Character Counts essay winners announced

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Winners with Judge Gilberto V. Figueroa and Community Advisory Board Chairperson Debbie Martinez.

The Pinal County Juvenile Court Community Advisory Board hosted the 9th Annual Character Counts Essay Contest Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 13 .Nearly 100 family, school personnel and court staff were in attendance at the ceremony at the Pinal County Superior Courthouse in Florence with the Honorable Gilberto V. Figueroa as the guest speaker.

Winners were chosen based on their essays about one of the six pillars of character: responsibility, citizenship, respect, fairness, caring and trustworthiness. Over 3,000 entries were received from public, private, and charter schools throughout Pinal County. Winners included:

Division 1 (K-2 grades)

• First place – Karissa Puente, First Avenue Elementary School (San Manuel)

• Second place – Jayden Gray, Circle Cross Ranch Elementary School (San Tan Valley)

• Third place – Carolyn Monroe, Skyline Ranch K-8 School (San Tan Valley – Florence)

• Honorable Mention- Julianna Garcia, Mammoth Elementary STEM School (San Manuel)

Division 2 (3-6 grades)

• First place – Trevor Hogan, First Avenue Elementary School (San Manuel)

• Second place – Mikayla Rockey, Circle Cross Ranch Elementary School (San Tan Valley)

• Third place – Emma Harry, Peralta Trails Elementary School (Gold Canyon)

• Honorable Mention- Hayley DiBona, Magma Ranch K-8 School (Florence)

Division 3 (6-8 grades)

• First place – Brianna Ulfers , EDUPRIZE School (Queen Creek)

• Second place – Lindsey Watson, Cactus Middle School (Casa Grande)

• Third place – Jacob Feniello, Skyline Ranch K-8 School (San Tan Valley)

• Honorable Mention- Matthew Trombatore, Peralta Trails Elementary (Gold Canyon)

Division 4 (9-12 grades)

• First place – Arianna Ring, Florence High School (Florence)

• Second place – Ian Singco, Florence High School (Florence)

• Third place – Indiana Ibarra, Florence High School (Florence)

• Honorable Mention- Ashley Vargas, San Manuel High School (San Manuel)

Staff (3808 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Pinal Rural hosts extrication training session

    February 24th, 2017
    by

      The Pinal Rural Fire/Rescue and Medical District hosted a training session on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. The training was a […]


    Tri-Community cleanup set for March 10-11

    February 24th, 2017
    by

    San Manuel –  Supervisor Pete Rios, along with Pinal County Public Works, proudly announces a Tri-Community Cleanup. The public of […]


    Mammoth Police Report – Feb. 22, 2017

    February 24th, 2017
    by

      According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the […]


    Spring is in the air for Miner baseball, softball teams

    February 24th, 2017
    by

      The calendar may indicate it’s still winter season, but the start of San Manuel’s baseball and softball seasons means spring […]


  • Additional Stories

    Have a heart! Share your love with the San Manuel Library!

    February 16th, 2017
    by

      It is again that time of year when the San Manuel Library asks you for a donation.    You, the […]


    Miners’ Renteria ends remarkable career as State Champion

    February 16th, 2017
    by

      Four years ago, at the year-end wrestling banquet, now San Manuel senior Franky Renteria stood among a few legends in […]


    Mammoth Police Report – Feb. 15, 2017

    February 16th, 2017
    by

      According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the […]


    No new information released in Mammoth double homicide; possible motive, investigative leads considered

    February 16th, 2017
    by

      Pinal County Homicide Detectives continue to investigate the double homicide that occurred in Mammoth on Jan. 31, 2017, but have […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger