Altimira names top eighth-graders
MOMENTS BEFORE THE graduation ceremony at Altimira Middle School begins, counselor Robert Rocha helps Jose De la Cruz, 15, with the proper adjustment of his tie as other students gather and pose for photos in the multi-purpose room.
The eighth graders at Altimira Middle School celebrated their promotion to high school on Thursday, May 31, at 3 p.m. The following students earned awards during the ceremony for their academic or community service achievements.
Colin McIntyre and Alondra Sanchez earned the Daughters of the American Revolution award. The Soroptimists Achievement went to Ericka Rojas Mendoza and Daniel Chavez Buenrostro. La Luz recognized Eva Escobar.
The Alison Tweeden Award went Edwin Reyes and Alondra Sanchez. Freddy Padilla earned the Kosal Long Award. Maria Rojas and Gabriel Rodriguez were given the Boys & Girls Club “Be Great” award.
Eduardo Parra and Ayleen Lobato were given the Vice Principal’s Award, while Luis Alvarez earned the Principal’s Award. Pablo Vazquez Cruz and Anne Greenslade were awarded math certificates.
Pablo Vazquez Cruz and Brenda Maldonado got history certificates. The science certificate went to Eva Escobar and Trevor Martinelli.
The Mary Taylor English-language arts certificate when to Kudra Wagner, Brenda Maldonado and Miles Pimentel. Gabriel Vanzant and Beatriz Cortes got the performing arts-music certificate. The yearbook technology certificate went to Anne Greenslade.
The performing arts-drama certificate was awarded to Jacob Paine. Daniel Chavez-Buenrostro and Gabriel Radriguezgot the visual arts certificate. And the AVID certificate went to Maria Rojas and Antonio de la Cruz.
For their outstanding educational growth and improvement, as well as their dedication to learning, the following students earned the President’s Award for Educational Excellence, including a certificate from President Barack Obama, Thomas Gare, Anne Greenslade, Eduardo Hernandez, John Little, Brenda Maldonado, Trevor Martinelli and Kudra Wagner.