Students of the Year – Sassarini Elementary School
Marrina Hinkley and Justin Cox were honored as Sassarini Elementary School’s Students of the Year.
Fifth in a series profiling each Student of the Year honored in Sonoma.
Earlier this month, Sassarini Elementary School selected fifth graders Marrina Hinkley and Justin Cox as the school’s Students of the Year.
Marrina Hinkley is known throughout Sassarini as a thoughtful, compassionate student who is always willing to help out as a friend and as a leader. She is described by her teachers and friends as a warm, light-hearted girl with great academic ability and a positive attitude. Hinkley participates in the GATE gifted program and is an active participant in the student body team. Outside of school, she loves to read, to sing and she plays both the guitar and the piano. Hinkley hopes to be a teacher when she grows up.
Justin Cox was chosen by Sassarini for his excellent academic standing and his strong leadership skills. Cox serves on Sassarini’s Student Council as both secretary and vice president. He is also part of the GATE program, which enhances his strong academic skills. Cox is admired by his teachers for being an excellent role model and being very respectful and kind to others. He is always willing to help students, parents and teachers.
Inside the classroom, his favorite subject is history because he likes to learn about the past, and he is particularly interested in the Revolutionary War. Outside the classroom, Cox likes to read and play sports. He is known for his speed and athleticism and he aspires one day to be a professional baseball player.
Congratulations to these hard-working and inspiring young students on this honor and to their families and teachers for encouraging their academic and personal success.