Frenship students earn monthly academic honors

Jayci Veretto, a fifth-grader at Bennett Elementary, is the daughter of Kandis Veretto. She is on the A-B honor roll, in choir and plays youth basketball.

Nicholas Vasquez, a fifth-grader at Bennett Elementary, is the son of Chris and Monica Vasquez. He participates in the school spelling bee and was nominated by his teachers for the Gifted and Talented program.

Annabelle Bennett, a fifth-grader at Crestview Elementary, is the daughter of Bryan and Emily Bennett. She is a student council officer and participated in UIL Oral Reading and Music Memory. Annabelle is a member of the Crestview Honors Choir, volunteers for Salvation Army and Mission Lubbock and helps with the Wolfforth Harvest Festival.

Zachary Betzold, a fifth-grader at Crestview Elementary, is the son of Michael and Sharon Betzold. He is an avid gamer, a dinosaur enthusiast and attends the Springs Fellowship Church.

Shiloh Rios, a third-grader at Legacy Elementary, is the daughter of Maria Flores. She loves art, karaoke, music, church and riding her scooter or bike. Shiloh received an award for most improved student in 2016 at South Elementary.

Nathan Alexander, a third-grader at Legacy Elementary, is the son of Sandra Alexander.

Maggie Wu, a fifth-grader at North Ridge, is the daughter of Yan Zhu Dong. She enjoys participating in spelling bee and UIL and is a member of the Gifted and Talented program.

Marcus Terry, a fifth-grader at North Ridge Elementary, is the son of Roger and Laura Terry. She is a regional qualifier in gymnastics, a piano player and an A student.

Kailee Graham, a fifth-grader at Oak Ridge Elementary, is the daughter of Allen and Kim Graham. She is a member of the Oak Ridge student council and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

Aayan Alam, a fifth-grader at Oak Ridge Elementary, is the son of Hilmi and Shuvo Alam. He is a member of the student council, winner of the school’s spelling bee and placed first in the science fair competition at Texas Tech.

Audrey Cepica, a fifth-grader at Upland Heights Elementary, is the daughter of Shannon Mims-Cepica. She is a competitive gymnast, participates in robotics and is an A Honor Roll student.

Alayna Bayouth, a fifth-grader at Upland Heights Elementary, is the daughter of Leigh and David Bayouth. She is a member of the student council, plays in the Frenship Youth Basketball league and participates in the Children’s Musical Theater summer program.

Amaya Mendoza, a fifth-grader at Westwind Elementary, is the son of Salud and Irma Mendoza. She is the vice president of the school’s student council and plays for the DC Dallas Soccer Association with Texas Tech. Amaya plays basketball for Frenship, participates in BOB reading and is a St. John Neumann Catholic Church member.

Evan Sanchez, a fifth-grader at Westwind Elementary, is the son of Allison and Domingo Sanchez. He is a member of the student council and participates in UIL.

Juliana Gill, a fifth-grader at Willow Bend Elementary, is the daughter of Joseph and Cristina Gill. She is a member of the student council and of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

Jacob Sloan, a fifth-grader at Willow Bend Elementary, is the son of Wesley and Melody Sloan. He is active in Boy Scouts and trains jiu-jitsu at the Pittmans’ Academy of Martial Arts.

Ansley Iversen, a seventh-grader at Frenship Middle School, is the daughter of Eric and Heidi Iversen. She is a member of the gold band, advanced tennis, student council and the Youth Orchestra of Lubbock. Ansley is a youth leader at her church.

Lawson Peel, a seventh-grader at Frenship Middle School, is the son of Keith and Lynne Peel. He plays baseball and hunts and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Andrea Laughlin, a sixth-grader at Heritage Middle School, is the daughter of Andy and Gina Laughlin. She is a member of the Heritage student council and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She attends the South Plains Church of Christ and enjoys playing the saxophone and sports.

Miles Buford, an eighth-grader at Heritage Middle School, is the son of Margaret and Stephen Sessums. He is a member of the tennis A team, advanced band and Ragamuffin Youth Ministry.

Karla Corrales, a seventh-grader at Terra Vista Middle School, is the daughter of Mary and David Corrales. She is in band, runs track and plays volleyball. Karla participates in Spanish spelling bee.

Gavin Phillips, a seventh-grader at Terra Vista Middle School, is the son of Ronald and Jamey Phillips. He was a member of student council and plays club soccer.

Sabra King, a senior at Reese Education Center, is the daughter of Michael and Landa King. She is a member of the choir at Faith Baptist Church.

Skyler Salazar, a freshman at Frenship High School, is the son of Sam and Jennifer Salazar. He is the treasurer for the Keep Teens Alive Anti-drug Youth Coalition and volunteers at St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen and Carpenters Kitchen. Skyler is a member of the Frenship Tiger football and track teams.

Mikael Garner is a junior at Frenship High School.

Elnora Awatt, a senior at Frenship High School, is the daughter of Margaret Awatt. She is a member of the National Honors Society, Skills USA and HOSA.


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