BEVERLY - These third-graders at Beverly-Center Elementary School were honored at the school's end of the year awards assembly for their achievements during the 2011-2012 school year:
In Tina Bohl's class: Highest Yearly Average in Math Brice Schilling, Caeley MIncks, and Lydia Klinger; Highest Yearly Average in Reading Lydia Klinger and Caeley Mincks; Highest Yearly Average in Spelling Lydia Klinger and Caeley MIncks; Highest Yearly Average in Science Bryce Schilling, Chloe Bidwell, Caeley Mincks, Lexie Huck, and Sophia Curry; Highest Yearly Average in English and Grammar Lydia Klinger and Caeley Mincks; Book-It Awards Caeley MIncks, Morgan Lawrence, Chloe Bidwell, and Skylar Skinner; Battleship Tournament Awards First Place Caeley MIncks, Second Place Skylar Skinner, and Third Place Morgan Lawrence.
Yearly "A" Average Awards were earned by: Jaynmison Baker, Chloe Bidwell, Lydia Klinger, Morgan Lawrence, Caeley MIncks, Bryce Schilling, and Skylar Skinner 6 subjects; Eleri Webb 4 subjects; Max Brister 2 subjects; and Dylan Hart 1 subject.
In Sue Sampson's class: Highest Yearly Average in Writing Sophia Curry; Highest Yearly Average in Math Sohpia Curry and Lexie Huck; Highest Yearly Average in Spelling Sophia Curry and Lexie Huck; Highest Yearly Average in Grammar - Sophia Curry; Highest Yearly Average in Social Studies Rhiannon Loane, Caeley Mincks, and Lydia Klinger; Highest Yearly Average in Reading Sophia Curry.
These students were honored for yearly classroom achievement awards, given for "A's"
earned on class work during the year: 1 award Brian Adkins, Brandon Roe, and Miracle Green; 2 awards Mady Harper, Brayden Antill, Allison Cain, Kelton Fogle, Jonathon Garvin, Jayden Greenleaf, Brady Kutscherenko, and Riley Snider-Miller; 3 awards Alexis Antill, Sophia Curry, Mykal Hendershot, and Reese Quimby; 4 awards Rhiannon Loane and Colleen Campbell; and 5 awards Lexie Huck.
Recognized for being named to the honor roll each nine weeks for the entire school year were: Sophia Curry, Lexie Huck, Reese Quimby, Rhiannon Loane, and Colleen Campbell.
A newsletter I recently received had these little "factoids" about a favorite summer treat we all enjoy. Did you ever wonder who created the first ice cream cone? Like almost everything else, there is an interesting story about its origin and, like many things, it kind of happened accidentally.
Backing up a bit, in the ice cream story, the first commercially made ice cream was sold in the United States in 1786. A Mr. Hall of New York City is credited with that feat
The first ice cream soda was reportedly concocted by Robert Green of Philadelphia. He added ice cream to plain soda water.
And the first ice cream cone? The year was 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis. Charles E. Menches, a young ice cream salesman, gave an ice cream sandwich and a bouquet of flowers to a young lady he was escorting. She rolled one of the layers of the ice cream sandwich into a cone so she could also cold the flowers and the idea of an ice cream cone to hold ice cream was born.
According to The Library of Congress' "Today in History, July 23, 1904,"Menches is one of several claimants to the honor of "discovering" the ice cream cone: Ernest Hamwi, Abe Doumar, Albert and Nick Kabbaz, Arnold Fornachou, and David Avayou all have been touted as the inventor(s) of the first edible cone. Interestingly, these individuals all made or sold confections at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, known as the St. Louis World's Fair. It is from the time of the Fair that the edible "cornucopia," a cone made from a rolled waffle, vaulted into popularity in the United States.
Sue Sampson is a longtime columnist for the Parkersburg News & Sentinel.