Chosen recently as the Escalon High School Students of the Month through the Escalon Sunrise Rotary program, three seniors share the spotlight for their achievements on and off campus.
Honorees were Kylee Irwin-Paz, Lynzee Inglis and Elizabeth Britton.
Nominating Kylee Irwin-Paz for the honor was Theresa Langum, who works with the senior while she is a TA in the Counseling Office.
“She is giving and kind and sweet to the less fortunate and does so many kind things that nobody really even knows about,” said Langum. “I know this because I have been a receiver of her caring soul and her generous heart when nobody was looking. I see her kind to people in the halls, to her teammates on the volleyball team and to new students that come in to the Counseling Office … Kylee is a person young girls can look up to.”
A member of the volleyball program this past fall and earning All-League recognition in the sport, Kylee said she may try out for tennis in the spring. She attends Big Valley Church and is in the youth group there. She has been on a mission trip to Mexico for the last three years and on campus is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the French Club.
“I would like to thank Theresa Langum for nominating me,” said Kylee, “and my family, because they mean the world to me and love me even through the hard times.”
Teacher Dan King nominated by Lynzee Inglis and Elizabeth Britton for the student honors, pointing to their efforts in his Leadership Class working with students in Adapted Physical Education.
“Both Elizabeth and Lynzee have served as student leaders for the past two years in Adapted Physical Education,” he said. “The class serves special needs students that have demonstrated a need for individualized and group instruction in physical education. The adapted physical education leadership class assists in implementing the instructional strategies used, improving the delivery of individualized physical education instruction to special needs students.”
King said both Elizabeth and Lynzee have dedicated over two years to this program.
“Both young ladies have demonstrated complete understanding of servant leadership,” King explained. “They both work very hard in placing the needs of their peers well ahead of their own needs each and every day. This exemplary role modeling has raised the level of integrity for all PE helpers.”
Lynzee is currently vice president of the Friends Helping Friends club, has been in FFA all four years and is a basketball and soccer player. She has been on the honor roll and earned some sports awards and has worked as a babysitter for the past five years.
“I would like to thank my parents for making me the woman I am today and showing me how to come a better person,” Lynzee said. “Also my boyfriend Bo Capps for his positive motivation.”
Elizabeth is in FFA, Friends Helping Friends, photography club, served as a high school mascot, is involved in PIT, the Peer Interaction Team, and is a Director of Student Body Activities, DSBA, member. She is involved in two youth groups locally and serves as a member of the Miss Escalon court this year, chosen as Miss Inspirational. She has received FFA awards including speech recognition and livestock judging and has been a Cougar scholar for two years.
“I would like to thank Mr. King for nominating me and giving me unconditional support, Mr. Young for praising America and giving me tons of nicknames,” Elizabeth said. “Also my coach and Livestock team, my PIT family and DSBA team.”