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Spotlight on Youth

Copper Creek teacher Ms. Royer and her students standing with Councilmember Mary Snider.

At its June 17, 2015 Spotlight on Youth, Oro Valley Town Council recognized students from Jennifer Royer’s class at Copper Creek Elementary School.

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Photo of student Andres Fernandez Pallares flanked by Mayor Hiremath and Councilmember Snider.

Andres Fernandez Pallares just graduated Canyon Del Oro High School as the class salutatorian.

In addition to academic excellence, Andres has a heart of service.

Andres assembled a group of students to help tutor the children of refugee families, working with these students every Wednesday throughout the school year.

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Photo of Jacob surrounded by family, the Mayor and Councilmember Snider

Third-grader at Copper Creek Elementary School

  • Jacob “Bubba” Mustain has been known as “Bubba” since he was an infant. Bubba is the name his middle brother called him, and it just stuck.
  • Bubba is in third grade at Copper Creek Elementary School, and he is an excellent student who works very hard to earn good grades.
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Photo of Desaray Horner with Vice Mayor Waters and Councilmember Snider

Desaray Horner is an eighth grade student at Coronado K-8 School and was nominated by her principal for this recognition because she is a terrific example for her peers and an inspiration to all.

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Group photo of SMART Team members with Mayor Hiremath and Councilmember Snider

Ironwood Ridge High School SMART Team members:
Tiffany Pham, Bennett Adamson, Bianca Reilly, Kiersten Patterson, Savanah Fraijo, Martin Inostroza, Jason Kronenfeld, Joe Montoya and Ryan Chavez

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Photo of Raymond Rash with Mayor Hiremath and his parents.

Raymond Rash, a senior at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, is an athlete with a heart for community service. As a member of the Pusch Ridge swim team, he recently organized a fundraising challenge to benefit St. Jude's Children’s Hospital.

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Photo of Sabrina Ellis with Mayor Hiremath and Councilmember Snider

Sabrina Ellis is a senior at Ironwood Ridge High School, and she has a heart for helping others. She volunteers at the Catalina Clothing Bank and teaches Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at her church. Her community service work goes way beyond her contributions through Key Club and National Honor Society at Ironwood Ridge.

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Photo of Hannah Ford with Mayor Hiremath and Councilmember Snider

Hannah Ford just completed sixth grade at Coronado K-8. She loves to read, is very good at math and maintains a 4.0 grade point average.

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Photo of Mayor Hiremath, Councilmember Snider and Kaity Southwick and Camden Soloway

Oro Valley Town Council Spotlight On Youth recognizes Copper Creek Elementary second-grade students Kaity Southwick and Camden Soloway for their leadership and citizen involvement.

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Photo of Naomi Kolodisner with Mayor Hiremath and Councilmember Snider

Naomi Kolodisner is a third grade student at Painted Sky Elementary School.  She recently won a First Place Grand Award for her project Trash Talk, at the Southern Arizona Science, Research, and Engineering Fair.

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Photo of Erin Ferber with Mayor Hiremath and Councilmember Snider

Erin Ferber is a senior at Canyon del Oro High School, where she is part of the International Baccalaureate Program - a challenging and rigorous curriculum requiring a high degree of commitment and perseverance.

She is vice president of the National Honor Society, a member of the school site council and a Girl Scout. Erin has been described as "community-minded" and a "friend to all."

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Photo of Alice Cordova and family with Mayor Hiremath and Councilmember Snider

Alicia Cordova is a fifth-grade student at Copper Creek Elementary School, where she is currently serving as Student Council President. In addition to playing volleyball, Alicia loves music - she sings, plays saxophone and is taking piano lessons. She recently had a lead role in a holiday performance at her family’s church. Alicia is also an outstanding student and role model for her peers. Her favorite subject is math, and she is an avid reader.

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