TMHS student recognition for February 2014

Thunder Mountain High School faculty and staff nominated several students in the month of February for being outstanding citizens in the school. The PTO/Site Council provided lunch and Karen Wright was the guest speaker.


Sophomore Dunya Hermann was nominated by Principal Dan Larson.

Wrote Larson: “I am nominating Dunya Hermann for Student Recognition. Dunya is to be commended for her exceptional academic abiltiy and good grades. Dunya leads by example in the classroom and in our community. She is involved in a variety of acticities such as; cross country, book club and the Juneau Jumpers. As a result Dunya was awarded an opportunity to be Mayor for a day of Juneau. Congratulations Dunya, you are appreciated.”

Freshman Gavin Martin was nominated by Holly Ireno.

She wrote: “Helpful and respectful to all, Gavin is supportive to both his classmates and teachers. His cheery disposition is a wonderful addition in and out of the classroom. Gavin is quite determined to learn Spanish and plows through any obstacles in his way. He frequently volunteers to participate in class stories and eagerly engages in all small and large group activities. Between periods, he regularly returns to my classroom throughout the day to support other students in other class periods! Gavin even takes care of and feeds our classroom pet, named Juanito (a leopard gecko), when I have a substitute teacher! He is a superstar student and superb role model for his generation.”

Senior Hannah Marx was nominated by Graham Storey for her school spirit over the last four years.

Senior Michaela Demmert was nominated by John Smith III for being “very outgoing, hard working, thinks of others, willing to give a helping hand,” and for having a high GPA.

Senior Nika Thompson was nominated by Barbara Jo Maier, Phil Merrell and Kathy McCasland.

They wrote: “Nika is a very positive and hard working student. In addition to her studies, she is also very active in the theater and performing arts. In fact, her knowledge of the TMHS auditorium is one of the reasons she is being recognized. When Ms. McCasland and I were setting up for a registration meeting during advisory, Nika helped us set the lighting and sound when the regular technician was unavailable. This is just one of the many reasons we are proud to have Nika represent TMHS and nominate her for student recognition.”

Freshman Sonny Mauricio was nominated by Larson and Kristen Wells.

They wrote: “Sonny is being recognized for his excellence in digital arts, and his willingness to going above and beyond by completing work outside of his regular class tasks. He stands out for his overall diligence in his academic endeavors. He is an asset to every class he is in.”

TMHS offers congratulations to the students recognized in February.


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