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 (4145 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

    San Manuel football opens 2017 season on Friday

    August 18th, 2017
    by

      The San Manuel football team will open its season this Friday night in San Tan Valley against San Tan […]


    Mammoth-San Manuel Schools welcome new teachers

    August 10th, 2017
    by

      Students and teachers alike are heading back to school. For Mammoth-San Manuel School District there are eight new faculty […]


    Summer camp teaches local teens about diversity

    August 10th, 2017
    by

      Two young people from the Tri-Community have returned from summer camp with a better understanding of themselves and the […]


    SR 77 to receive pavement rehabilitation

    August 10th, 2017
    by

    FLORENCE – Supervisor Pete Rios wants to relay that the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will be accepting bids for a […]


  • Additional Stories

    Sea Lions edge out Parkside Piranhas for 2017 Season Championship; Nevaeh Derrick named ‘Beast of the Week’

    July 27th, 2017
    by

      The Central Arizona League Championship Swim Meet was held at the Florence Aquatic Center on Saturday, July 22rd.  The […]


    Want to know the weather in San Manuel? New weather station now in San Manuel

    July 20th, 2017
    by

    San Manuel, AZ has a weather station again. Current local conditions can be found on the internet at: www.wunderground.com for […]


    San Manuel Rotary makes final donations

    July 20th, 2017
    by

      The San Manuel Rotary Club closed their doors on March 16, 2016. The Rotary was a large part of […]


    Sea Lions win against Florence; Arianna Ervin named ‘Beast of the Week’

    July 13th, 2017
    by

      On Saturday, July 8, the Sea Lions Swim Team hosted the Florence Sharks in the Mammoth Pool.  The Sea […]


  • Copperarea

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