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Golden Mustang Award Update

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Back Row: At Capps bikes were awarded to Brycen Reidhead & Marina Nulick - Kindle Fire to Alex Lindsey & Morgan Reidhead – Victoria Wellington Samsung Galaxy Tab4 – Tabitha Beaufeaux iPod Touch – Paige Parry Canon Digital Camera Front Row: Big 5 Gift Cards to Adrian Suarez, Payton Reidhead & Blayk Kelton – Kaige Reidhead received a Kindle Fire. Teacher drawing for gift cards went to Sherida Crandell, Jill Maner and Marti Ballesteros.

The new school year is about to begin; new things to learn and friendships to renew after a few months of vacation. School isn’t just about what can be discovered in books or taught by your teachers; but the character that can be found in students who care and show kindness to others. Golden Mustang Award is an anti-bullying program but we concentrate more on what you ‘should do’ not behavior you ‘should avoid’. Just as Monty Williams said all those years ago as principal in our district; “BE KIND – BE KIND – BE KIND”.

This past school year many kids were acknowledged for doing just that and making a difference on their different campuses. Mt. Meadows through their new program, Bucket Fillers, had their first assembly to award prizes to a lucky few but every student went home with Bucket Filler dog-tags to remind them about showing kindness to others. Winners were delighted to take home bikes, kid’s Kindles and buckets filled with summer treats. Enjoy the pictures below.

web-photoAt Capps Middle School awards for ‘being part of the solution, not part of the problem’ were plentiful. 32 kids contributed 367 inspirational footprints that traveled the school hallways. As a thank you for their efforts each received a Mini-Blizzard from DQ. 5th grader Caitlyn Taylor turned in 139 inspirations and received a special footprint pillow. These students made a difference with numerous footprints also: Tylinn McLaws, Brianna Cano, Marina Nulick, Abbie Anderson, Lily Horn, Kaylee McLaws, Spenny Porter and Ivy Baugh.

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Mogollon Junior High Winners Back Row: Abby Steinhoff Canon Digital Camera – Big 5 Gift Cards went to Andalynn King, Lexus Fabok & Keera Reidhead – Charnelle Watchman Kindle Fire – Isabella Horn Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 – Reba Saunders $100 Walmart Gift Card. Front Row: Porter Martineau $100 Walmart Gift Card – Kindle Fire went to David Pollock & Tyler Coslop – Roman Miele received an iPod Touch. Science teacher, Ms. Crandell was the winner for the junior high kids and took home a $25 Amazon card.

Each teacher chose a special student who tried their best to live by the Golden Rule. Each was awarded an Entertainment Package with a DVD, soda and popcorn: Kayla Reidhead, Alexis Suarez, Sierra Batson, Trextan Reidhead, Paige Parry, Breea Crawford, Melissa Lewis and Emmalee Whipple.

Mogollon High School winners were: Makenzie Willis & Lauren Hancock who were awarded a $100 Amazon.com gift cards, Eva Martineau and & Boo Wallace received $50 Amazon.com gift cards. Sophomore, Erika White was acknowledged for writing recommendations all four marking periods and received a $25 Big 5 gift card to thank her for her efforts. Mrs. Curry, English teacher, was thanked for going out of her way for her students and received a $25 Amazon card. (Sorry no pictures available.)

Golden Mustang, with the willingness of students to make a positive change in their world, will continue at all four Heber-Overgaard schools in the coming year. This program owes its success to the generosity of local businesses, civic groups, churches and individuals. As the old saying goes; “It takes a village to raise a child”… THANK YOU to the following supporters:

  • Ace Hardware (Bryon Brown & Steve Haakenson)
  • American Legion Auxiliary
  • Anonymous
  • Dr. Fuller Bazer (College Station, Texas)
  • Barbara Birdsell
  • Cabin Fever (John and Pam Weigan)
  • Carissa’s Run
  • Dairy Queen (Matt Clayton)
  • Diane Collins
  • Diane Dodge
  • Encore Thrift Emporium
  • Faith Lutheran (Women’s Ministry)
  • Wendy Hall
  • Hancock-Leavitt Insurance (Hancock Family)
  • H~O Chamber of Commerce
  • Home Center (Porter Family)
  • H.O.S.T.; (Heber Overgaard Service Team)
  • Mogollon Family Dentistry (Anderson Family)
  • Pine Needlers Quilt Group
  • Ponderosa Lions
  • Premier Auto Body & Paint (The Scott McLaws Family)
  • Sue’s Pizza Time
  • Shepherd of the Pines Methodist Church (Women’s Circle)
  • Scott Vosburgh (Triad Dream Homes – Greensboro, NC)
  • Wal*Mart
  • Colleen Ward
  • William & Michael Whitlow