Two Escalon High School students were recently tapped as the Students of the Month through the Escalon Sunrise Rotary recognition program.
Honored were Manar Algaheim and Ashley Levin.
A junior, Manar Algaheim received her nomination from teacher Ryan Young.
“It is with great pleasure that I am nominating Manar Algaheim for the Escalon Sunrise Rotary student of the month award. Manar has been the type of student that teachers enjoy having in class – focused, prepared, and dedicated,” said Young. “She displays a positive attitude about school and life in general. She stays engaged in class and is always ready to share her understanding of a situation when called upon. Manar is an effective writer who has mastered many historical skills – analysis, comparison, interpretation, etc. and is richly deserving of this award.”
Her student achievements include: Key Club and Friends helping Friend member; Yearbook Editor; received an Academic Excellence award for Spanish I and has consistently been named to the Honor Roll over the years.
“I would like to thank Mr. Heflin, Mr. Young, Mr. Oliveira, Mr. Louro and Mrs. Headley for all their support and inspiration over the years for a positive outlook and education,” Manar said. “My father, for working so hard to ensure that I succeed in life. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be here, in the land of opportunities.”
A senior, Ashley Levin was nominated by teacher Chris Oliveira.
“I have been lucky to have had Ashley twice as a student and now as a TA. I have always found her to be very hard working, incredibly friendly and extremely bright,” Oliveira noted. “It is truly a pleasure to work with students like her.”
Among her student achievements are: Member of CSF, ASB President this year, Homecoming Commissioner her junior year, and VP freshman and sophomore years. She was the second runner up for Miss Escalon, takes part in cheerleading and tennis at EHS and has been recognized as a scholar-athlete, earned Academic Excellence for Integrated Math II and Drama, received an AcaDec Block E; and was nominated for a Redwood Leadership award by the San Joaquin County Office of Education. She also has been accepted into Boise State Honor College.
“I would like to thank my parents who have always supported me in everything I do, teachers for helping me along the way and friends for always having my back,” Ashley said.
The two students were honored at a breakfast meeting of the local Rotary Club.