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MPS board celebrates November Students of the Month

Student of the Month Cicily Watkins is honored by Mike Oliver, Zaharis Elementary principal. (Photo by Tim Hacker/Mesa Public Schools)

The Mesa Public Schools Governing Board honored six outstanding district students at the Nov. 8 board meeting. Students from Johnson, Lincoln, O’Connor, Pomeroy, Stevenson and Zaharis elementary schools have been named November Students of the Month.

The Mesa Public Schools Student of the Month program gives the district the opportunity to celebrate success.

Each month during the school year, students from elementary, junior high and high schools throughout the district are selected to receive the award. Honorees are recognized for quality of character and excellence in leadership, academics, arts, athletics and more.

Students of the Month win plaques and other prizes

Rachel S. Barney, sixth-grader, Johnson Elementary
Zitlali Castro Saldivar, sixth-grader, Stevenson Elementary
Alijandra Marie Estrada, sixth-grader, Pomeroy Elementary
Rhiannon Rachelle Gore, sixth-grader, Lincoln Elementary
Maggie Moore, sixth-grader, O’Connor Elementary
Cicily Watkins, fourth-grader, Zaharis Elementary

Board meetings come alive as families, friends, principals and teachers join district officials to honor Students of the Month. As videos show students in their daily school lives, their principals or other school representatives read thoughtful tributes aloud. Students take home special plaques and professional-quality portraits, provided by Mesa Public Schools. Winners also receive gift cards from the Mesa Foundation for Educational Excellence. Every presentation ends in proud handshakes, hugs and roaring applause from the crowd.

High expectations result in high student achievement

Student of the Month portraits hang on walls of honor in the Board Room and in the lobby of the Administrative Services Center. These smiling faces remind everyone who stops by that Students of the Month are shining examples of how high expectations pay off for the children of Mesa Public Schools.

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