to one day become a meteorologist.


DMS-Lauren Hoppe

SMS-Paul Sutherland