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Saints of the Month: December

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Ivan Velez- Freshman

Nominated by: Mr. Argot

Mr. Argot nominated Ivan because “Ivan finishes everyday strong. Knows when to bring energy and when to be patient and sit quietly. Always ask about his work and grades. Wish more students were like him.”

What is your favorite subject? “My favorite subject is Applied Music.”

Who is your favorite teacher? “Ms. Glenn”

What college do you plan on going to? “I don’t know. I haven’t decided on which college I’m going.”

Who inspires you? Why? “Teachers because they give you a lot of lessons to learn and new things to know and details you never know and that’s what inspires me.”


Aliyah Torres – Freshman

Nominated by: Mrs. O’Rourke

Mrs. O’Rourke nominated Aliyah because she says “Ali is a bright young lady who works hard in class and excels academically. She is always willing to present work in class as a model for other students.”

What is your favorite subject? “My favorite subject would be either math or science.”

Who is your favorite teacher? “My favorite teacher is Mr. Lj”

What college do you plan on going to? “As of right now I’m not sure of what college I want to go to.”

Who inspires you? Why? “My tia inspires me because she finished school, has a good job, and travels all around the world.”


Jose Valdez – Sophomore

Nominated by: Mrs. O’Rourke

Mrs. O’Rourke nominated Jose because “Jose is such a great example of everything a Saint should be! He works hard, he always has a positive attitude, he offers extra help, and he is just an all-around great student.”

What is your favorite subject? “Math”

Who is your favorite teacher? “Mr. Carter”

What college do you plan on going to? “I don’t know yet.”

Who inspires you? Why? “My mom, dad, and family because they’re always there for me.”


Nereida Rios- Sophomore

Nominated by: Mr. Argot

Mr. Argot nominated Nereida because he says “She is one of our top academic students that no teacher has an issue with. Her academic record continues strong since last year. Love who she is and we need more students like her.”

What is your favorite subject? “English”

Who is your favorite teacher? “Ms. Ross”

What college do you plan on going to? “University of Oklahoma”

Who inspires you? Why? “My mom because she is always there for me and supports me.”


Brayden Dobson – Junior

Nominated by: Mr. Argot

Argot nominated Brayden because “he’s a smart student that contributes everyday and comes with a smile and good attitude.”

What is your favorite subject? “Science fiction, Government, Mythology, and Applied Music.”

Who is your favorite teacher? “Mr. Cusack, Mr. Argot, Mrs. Moore, and Mr. V.”

What college do you plan on going to? “The University of Oklahoma is the college my dad went to and I think it has a lot to offer me.”

Who inspires you? Why? “My 10th grade history teacher, Mr. Shanahan (Pathways), taught me humility, kindness, and perseverance in the face of adversity.”


Lidice Paz – Junior

Nominated by: Mrs. Balderas

Mrs. Balderas nominated Lidice because “Lidice is a great student. She is responsible, helpful, and very talented. She always strives for the best.”

What is your favorite subject? “My favorite subject is English.”

Who is your favorite teacher? “Mrs.Balderas”

What college do you plan on going to? “I plan on going to Ohio State.”

Who inspires you? Why? “My father inspires me because he always put his studies first and never let no one put him down and he tried his best and finished college even when everyone said he wouldn’t.”


Gabriel Castillo – Senior

Nominated by: Mrs. Balderas

Mrs. Balderas nominated Gabriel because “Gabriel has a wonderful work ethic. He always works hard and has a positive attitude. I enjoy having him in my class.”

What is your favorite subject? “Art”

Who is your favorite teacher? “Mr. V”

What college do you plan on going to? “University of Oxford”

Who inspires you? Why? His classmates.

 


Gisselle Venegas – Senior

Nominated by: Mrs. Balderas 

Mrs. Balderas nominated Gisselle because “Gisselle is a great student, she always keeps busy, and does everything asked of her.”

What is your favorite subject? “English”

Who is your favorite teacher? “Mr. Boyd”

What college do you plan on going to? “I plan on going to Rose State for my first two years, and then transfer over to OU to finish the rest.”

Who inspires you? Why?  “People who strive to be better. They set examples for me to push myself, anyone who really try’s to do and be better than before and thrive.”

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Ariana Garcia, Senior Section
This will be Ariana Garcia’s ninth year at SFS and she has been at Santa Fe South since the third grade. She is 17 and a senior. This is going to be her third year managing Cross Country and Track. Ariana plans to attend the University of Central Oklahoma in the Fall of 2019 and...
Leslie Cisneros, A&E Reporter
Leslie Cisneros has attended SFS since fourth grade and is now a Senior. She was born in Mexico, but raised in Oklahoma. She has played volleyball since her freshman year. She loves dogs and even has one of her own named Roxy. Her hobbies include staying in, watching movies, and playing with her dog. She...
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