BRAWLEY â€“ The Brawley Elementary School honored two 8th graders as Students of the Month for September. Bob Laughrin, vice-principal Barbara Worth Junior High, announced Brandon Toji as the first recipient. Toji, with a 4.0 gpa said he enjoyed his science class best and hopes to go into either the engineering or physics field of study.
The other honored student was Aaron Jardon, another 4.0 scholar, who enjoys band and hopes to be accepted into West Point Academy and be a U.S. Army officer. Jardon also has the distinct achievement of never missing a day of school since Kindergarten.
Many local businesses, mainly restaurants, join with Barbara Worth to donate rewards for these students as well as they get their names engraved on a plaque that permanently hangs in the office.
Laughrin said, We have 870 students at Barbara Worth, and only 18 students receive this award all year. This is a major accomplishment.â€
Each teacher of the grade honored, 7th grade will be next month, submit a name they believe meets the requirements of Student of the Month and the student with the most entries is chosen. The teachers look for students that strive hard in school, are diligent, and contribute to the school atmosphere, academically and socially.