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Fourteen under 14 Recognition Breakfast

2024 Class of Grissom's ”Fourteen Under 14” (Friday, Feb. 23)

Story Updated March 28th, 2024


Click below to watch the recap of the inaugural class of Grissom Middle School’s Fourteen Under Fourteen!




Original Story Posted on Friday, February 23, 2024


This morning Grissom administration and special guests honored our school’s inaugural class of ”Fourteen Under 14.” Click to see the photo gallery below.


P-H-M Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker, Kate Lee, Executive Dir. of Education & Workforce at South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Dr. Jenny Sears, P-H-M Director of Student Support Services joined Principal Jen Sinclair in recognizing the students during a special breakfast before the start of school. The award is modeled after Michiana’s Forty Under 40 (of which several P-H-M leaders have been a part of), which is sponsored by the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce.


The students were notified last week (Thursday, Feb. 15) by surprise announcements by Principal Sinclair. Click to see those photos.


The students were praised for their community involvement, student leadership, commitment to academics, entrepreneurial skills, and kindness towards others. Families of the award winners were on hand to celebrate as well. Students were given a crystal award to commemorate their achievement. 


Below is a list of the winners in alphabetical order, congratulations!

  1. Briar Barrier
  2. Sadie Charbonneau
  3. Jenna Fair
  4. Ethan Guzman
  5. Nora Haab
  6. Lali Juarez
  7. Tate Mackiewicz
  8. Anastashia Michael
  9. Mari Powell
  10. Dottie Pogue
  11. Emily Schmidt
  12. Anniston Steele *could not be present
  13. Betty Smoker
  14. Leyna Tropp