BUHSD board honors students, reviews transportation policy



Bryan Wood, surrounded by family, accepts honor from board president Helen Noriega

BRAWLEY – The BUHSD school board recognized the December Elk’s Teen of the Month. Nominated and selected were seniors Bryan Wood and Eileen Lizaola.

Bryan is well acquainted with the board as he is the ASB co-board representative. He has been involved with Mock Trial for the past three years. Bryan is the Brawley Community service Club president, played varsity tennis and run cross country, and serves as the team’s captain.

Bryan plans on going to New York University and majoring in Broadcast Journalism, eventually co-anchoring the TODAY show with Matt Lauer.


Eileen Lizaola with her father and Trustee Noriega accepts honor from board

Eileen is an honor roll student, serves on the Brawley Community Service Club and is the Commissioner of Entertainment for her class. She is the president of the Literary Society club.

Eileen plans on attending a university and eventually obtaining a doctorate in psychology.

The board also recognized Salvador Alvarez and Sally Soto as Employees of the Month. The word they exemplified was “respect”.

The board also reviewed the volunteer transportation policy. This policy mainly deals with volunteers, usually parents, who help transport students to various sport and extracurricular activities. The cost to comply with the new policy, which includes a TB and drug test, is $141.75. There are presently 15 volunteers made up of coaches, drivers, and a psychologist.

The district is asking for the volunteers to pick up the cost of the testing, although if the amount presents a financial difficulty the district will pay. Of the 15 that have complied, three have paid the expense out of their own pocket.