School Board Honored Outstanding Students in November 2017

School Board Honored Outstanding Students in November 2017
Posted on 01/05/2018
Three Golden Valley Middle School students were named Outstanding Student Award winners.

The San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education honored 12 students with an Outstanding Student Award at the November 7, 2017, Board meeting.

Outstanding Student Award winners are recognized for achievement in academics, athletics, fine arts, or citizenship or for showing significant improvement in these areas. Students are encouraged to have hope for the future by thinking about their long-term educational and career goals.


Lincoln Elementary School Outstanding Students

Fifth-grader Yahira Gonzalez is kind, polite, and respectful of everyone. She always gives her best effort and helps others be their best selves. Yahira would like to attend college and become a police officer.

Fifth-grader Destiny Pino is a top student, earning the second-highest scores in her class. She is a role model for her peers, demonstrating a commitment to learning. Destiny wants to attend Cal Poly Pomona and become a special education teacher.

Fifth-grader Angela Stephens is a top student in academics and citizenship. She consistently earns top marks in all subjects and is polite and respectful. She is also very artistic. Her goal is to attend Harvard and become a professional artist.


Bonnie Oehl Elementary School Outstanding Students

Third-grader Sung Ya Chu has shown academic excellence across all subjects. She is always focused on her work and is enthusiastic about learning. Sung Ya wants to study medicine at UCLA or UC Berkeley and become a doctor.

Fourth-grader Ian Escobar is a very responsible and respectful student. He comes to school ready to learn and is open to new perspectives. Ian wants to play baseball at UCLA while he earns his degree. He hopes to be drafted by the MLB.

Sixth-grader Mia Love enjoys volunteering to help her classmates. She never gives up on her academic and music goals, and she doesn’t want others to give up either. Mia wants to attend La Sierra University or San Diego State to become a music teacher.


Parkside Elementary School Outstanding Students

First-grader Jacobie Sewell has made great progress in his behavior. He is able to complete tasks independently with little prompting and is more cooperative with his teacher and classmates. Jacobie has not decided on a career yet, but he has lots of time to try different roles.

Fourth-grader Roma Valenzuela demonstrates good citizenship at all times. She has perfect attendance, always completes her assignments, and earns praise from her music teacher. Roma wants to attend college so she can become a chemist.

Fifth-grader Melanie Veloz is a natural leader. She is able to help her peers stay on task. She faces each assignment with enthusiasm and is willing to learn from her mistakes. Melanie loves softball and wants to attend a college with a good team so she can play and study medicine.


Golden Valley Middle School Outstanding Students

Eighth-grader Guadalupe “Lupita” Meza is very helpful. She has taken the initiative to mentor her peers inside and outside the classroom. She also has a great sense of humor and a positive attitude. Lupita wants to become a chef because she enjoys cooking and baking.

Eighth-grader Marcos Ambriz is a great leader. He always thinks about others, does the right thing, has a 3.71 G.P.A., and is a member of ASB. Marcos wants to study architecture in college and design high-rise buildings in a big city.

Eighth-grader Tamyja Paxton is an intelligent, self-motivated, and responsible student. She maintains a 3.67 G.P.A. while competing with the Xplosive drill team in places like Las Vegas. Tamyja wants to become a registered nurse and work in surgery or the delivery room.


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