The Nogales Rotary Club honored seventeen scholars from thirteen different Nogales schools for their exemplary scholarship and citizenship. The students were introduced during the meeting, along with their teacher or school representative. Parents who were able to attend were asked to stand to be recognized also.
The requirement for earning the award is not just good grades, the recipient also had to demonstrate a willingness to help others in the classroom, to be fair in all actions, and to be truthful. The school representative explained why their student was selected for the award and then the student was given an opportunity to speak.
The best-attended Rotary meetings of the year are always the student of the quarter award meetings. Close to a hundred people were there to applaud the students and to encourage them to continue on their path to success.
Award recipients: Mariana Montoya from A. J. Mitchell Elementary School; Angel David Lopez from Bracker Elementary School; Denise Lopez from Challenger Elementary School; Isabella Flores from Coronado Elementary School; Alec Escoboza from Lincoln Elementary School; Diego Moreno from Lourdes Catholic School; Lilia Ramirez from Mary L. Welty Elementary School; Adrian Velasquez from Mexicayotl Academy; Akari Galvez from Sacred Heart Catholic School; Marcell Quintero from Desert Shadows Middle School; David Quezada from Lourdes Catholic School; Fernanda Ruiz from Mexicayotl Academy; Michelle Bonillas from Sacred Heart Catholic School; Kameryn De La Ossa from Wade Carpenter Middle School; Jahel Andre Del Cid from Lourdes Catholic School; Sofia Isabela Gamez from Nogales High School; and Alexis Quijada from Pierson Vocational High School.