2021-22 Academic Achievement Awards

2021-22 Eighth Grade Student Academic Achievement Awards
Posted on 05/18/2022

The Board of Education, together with City of Santee Mayor John Minto, the Santee Chamber of Commerce and the Santee School District Foundation, honored students at the May 17, 2022, Board Meeting, who were selected to compete in the Academic Achievement Award competition for the 2021-22 school year. Two eighth grade students from each school were selected to participate in this competition by their teachers in collaboration with the school administration. This year the Academic Achievement Award Competition integrated the areas of writing, speech and mathematics. Students completed an authentic math task with real world data and problems. The students used their mathematical solutions, combined with several informational articles to draft an informative essay, and finally, crafted a persuasive speech with visuals to inform an audience about their topic.

Competitors included:

  • Cajon Park: Brooklynn Draheim and Sarah Mousa
  • Carlton Hills: Janelly Gutierrez and Thomas Twining
  • Carlton Oaks: Romi Herrada and Declan Mulrooney
  • Chet F. Harritt: Thomas Koerner and Sophie Kwo
  • Hill Creek: Andrew Kizer and Ciri Moody
  • Pepper Drive: Khoa Nguyen and Julianna Abrajan
  • PRIDE Academy: Bella King and Taylor Veltre
  • Rio Seco: Wyatt Permetti and Jacob Permetti

Congratulations to the winners in each category:

  • Speech: Sophie Kwo, Chet F. Harritt
  • Writing: Romi Herrada, Carlton Oaks
  • Mathematics: Julianna Abrajan, Pepper Drive
  • Overall: Sarah Mousa, Cajon Park