MENDOTA – Several students at Blackstone, Lincoln, and Northbrook schools were recently recognized with Student of the Month awards. Each month, throughout the school year, outstanding students are selected for these awards.
At Blackstone School, teachers nominate one student each week that is deserving of the Principal’s Award. This student can earn this achievement by making good choices, being a great friend, and working to the best of their abilities. Four names are randomly drawn each week. In addition to a prize out of the treasure box, those winners are rewarded with a pizza luncheon at the end of the month.
At Lincoln School, the REACH (Real Effort And Citizenship Honor) Award is given each month to one student from each classroom, nominated by their teacher. These students receive a certificate and pizza luncheon for their hard work and effort in and out of the classroom.
Fifth Grade Students of the Month and Team Awards (for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades) at Northbrook School are chosen by their teachers during their team discussions. These awards are not based on grades, instead on hard work and positive attitudes. Physical education, art, music, and computer teachers use the same criteria to select students for the Exploratory Award (for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades). Selected students receive a certificate and a coupon for a local food place.
Northbrook’s sixth, seventh and eight grade Team Award winners for March, left to right, are Alexandra Medina, Jose Rocha, Aliza Salinas, Sergio Sandoval, Olivia Eddy, and Malik Preston.
Northbrook’s sixth, seventh and eighth grade Exploratory Award winners for March, left to right, are Riley Cocanour, Neal Linden, Dylan Rosales, Jose Ruiz, MacKenzie Bentley, and Jake Shankle.
Northbrook’s fifth grade Students of the Month for March, left to right, are Logan Fahr, Jenah Sims, Diego Sandoval, Joshua Figueroa, and Grace Wasmer.
Lincoln School REACH Award students named for March were honored with a pizza lunch on March 31. The students earning this month’s award, front row, left to right, are Cole Kleckner, Collin Coss, Miranda Wheeler, Colton Ladson, Briza Cervantes; middle row, Analeisa Gomez, Johan Cortez, Anthony Seablom, Santi Lemos, Kristal Sandoval Rios, Brinkli Panttila; back row, Andrianna Karahalios, Kennedy Knaff, Alondra DeLao, Fernando Arteaga, and Horacio Huizar.
The March Principal Award pizza lunch was held March 31 at Blackstone School. Students honored with a pizza lunch with their principal, Stacy Kelly, front row, left to right, were Maci Winn, Zoey Stefanski, Claire Atherton, Arian Chavez, Brianna Betz, Emma Work-Sibley, Caden King; middle row, Analy Martinez, Abby Sindel, Candie Arteaga, Isaac Murillo, Anthony Martinez-Morales, Collin Sheppard, Sam Romano; back row, Clayton Tanner, Marisa Martinez, Hayden Cunefare, Diego Suarez, Maddox Rosales, and Rylee Woods. (Reporter photos by Jennifer Sommer)