Meneley students recognized for their efforts

Students received applause, high fives and cake for their academic efforts, good citizenship, participation in American Heart Association activities and for being National PE award winners at the Indian Student Awards at Meneley Elementary School on May 31.

"We are celebrating the success of the students," said Cheryl Villanueva, instructing aide for the Washoe Tribe. "We have seen the growth of so many. It's awesome to be part of it."

Certificates of academic excellence and passes to the Carson Valley Swim Center went to students who received a 3.0 or better grade point average or who had excellent attendance.

Fourth-grader Melanie Crutcher had her hands full with a certificate of achievement, a swim pass and a plaque.

"Getting a plaque for being student of the month was the biggest surprise," she said.

"She did really well this year," said Melanie's mother, Karen McDonald. "I'm proud of her."

Melanie said she likes school but was looking forward to summer vacation.

"I like riding horses in Battle Mountain," said Melanie. "My dad has seven but one is mine - Holly, a black and white paint."

Meneley Indian Student Award recipients:

Tomi Ahdunko

Janae Bluehorse

Delia Cardenas

Talen Christensen

Tori Christensen

Anaisa Contreras

Kinan Contreras

Melanie Crutcher

Hunter Cruz

Byron Fair

Hale Fillmore

Taylor Frank

Rachel Gamez

Darnell George

Lea Haase

Desiree Howell

Dannon James

Glenn Jim

Jessie Jim

Tyeesa Jim

Brent John

Jeffrey John

Marissa John

Korin Jones

Michaela Kizer

Shylo Kizer

Tierney Kizer

Ty Martinez

Shabrielle Mayer

Milia Picotte-Echever

Aiyana Pitts

Mason Reilly

Onie Sam

Kali Sargent

Madelaine Shek

Nathaniel Shek

Noah Shek

Alexus Sherlock

Evan Simpson

Hunter Simpson

Cierra Skenandore

Jadelynn Skenandore

Alyssa Smokey

Kianna Smokey

Tahomah Smokey

Torin Smokey

Xante Smokey

Irene Sosa

Peyton Swanson

Quinten Taylor

Austin Tilden

Tasia Tolliver

Gabrielle Vega

Julyan Wyatt

Ryan Young

Darick Zieroth

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