Queen Creek ‘Star’ students honored by town officials

Members of the Queen Creek Town Council joined local school officials May 6 to honor outstanding students at local schools. (Courtesy Town of Queen Creek)

Members of the Queen Creek Town Council joined local school officials May 6 to honor outstanding students at local schools. (Courtesy Town of Queen Creek)

The Queen Creek Town Council honored 29 Star Students prior to its May 6 work study session at the Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. Students were nominated by their teachers for displaying citizenship, service and integrity, according to a press release.

One student is chosen each month by each participating school. The ceremony recognized students from kindergarten through grade six. They were nominated in January, March and April.

The following students were honored:

Benjamin Franklin-Crismon Campus: Cade Welchman (honored for his nomination in September), Cohen Cauthen, Annie Nelson, Frank Castillo and Kaileigha Pugmire

Benjamin Franklin Power Campus: Eliana Marquez, Ammon Petersen and Arriana Skaggs

Cortina Elementary: Devin Reinhart, Kevin Puailoa, Rickey “DJ” Drinkwater and Elizabeth Blinston

Desert Mountain Elementary: Talan Canter, Shayden Tryon, Sebastian Rice and Emily Swain

Frances Brandon-Pickett Elementary: Eric Leiber, Millie Collins, Tyler Nidey and Hayley Wilson

Jack Barnes Elementary: Isabelle Aldrich, Alexa McCann, Lucy Scheurn and Trevin Broadbent

Queen Creek Elementary: Jacklyn Oster, Wyatt Caldwell, Zachary Vergason and Rees Walker

Students in seventh-12th grades will be honored on May 20.

To keep updated on town news and happenings visit www.queencreek.org or call 480-358-3000.

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