Students of the Year: Adele Harrison Middle School
Jacqueline Regan and Anika Ljung, two students at Adele Harrison Middle School, have been honored as Students of the Year.
Earlier this month, Adele Harrison Middle School selected eighth-graders Anika Ljung and Jacqueline Regan as the school’s Students of the Year.
Anika Ljung has performed exceptionally at Adele, earning a cumulative GPA of 4.0 throughout her middle school career. She represented Adele in the National History Day competition, making it to the regional level. Ljung contributes to school life in many other ways as well, serving as Adele’s leadership team’s spirit committee commissioner, school secretary and as a Safe School Ambassador. Outside of school, Ljung is a co-founder of Dancing Your Dreams, a non-profit organization that helps families who are not financially able to support their child participating in dance. Ljung regularly performs at community events as part of the Sonoma Ballet Theater, and she is also active in her church’s Faith in Action Program and youth group. In her nomination, a teacher wrote, “Anika is a young lady who, with inexhaustible kindness, keen intelligence and incredible humor, will definitely make a difference in her world.”
With a solid 4.0 GPA throughout her middle school career behind her, Jacqueline Regan is already thinking about college, hoping to attend Stanford, UC Berkeley or USC. She is a self-motivated student who never settles for “very good” but instead strives for excellence. Regan exhibits exemplary citizenship in and out of the classroom and currently serves as president of Adele’s Builders Club; as a Safe School Ambassador; as manager of the school’s volleyball team and book fairs; as a frequent talent show and musical performer; and she represented Adele in last year’s County Spelling Bee. Regan’s teachers describe her as a cheerful student who can be counted on to act with integrity and to serve as a natural and creative leader.
Congratulations to these hard-working and inspiring young students on their honor and to their families and teachers for encouraging their academic and personal success.
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This is the second in a series that will profile each Student of the Year honored in Sonoma Valley.