Dublin Coffman High School students -- each nominated by a teacher -- were honored at the Celebration of Excellence at the schoolApril 24.

Dublin Coffman High School students -- each nominated by a teacher -- were honored at the Celebration of Excellence at the schoolApril 24.

This was the 27th year for the event, sponsored by the Dublin Coffman PTO. The recognition "honors student's efforts, loyalty, integrity or perseverance regardless of academic achievement," said Melanie Hitsman, PTO president and a member of Coffman's staff. "Students are nominated by their teachers because of the positive impact they have in the classroom. These students are the reason educators find teaching so rewarding. These students truly make our work meaningful."The students are honored in one of three categories: achievement, character and leadership. A student may only receive the award one time in their high school career.

Students honored for their achievement were:

Deena Abdallah, Nickolas Brown, Ashley Buckmaster, Kimberly Bussell, Megan Cassidy, Erica Davidson, Andressa de Conto, Riley Elton, Josh Fishman, Brian Forman, Joe Freitas, Akaansha Ganju, Sam Gans, Anthony Goliver, David Insabella, Derek (Markus) Johnson, Shannon Kernan, Sazeed Khan, Heayawn Kim, Rebecca Kirchner, Daiki Kumasegawa, Rachel Lawson, Nate Lonsway, Narden Matus, Kendal McCann, Rachel McNeil, Kaitlin Miller, Scott Mullucey, Sara-Elizabeth Murray, Amanda Ng, Kayla Nielsen-Mayer, Alyssa Overmyer, Megan Pilutti, Katie Pukita, Tyler Russell, Brad Sennet, Mrinali Sethi, Drew Shook, Tyler Sirak, Alex Skaggs, Hope Smith, Emily Sun, Mio Tada, Hok Hei Tam, Colette Tano, Kristen Traverse and Andi Wesley.

Students honored for their character were:

Olivia Anand, Andrew Armson, Megan Barker, Lauren Barr, Jillian Bohme, Becca Bornhorst, Katherine Carey, Anna Cordasco, Anirudh Damughatla, Daniel Dellostritto, Kyle Doak, Maria (Sol) Fabbro, Blake George, Collin Gravois, Tom Green, William Hamilton, Yoko Hayashi, Maggie Helmreich, Adam Hitsman, Lauren Howe, Kevin Jennison, Kate Kelley, Rusty Lewis, Jenny Litteral, Laura Locher, Kristina Lurch, Chelsie Mayer, Kats Mockler, R.J. Naylor, Kaitlyn Nelson, Chad Neumeier, Matt Organiscak, Adam Pugh, Blaine Riegle, Rachel Robinson, Donna Scruggs, Kate Sherry, Morgan Shields, Christopher Slack, Jessica Spradlin, Scott Stucky, Daniel Sullivan, Chelsea Thomas, Maggie Tucker, A.J. Tzagournis, Adair Walker, Terrell Williamson, Katie Zaborszki and Efrain Zepeda.

Students honored for their leadership were:

Brooke Adams, William Chappell, Lindsey Crocker, Jordan Davis, Bailey DeBoer, Mark Dotson, William Ehret, Mitch Johnson, Yoko Miyakawa, Pashea Proby-Henderson, Antoinette Pusateri and Matthew Ross.

-- Candace Preston-Coy