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Ridgecrest Daily Independent: Gateway Students Earn Awards

Jan 16, 2016
In The News
On Friday at Gateway Elementary School they held their monthly assembly recognizing students for their achievements and Principal Lisa Decker handed out the awards to them.

Ridgecrest Kiwanis Club Dennis Elliot presented two certificate of recognition of being a “Model Citizen and Student” as part of their monthly “Character Trait Achievement Award” to students as part of the assembly.

Sebastian Castro was selected because he is a role model student inside and outside of class. He is kind, conscientious, and extremely hard working. He is known for lending a helping hand to other students when they need it.

He attends after school math intervention not because he needs to, but because he wants to and enjoys helping others.

Sebastian is constantly picking up trash and ensuring the campus is clean. He is always positive and puts forth an immense amount of effort Sebastian is an asset to the classroom and an ideal student.

The second award went to Nathan Castillo-Moorehead. “N” is for Never giving up even when the work is difficult. “A” is for Always showing kindness and compassion to others, especially when he knows they are having a difficult day. “T” is for a Terrific positive attitude. “H” is for his Heart of gold that is always looking to help. “A” is for giving 100 percent in all that he does, “N” is for Never being at a loss for words and blessing us his sense of humor.

A new addition to the assembly is that Congressman Kevin McCarthy sent “Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition” awards to student that have maintained a 3.5 or better grade point average.

Another new part of the assembly is the students were put to a challenge with the school’s Book Sale. The goal was to sell a 1,000 books where 12 students were selected to spray silly spring all over their principal. They exceeded their goal and actually sold 1,135.