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Students recognized at the March board meeting

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE

On Monday, March 25, the North East ISD Board of Trustees met during its regular monthly meeting and recognized two outstanding students. Bush Middle School students Santiara Churchwell and Robert Quirk led the meeting with the invocation and pledge to the American Flag and the Texas Flag. Both students are in the top 3% of their 8th grade class by GPA.

Santiara is involved in multiple areas of her school. She is a member of the Bush Orchestra (5 years total since elementary school); a member of the Bush Jr. PALS organization; a member of National Junior Honor Society and a stage manager for Bush theatre. Recent achievements include placing 7th at the Junior VASE competition; receiving the "Bulldog with Pride" award three years in a row; earning the Female English Scholar award in 6th grade; and maintaining All A Honor-Roll for three years of middle school. Santiara was accompanied by her parents, Stacey and Tremika Churchwell.

Robert is also involved in multiple areas of the school. A few of his major highlights include, performing in the Bush Orchestra for the past 3 years; being a member of the National Junior Honor Society; his involvement in multiple sports (football, basketball and track); earning a top 5% nationwide score in the SAT's as part of the Duke Talent search program (attending Rice University as part of the Duke Tip program); and maintaining All A Honor-Roll throughout his middle school academic career. Lastly, Robert is a member of the Fellowship of Chirstian Athletes and an Uplift member. Robert was accompanied by his parents, Robert and Karen Quirk.

Board Meeting

Dr. Brian G. Gottardy, superintendent of schools (left), Board Vice-President Letti Bresnahan, Robert, Santiara and Dr. Gary Comalander, principal at Bush Middle School got together for a group photo.

Posted on March 25, 2014