Students of the Month – September 2019

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH – September 2019

Mya White, 9th grade, nominated by Mr. Dennis Garl (written by Mr. Tom Alcott) – Bringing Hope and Being Family
Mya has taken it upon herself to help Dennis Garl and the custodial staff with cleanups after football games. Mya has never been asked to help the crew but she has taken it up on her own and does it with a joyful spirit. Dennis claims Mya, “is an angel from above. Out of the entire group of people who attend football games, she is the only one to help.”

Jacob Cardoso, 10th grade, nominated by Mr. Peter Shelley – Educating Hearts and Minds
Jacob is a thoughtful, caring, honest, and true Mariner. He has a deep call to help others whether on the football field, the classroom, or for his future goal as a police officer. He recognizes the challenges that his peers face, but his willingness to sacrifice, and to be selfless is inspiring and worthy of our respect and admiration.

Ella Murchison, 10th grade, nominated by Ms. Christine Krisman – Bringing Hope, Being Family, Building Respect, and Educating Hearts and Minds
Ella is one of 3 girls in the Strength and Development Class. She demonstrates great perseverance in setting a workout plan and working hard in every class. Through her work, she has great self-discipline and not only works hard, but inspires others in the class to work hard. She has earned the respect of all the students in the class. She is truly inspirational.

Marcus Rivera, 10th grade, nominated by Mr. Peter Shelley – Being Family
Marcus is always the first in class who will present his project or provide his thoughts on a subject. He is a deep thinker, kind, and grateful for all his blessings. He has a unique perspective that challenges his peers to see things in a new way. He is mature; loyal and a leader! The respect he shows to others builds community and something we all should aspire
to.

Kristina Canonizado, 11th grade, nominated by Ms. Samantha Wainwright – Bringing Hope
Kristina brings amazing energy to Moreau every day and leads by her positive example. From Link Crew to Cross Country to English class, she gives her all in everything she does, and as a result, enhances the whole group. Most recently, she and her group delivered and exemplary persuasive presentation that truly motivated the whole class, showing willingness to go the extra mile and put herself out there in order to be the best she can be.

Kalea Castaneto, 11th grade, nominated by Mr. Antonio Rodriguez – Educating Hearts & Minds
Kalea is indubitably a gifted spiritual leader – a matriarch in the making. Her grasp of faith and
the way she models her faith practices are both inspirational and essential for diverse
communities like MCHS. Amen, amen!

Mahda Fallay, 11th grade, nominated by Ms. Samantha Wainwright – Educating Hearts & Minds
Mahda is a young man who shows determination to be excellent in all that he does. He
connects information learned in class to his own life and seeks opportunities to grow through
feedback and collaboration. Recently, he chose to work by himself on a difficult persuasive
writing project, and presented an outstanding speck, delivered with passion and energy, about
the fight for racial equality. Great job, Mahda!

Tyler Randall, 11th grade, nominated by Mr. Antonio Rodriguez – Bringing Hope
Tyler is a hardworking, goal-oriented student. A young man who faces academic challenges with notable determination, Tyler models work ethics that keep him on course. He is truly a Mariner of great promise.

Michael Boutros, 12th grade, nominated by Mr. Antonio Rodriguez – Building Respect
Mikey B is the man! Across each unity of study, Michael has evidenced impressive content preparation, significant study skills, as well as commendable debating and analyzing abilities. I’m proud of the young man!

Yuhao (Perry) Chen, 12th grade, nominated by Ms. Anna Brown – Educating Hearts and Minds
Perry demonstrated Educating Hearts and Minds by writing a great self-reflection essay
demonstrating deep thinking and emotional growth.

Alessandrea Carpio, 12th grade, nominated by Ms. Christine Krisman – Bringing Hope, Being Family, Building Respect, and Educating Hearts and Minds
Alex is one of 3 girls in the Strength and Development Class. She demonstrates great perseverance in setting a workout plan and working hard in every class. Her personal goal of playing soccer in college has been reflected in her work ethic and dedication. She has earned the respect of all the students in the class by inspiring them to work hard. She always shows
great respect and appreciation by thanking me at the end of every class. She is truly inspirational.

Allesandra Castro, 12th grade, nominated by Ms. Ana Patterson – Being Family
Allie has been extremely helpful with the Senate and Blood Drive. She saw how much work Ian (Geronimo) had and decided to double her own duties. Allie has been very reliable and her calm personality helps others; especially me when I’m trying to do too many things at once. I feel very touched by her willingness to go above and beyond her duties in order to make sure
everyone else is okay.

Ian Geronimo, 12th grade, nominated by Ms. Ana Patterson – Bringing Hope, Being Family, Building Respect, and Educating Hearts and Minds
Ian has been a blessing to the senate this year; we have a new structure for the student senate. It is more complicated due to the larger number of students in the senate. The Blood Drive was a great success and ran very smoothly due to Ian’s organizational and leadership skills. Even though Ian is very busy being part of the Student Government and very committed
to dance, he remains extremely reliable and does everything with a big smile.

Aarush Kapur, 12th grade, nominated by Ms. Ana Patterson – Being Family
Aarush has shown true Mariner spirit. I have witnessed him being very helpful to others, he has helped other clubs even though he is not a part of that club. On two occasions, Aarush saw me sitting alone working at the Blood Drive sign-up tables, he sat down and offered to help.

Daniela Penalva, 12th grade, nominated by Mr. Antonio Rodriguez – Bringing Hope
Danny is such a respectful, hard-working Mariner. Creative, studious, and genuine, Danny truly has a great heart, and she’s often seen supporting her fellow peers inside and outside of the class. I’m proud of her and all her team oriented ways. She’s golden!

Alyssa Posadas, 12th grade, nominated by Ms. Christine Krisman – Bringing Hope, Being Family, Building Respect, and Educating Hearts and Minds
Alyssa is one of three girls in the Strength and Development Class. She demonstrates great perseverance in setting a workout plan and working hard in every class. Despite recovering from an injury and unable to physically do all of the stations, she has set up a plan to not only work hard, but inspire others in the class to work hard. She has earned the respect of all the students in the class. She is truly inspirational.

Gabriel Toouli, 12th grade, nominated by Ms. Sarah Ledford – Educating Hearts & Minds
On top of being an awesome person, Gabe has worked incredibly hard this year in economics. He is demonstrating excellent self-advocacy skills, asks questions in class, and volunteers as well.