Board of Ed Honors October 2021 OAA Winners

Board of Education Honors October 2021 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners
Posted on 11/05/2021
Hunt Elementary School Outstanding Student Award winners Zarein Jackson and Jake Ward.

On October 19, 2021, the Board of Education presented the Outstanding Achievement Awards to students, parents, and staff at Hunt Elementary School and Indian Springs High School (ISHS).

The Board recognizes Outstanding Student Award winners to build self-esteem and honor excellence in academics, athletics, fine arts, citizenship, and most improvement. The Board also presents the Outstanding Parent/Guardian Award and Outstanding Employee Award to individuals who embody the District’s dedication to student achievement and well-being.

Hunt Elementary School, Principal Kristin Kolling:

Jake Ward is a 5th-grader and Outstanding Student. Jake demonstrates outstanding citizenship and academics at school. He is respectful, responsible, and safe at all times. Jake scores above grade level in language arts and is a tenacious problem-solver in math. That will take him far in his goal to become an astronaut.


Zarein Jackson is also a 5th-grader and Outstanding Student. Zarein is self-motivated and a model AVID Scholar. She does her best to be prepared and stay organized. She also models good citizenship and leadership skills, both in the classroom and as part of the student council. Zarein wants to attend Harvard and study medicine while playing basketball.


Outstanding Parent Award winner Monica Eguia is a member of Hunt’s School Site Council and English Learners Advisory Committee. Beyond that, she volunteers regularly and recently became a recreational aide, supporting students in many ways throughout the day. She works hard to set an example her daughter can follow.


Secretary II Miguel Villalobos is Hunt’s Outstanding Employee Award winner. As the school secretary, he works diligently to research and solve problems and support all staff and students so Hunt remains a great place to work and learn. He juggles many tasks at once, always with a smile, and stays calm during an emergency. Miguel is a true professional.

Indian Springs High School, Principal Kristen Bicondova:

Senior Stephenie Trout is an Outstanding Student. She is ranked seventh in her class with a 4.71 G.P.A. Stephenie is a student leader. She serves as the Sports Medicine Pathway President of the Student Cabinet Unit, is a member of the softball team, and works part-time. She’s self-motivated and well-rounded, traits that will help her reach her goal of becoming a neurosurgeon.

Senior Eric Rodriguez Flores is also an Outstanding Student. Eric wasn’t happy with his grades in middle school, so he made a new start for himself in high school, becoming one of the hardest-working students on campus. Eric’s now earning A’s and is well on his way to reaching his goal of being a computer technician or engineer.


Maria Chavez is the ISHS Outstanding Parent Award winner. She’s been an active parent at Indian Springs for the past four years. Not only is Maria the president of the English Learner Advisory Committee, but she’s taken an active role in assisting the school in creating a culture that helps all students succeed. Her hard work and dedication are truly appreciated.


Cinthia Aparicio is a bilingual clerk I. Cinthia has proven she’s truly an Outstanding Employee by going above and beyond expectations to fill in for a vacant ASB accounting technician position that is vital for providing students with enrichment opportunities. She demonstrates the school’s core values of integrity, trust, and growth while Making Hope Happen every day.


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