BRAWLEY – The Brawley Elementary School Board honored the April Students of the Month at their last board meeting along with hearing a report by G.A.T.E. teacher Diane Ortiz who took the Barbara Worth Junior high and 5th and 6th grade students to Washington D.C.
Vice-Principal Taylor called seventh grade Baylee York to the front podium while sharing her 4.0 average with the audience. York swims for the Brawley Sunstrokers, plays the guitar, and likes her art class with Mr. Marshall. She hopes to continue her athletic endeavors when at BUHS by competing in swim, track and softball. Her ultimate goal is to be accepted into Cal Baptist University and become a research doctor.
Jesus Lara is the other 7th grade honoree. He likes math best because â€œit is easyâ€ and he too hopes to compete as a BUHS Wildcat in cross country. This athlete scholar hopes to complete an engineering degree at San Diego State University.
G.A.T.E. teacher Diane Ortiz led her students in a presentation before the board of the various memorials they visited while on a G.A.T.E. field trip. Ten students from Hidalgo, Phil Swing and Barbara Worth accompanied Ortiz who took them to memorials and museums.
Upon visiting the Vietnam Memorial Wall, they made pencil rubbings of the soldiersâ€™ names engraved on the marble who had died during the war and were from Brawley .
They also participated as legislators with two mock bills of raising the minimum wage and banning assault weapons.
Ortiz said, â€œI am very proud of them. They conducted themselves really well and represented Brawley well, too.