7th and 8th Grade Student Awards
Submitted by Cameron Troxell
Last Friday our club welcomed 66 students, parents, and administrators from four local schools, as the Rick Whyte Youth Service Awards were handed out to
deserving 7th and 8th graders. The awards are based on the recommendation of teachers and administration for students at El Roble Intermediate School, Our Lady of the Assumption School, Foothill Country Day School, and Western Christian Middle School. The basis of the recommendation is a 10-point assessment established by Rotary. The honorees this year are listed below.
El Roble Intermediate School Principal Scott Martinez introduced the 7th grade recipients Sophia Emerson and Matthew Graves, and the 8th grade recipients Kareen Holstrom and Axel Garcia. (photo 1)
Our Lady of the Assumption School Principal Bernadette Boyle intro-duced the 7th grade recipients Julie Alejandro and Vincent Arnone, and the 8th grade recipients Ryann Reyes and Daniel Higareda. (2)
Foothill Country Day School Head of School Mike Silva introduced the 7th grade recipient Narineh Madikians, and the 8th grade recipients Em-ma Holliday and Mercer Weis. (3)
Western Christian Middle School Superintendent Blair Bryant intro-duced the 7th grade recipients Annabelle Gardner and Jonathan Ray, and the 8th grade recipients Grace Ghattas and Nathan Martinez. (4)
After a brief description of their achievements and receiving their awards, each student recognized family members in attendance at the meeting.
Kudos to first-time Youth Awards Chair Mark Carson, whose diligent preparation over the preceding months ensured a smooth ceremony. Thanks as well to all of the club members whose efforts provided vital assistance.
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