Kirtland Central High School was celebrating more than student excellence during last week’s 120th Day Count Assembly. The school rewarded student quality by presenting certificates, but it didn’t stop there, it also made sure their hard work was noticed beyond the classroom and celebrated by their peers. And their peers responded with loud noise.
The Math Department selected students who improved their technical writing and challenged themselves, working until problems were solved: Colton Warner (9th grade), Crimson West (10th grade), Jaben Haws (11th grade), and Zachary Burrell (12th grade).
The Social Studies Department recognized Areli Saunders (9th grade), for her academic excellence, as well as her great character; Lakyla Yazzie (10th grade), for maintaining a 100% average in Honors US History and helping students with their coursework; Moriah Toledo (11th grade), and Anna Costner (12th grade), tied for highest class average in AP World.
The Electives Department nominated four students based on their participation in class and the quality of their work: Darion Natonabah (9th grade), Moises Camacho (10th grade), Aundrea Weaver (11th grade), and Luke West (12th grade).
The English Department selected students with an outstanding GPA and work ethic: Jayden Guillory (9th grade), Sydney Chapman (10th grade), Haile Gleason (11th grade), and Rebeca Gonzales (not in picture).
The Science Department handed the Excellence in Science Award to: Samuel Bloomfield (9th grade), Jared Boyd (10th grade), Rebecca James (11th grade), and Hannah Homewood (12th grade).
And finally, the College and Career Readiness Department recognized Haskellette Billy (9th grade), for her outstanding FFA and JROTC participation; Tovi Curley (10th grade), for his dominance of financial concepts, and performance in accounting and personal business; Antonio Mike (11th grade), and Jeremiah Brown (12th grade).
The assembly also included short student films and performances by some of the acts that participated in a recent talent show at the school, including the band The Ferrets, the Lee Sisters (top photo), and many more.
Photos by Danielle Emerson.