Eighteen HS Students Honored for Exceptional Character

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Eighteen notable students at the high school were recognized by their teachers and school administrators on Nov. 9 at the annual fall Breakfast for Champions. Each fall and spring, student champions are chosen by each of the school’s departments, alongside principal’s and teacher’s champions, and are lauded by the educators and presented with plaques in front of their attending families. Deer Park’s string ensemble provided the music for the event, held in the school library.

The fall 2017 Breakfast for Champions honorees were Alexa Arbore (art), Kiera Blake (family and consumer science), Michael Catanzaro (performing arts), Melissa Fisk (technology), Lynne Gbadamosi (Principal’s Award), Brianna Huffstead (science), Mohamed Khan (health), Anthony Machuca (world languages), Daniela Paz Rodriguez (English as a new language), Vito Piazza (Teacher’s Award), Tarque Rahman (business), Ashley Ronquillo (guidance), Brayan Sanchez (math), Tabbatha Sanchez (English language arts), Alexa Skoubas (physical education), Yonis Velasquez Garcia (social studies) and James Wahl (athletics).

“These students have continually demonstrated exceptional character and conduct,” said Associate Principal Kristen Anisis. “They have overcome obstacles, shown outstanding effort in their classes, and have made significant contributions to our school.”