Students of the Month

Congratulations to our hardworking students who are recognized by teachers and faculty at their schools. Great job!

Parker Heaston
Syracuse Junior High

Parker Heaston is a 9th-grader at Syracuse Jr. High. He is an amazing individual who always puts everyone else before himself.

Parker loves sports, especially baseball, and he loves to sing and play his guitar. He has also recently started to write his own music. Parker enjoys doing service for others without getting credit for it. This is who Parker is.

Since third grade, Parker has had severe pain in his feet. He’s been diagnosed with a huge variety of issues that basically mean he will have daily pain. Parker pushes himself to perform in sports and other physical activities, despite the pain that he feels. He is a true example of endurance by learning to focus on the good things that come each day instead of allowing himself to feel discouraged by the pain he feels.

Parker is a friend to everyone and strives to be the best he can be. It has been a pleasure to have him at Syracuse Jr. High.

Aarom Burbano
Syracuse Junior High

Aarom Burbano is an outstanding 8th-grader at Syracuse Junior High School. He was born in Ecuador and has been in the United States for about two years. Aarom started school in the US as a 6th-grader, not knowing any English, but he has looked for opportunities to learn and get involved. He has been nominated for the National Junior Honor Society and is a member of our HOPE Squad, where he helps his peers by bringing awareness to suicide prevention. As a new 7th-grader to SJH last year, he asked teachers for more opportunities to speak in class to help him improve his English language skills. Aarom has been on the Honor Roll at SJH from his first term of 7th grade, which is a testament to his work ethic, dedication, and determination that will allow him to succeed in anything he puts his mind to.

“Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.”
-William Butler Yeats

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