Leonor Hambly celebrates student achievements

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On Monday, May 12, Leonor Hambly Middle School celebrated their students’ achievements for 2013-2014. Robert Bohrn, Jr. who is the middle school student body president began the ceremony with the pledge followed by an opening prayer led by Aliyana Perez who is the National Junior Honor Society president. Jeff Gregorich then welcomed everyone, acknowledged school board members and congratulated parents on their children’s academic achievements.

Next, Mrs. Lopez, the NJHS sponsor, gave certificates to members who include sixth grade: Cassandra Lopez, Javier Lopez, Ariana Pacheco, Samantha Waddell; seventh grade, Angelita Casillas, Robert Casillas, Kayla Islava, Anthony Lopez; eighth grade received certificates and honor cords, Aliyana Perez, Robert Bohrn, Jr., Aiden Bonner, Jaden Gonzales, Mychal Mariscal, and Frankie Valencia.

New inductees for 2014-2015 included: Sierrah Bainter, Clarissa Gonzalez, Symone Placencio, Marissa Barragan, Manuel Guillen, Sabastian Hathaway, and Sarrah Perez. An appreciation plaque was presented to D.J. Navarro for his assistance in helping students attend the Washington DC trip.

Sixth grade classroom awards given by Nannette Moreno included: Top Math Peter Kane and Most Improved Diego Garcia, Top Reading Jesus Gonzalez and Most Improved Javier Lopez, Writing Most Improved Emiliano Camarena, and Science Most Improved Diego Rubal. Citizen of the Year was awarded to Symone Placencio.

Seventh grade classroom awards given by Laura E. Lopez included: Top Math Angelita Casillas and Most Improved Sierrah Bainter, Tino Barragan, and Robert Manriquez. Top Reading was awarded to Kayla Islava and Most Improved was Julian Corona and Joel Rodriguez. Top Writing Angelita Casillas and Most Improved Kirstin Hise and Emma Torres. Citizen of the Year was awarded to Robert Casillas.

Eighth grade classroom awards given by Priscilla Torres-Westrope included: Top Math Robert Bohrn, Jr . and Most Improved Mary Cantrell, Jaden Gonzales, and Esteban Monroy. Top Reading Robert Bohrn, Jr. and Most Improved Mary Cantrell and Arriana Estrada. Top Writing Brittney Arbizo and Robert Bohrn, Jr., and Most Improved was awarded to Aiden Bonner and Joaquin Camarena.

Social Studies awards given by Gene Westrope included in sixth grade: Top Student Symone Placencio and Most Improved Alejandro Felix. Westrope included: Top Student seventh grader Kayla Islava and Most Improved Sierrah Bainter. The eighth grade Top Student was Robert Bohrn, Jr. and Frankie Valencia with Most Improved Esteban Monroy.

Science awards given by William Deere included: seventh grade top students Sierrah Bainter, Anthony Lopez, and Robert Manriquez; eighth grade Robert Bohrn, Jr., Mary Cantrell, and Frankie Valencia and Most Improved Student Aliyana Perez. The following students placed at the Gila County Science Fair: third place Anthony Lopez and Robert Manriquez, second place Sierrah Bainter and Mary Cantrell.

Student Council officers received certificates from sponsors: Charlene DeLosReyes, President Robert Bohrn, Jr., Vice-President Jaden Gonzlaes, Secretary Kayla Islava, and Business Manager Angelita Casillas.

Middle staff presented awards to students who exceeded in either reading/math for Galileo testing. Those students included: Cassandra Lopez, Symone Placencio, Ariana Allen, Sierrah Bainter, Tino Barragan, Angelita Casillas, Robert Casillas, Kenneth Hines, Kayla Islava, Anthony Lopez, Robert Manriquez, Noah Monroy, Garrett SantaMaria, Katrina Trevizo, Mikenzie Worrell, Brittney Arbizo, Robert Bohrn, Jr., Aiden Bonner, Mary Cantrell, Jaden Gonzales, Aliyana Perez, and Frankie Valencia.

Eighth grade Spelling Bee Award Winners are: first place Robert Bohrn, Jr., second place Frankie Valencia, third place Mychal Mariscal, and Alternate Aliyana Perez. Seventh grade winners are: first place Kayla Islava, second place Emma Torres, third place Angelita Casillas, and Alternate Garrett SantaMaria. Sixth grade winners are: first place Cassandra Lopez, second place Emiliana Camarena, third place Jesus Gonzalez, and Alternate Avelino “Diego” Rubal. Kayla Islava placed third in the district.

Perfect Attendance certificates were given to: Sierrah Bainter, Robert Bohrn, Jr., Kayla Islava, and Samantha Waddell.

Sixth grade Honor Roll awards were given to: Pablo Acuna, Jorge Gallego Rodriquez, Clarissa Gonzalez, Cassandra Lopez, Javier Lopez, Ariana Pacheco, Symone Placencio, Diego Rubal, and Samantha Waddell.

Seventh grade Honor Roll awards were given to: Anahi Aragon, Angelita Casillas, Robert Casillas, Kayla Islava, Anthony Lopez, and Katrina Trevizo. Eighth grade Honor Roll awards were given to: Cassidy Arbizo, Brittney Arbizo, Robert Bohrn, Arriana Estrada, Mariana Garcia, Jaden Gonzales, Mario Mariscal, Mychal Mariscal, Aliyana Perez, Rafael Torres, and Frankie Valencia.

Top sixth grade student Symone Placencio received a certificate and trophy. Two seventh grade students tied for top student also received a certificate and trophy. They were Angelita Casillas and Kayla Islava. These two young ladies will also be ushers for eighth grade promotion.

The evening closed with Jeff Gregorich thanking everyone who attended and once again offered his congratulations to teachers, parents, and especially the students of Leonor Hambly Middle School on a job well done!

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