San Benito High School on Friday, April 27 held two rallies to celebrate the academic achievements of students during the 2017-18 school year, using the pep rally format to honor those who have worked hard in the classroom all year.
The 49-minute rallies, held in Mattson Gym, had all the feel of a spirit rally, with students sitting by grade level in the bleachers, yelling each time they were called out by student leaders from ASB (the Associated Student Body). Following the singing of the National Anthem by Delilah DeLaCerda, student-athletes who play Spring sports marched into the gym, followed by the ceremonial lighting of the “Flame of Knowledge” by the Top 10 seniors.
Teachers who support student activities were given the “You Rock” award and students who were deemed the most improved by teachers were announced. The top seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen alternately were recognized by receiving a certificate after being introduced and going to the middle of the gym floor to applause from fellow students.
The “Golden Trash Can Award” was presented to the teachers who kept their classrooms the cleanest and the four classes competed in an online Trivia Game of Kahoot, vying for class points. There were performances by the band, a dance performance, a Prom skit and a spelling bee as the rallies came to a conclusion.
San Benito High School is entering its final five weeks before finals and graduation, which take place during the week of June 4.
Here is the list of the top academic students from each grade level:
Ema Alfaro, Ineke Anguiano, Madelyn Balochie, Kyle Borch, Daniel Fabian, Faith Fernandez, Noah Fort, Yvette Fragozo, Ismael Garcia, Bryan Harris, Rian Hepner, Jacqueline Herrera, Enya Herrey Holdaway, Julia Hicks, Jovanna Huerta, Seth Isom, Tina Javid, Robin Johnson, Adam Kalstrom, Richard Keith, Angelica Lara, Angel Leal, Mikayla Long, Ashley Maggiora, Kiani McKeon, Ethan McMullen, Aven Melching, Ellie Miller, Emerson Moser, Bridget Murphy, Lauren Okamoto, Alexandra Ortiz, Fiona Parkin, Leslie Perez, Alyssa Remily, Mack Richards, Edward Schmidt, Katelyn Sotelo, Lexie Tamez ,Cielo Valencia Jimenez, Jaya Waller, Isaac Ward Martinez, Elizabeth Zendejas.
Samuel Arreola, Iana Arreola Padilla, Kristen Camille Bautista, Alexis Curiel, Maila Dang, Kaitlyn Dickson, Nicole Gidding, Abel Macias, Jeffrey Ong, Ella Shara Pascua, Vanessa Ramirez, Alexia Rocha, Madison Rodrigues, Kayla Sanchez.
Simeon Brockington, Jaron Cota, Frederick Keith, Grace Richards, Madisson Ricker, Jasmine Rosales Castillo, Jennifer Rosas, Ian Sills, Erin Taylor, Simone Yamaoka
Adrian Avila Hurtado, Safia Bootwala, Bryce Eggers, Abigail Greene, Hugo Herrera, Saul Martinez, Catherine Nordstrom, Leah Overman, Stevi Page, Aeja Rosette