Rotary honors February Students of the Month

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February’s Student Rotarians are clockwise from top: Ricardo Ochoa, Marissa Estatico, Jesus Castellanos and Ashley Barreras.

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The Superior Rotary Club recognized the February Students of the Month from the Superior Junior Senior High School during their weekly luncheon at Los Hermanos Restaurant. Superior Schools Superintendent Patrick O’Donnell, who is also a Rotarian explained that the students are not chosen solely on academics but also their citizenship and integrity exhibited at school. Members of the Superior Rotary all had a chance to introduce themselves to the students and talk about their individual roles in the community. The students of the month are: Ashley Barreras, Jesus J. Castellanos, Marisa L. Estatico, and Ricardo Ochoa.

Ashley Barreras is the daughter of Louie and Vanessa Barreras. She is a senior at Superior High School and will graduate as the valedictorian in May. She has been actively involved in her school and community throughout her high school career. She has volunteered over 770 hours. She is a member of DECA and FCCLA, co-editor of the Prospector yearbook, and the biology club. She has held many leadership positions in those organizations. Ashley was a member of the SHS Spirit Line throughout high school. Ashley has also completed the engineering and geology classes at the Cobre Valley Institute of Technology and is a CTE program completer in marketing and culinary arts. She has been accepted to Arizona State University and plans to study geology there next fall. Ashley credited Resolution Copper for supporting many of the programs she participates in.

Ricardo Ochoa is the son of Monica Ochoa and Frennie Velazquez. He is a junior at Superior High School. Ricardo is an all around student who plays football, basketball, baseball and tennis for the Panthers. When he isn’t playing sports you can find Ricardo actively involved in the DECA and robotics clubs. After high school he plans on attending Central Arizona College using his Promise for the Future Scholarship to complete his general studies then transfer to Arizona State University Poly Technic Campus to study mechanical engineering.

Marissa Estatico is the daughter of Steve and Sonia Estatico. She is a seventh grader at Superior Junior High and is an avid athlete. She plays softball, volleyball and basketball. Marissa is already considering her college choices and is looking into Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and possibly the University of Arizona, she is looking for a college that will allow her to develop a career in sports. One of her goals in life is play on the US Olympic Softball team. Marissa was also crowned the 2013 Fiesta Queen for the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in September.

Jesus Castellanos is the son of Angela Navarro and Jose Castellanos. He’s a seventh grader at Superior Junior High. He enjoys playing football, basketball and baseball for the junior high Panthers. After high school he would like to play sports at Arizona State University.

The Superior Rotary Club is the oldest service club in Superior that is still in service today. If you are interested in becoming a Rotarian you can join them at their weekly meeting on Tuesday’s at noon at Los Hermanos Restaurant.

Mila Besich-Lira (68 Posts)

Mila Besich-Lira is a resident of Superior with two children. She volunteers for many local organizations. She is an experienced fundraiser and event planner for Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition. She covers some of the area town councils and schools.


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