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Brasil, Busch Named Students Of The Month


Seniors Laura Brasil and Trenton Busch have been presented with the Escalon Sunrise Rotary Club Student of the Month honors, the first of the school year at Escalon High.

Brasil was nominated by teacher Andrew Beam.

“From day one in the classroom Laura has been an exceptional student,” Beam said. “She is always participating in discussion, freely answering questions, and providing help to her fellow classmates that may need it. Her school work and test scores put her at the top of the class.”

Involved in Key Club, Friends Helping Friends and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, she also keeps stats and scores for girls basketball, is a member of the Azores Band in Escalon, dances for Portuguese LUSO group out of Manteca, is affiliated with the FES Hall in Oakdale and attends St. Patrick’s Church.

“I would like to thank all my past adults that have influenced my life in any way and most importantly, Mr. Beam for nominating me for this award,” said Brasil.

She has made honor roll at EHS, received most inspirational sports awards, and served as team captain in volleyball for two years and softball for one year.

Busch was nominated by teacher Melissa Stone.                                              

“I have had the pleasure of having Trenton as a student the past three years,” she said. “Trenton brings a tenacity to the classroom that is always much appreciated. I can count on him to partake in academic discourse and help other students dive deeper into the content with his various levels of questioning.”

A member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and PIT, he is also involved with three different youth groups in Escalon, plays football, tennis and wrestles for EHS and has taken part in several mission trips all over the world, in addition to working with the City Impact organization in San Francisco, working to help people in the Tenderloin district.

“I would like to thank my parents for always supporting me and being there for me,” he said. “I am proud that they have raised me to not always think of myself first and have compassion for others.”

He also pointed to new football coach Brant Rose as “being a great role model for the short time I have known him.”

Busch has received several athletic awards at EHS as well.