From left to right: Ramon Cruz-Garcia, Ariana Perez, Nathan Cardona, Katerie Gouley, Erayleas (Ray) Mowat, Jesse Rasher-Satiacum, Lacius Gomez, Jonathan Montoya Mayoral, Xitali (Lali) Renteria, Franki Bruce.
National Student Leadership Week is celebrated annually, dedicated to recognizing and supporting the vital role of student leaders. This year, we asked our secondary teachers to nominate two students per grade and to share why they nominated them. Way to go, student leaders!
Lacius is very sweet and respectful, and always seems to try his best on his work. -Ms. Candace Bray, Paraeducator
Xitali (Lali) Renteria
Lali is very sweet and respectful, and always does her best on her classroom assignments. Also, she is very kind to her peers and always gets involved with cultural activities! -Ms. Candace Bray, Paraeducator
This kid is so respectful, and when I work with him, he gets all of his work done- no questions asked. He works well with every student, and he is kind to staff. -Ms. Candace Bray, Paraeducator
Aiden thrives academically and is also a leader! Aiden participates in school activities and helps classmates out! -LaRee Graham, ELA Teacher
Erayleas (Ray) Mowat
Ray is kind and respectful. He seeks help on assignments and is a leader in the classroom. -Ms. Graham, ELA Teacher
Nathan is great with communication! When he has a question, he always reaches out! I am proud of all Nathan's academic accomplishments! -Ms. Graham, ELA Teacher
Franki is consistently kind, resilient, and self-reflective. She puts her whole heart into everything she tries, and she always has insightful things to say during class discussions. She is a talented writer, a curious reader, and she has grown tremendously this year in ELA. She is an excellent role model and a true leader. -Ms. Hope, ELA Teacher
Josh has such a welcoming energy. He takes pride in the things he loves. Most people recognize this by his leadership in circle, which usually looks like a smile and nod in your direction that makes you feel like you belong. He’s never shy about advocating for his peers. He is a joy to know. -Ms. Loucks, Culture Teacher
Ariana is super welcoming and friendly. She has a great sense of humor and is extremely hard working. Overall, she’s a positive role model. -Ms. Fernandez
Katerie is a student leader across our entire campus. She leads by example. She’s is a leader whose actions have a huge impact on others. She’s someone who her teachers and peers can always rely on to do the right thing. She maintains high expectations for herself which allow her to succeed academically and socially. -Mrs. Kinne
Jesse is always willing to help out, sticks up for the teacher and his peers against bullies and is a kind person with a big heart. -Ms. Mitchell, Science Teacher
Autumn is extremely motivated to help and participate in Indigenous Culinary in any way she can. She also stays until the end to help with cleanup. Her upbeat personality is infectious. Her work ethic is undeniable and supports others amazingly. She has truly established herself as a leader. -Mr. Lorton, Culture Teacher
Tu-Quate-Tsa has been a mentor to some of the middle school students. I love seeing her interact with them and hearing them talk about how much they appreciate her! -Ms. Jackson, Counselor
Ramon was nominated by two of his teachers.
Ramon is such a humble and gracious person. He is an amazing TA to my middle school students and the kids look to him for answers and help. He is an excellent role model! -Ms. Wasbrikoff, PE/Health Teacher
Ramon is a kind and great leader. -Ms. Loucks, Culture Teacher