BRAWLEY – During the last Brawley Union High School District board meeting on April 9th, the trustees honored several high achieving individuals and clubs for honors they had earned.
Among the honorees was the Brawley FFA Club for their success at the county fair. Entering the fair entails responsibility of learning to track money, learning budgets and the ability to present themselves and their animal.
According to FFA Advisor Michelle Taylor, most students spend 100 plus hours working with their animal from the time they purchase their animal to the time they show at the fair.
The Brawley FFA had 5 out of 10 contestants in the Small Animal Round Robin, many in the Large Animal Round Robin, taking first in both, and had several Supreme Grand Champions.
Also honored was Amy Garcia for placing 1st in the Migrant Education Speech and Debate Competition Extemporaneous Division. At the competition, she was asked to name three interesting things about herself. Amy also took 2nd in the Prepared Speech.
The board recognized the IVROP students at BUHS who recently competed with students from the other Valley high schools by submitting a resume and being interviewed to determine the overall outstanding student for their ROP class sector.
An extra congratulations went to Karlee McMillan for being chosen as the overall outstanding student for construction, energy and design industry sector.
Coach Tony Leon and his 14th consecutive CIF Champion wrestling team also were honored.
The board gave recognition to band director Amy Daily, along with a few representatives from the band, for taking first place at the regional competition in Anaheim.
Awarded the Elks Students of the Month were Jenny Preece and Brooks Hamby.