Tuesday, April 8, 2008

"Kid of the Week" Honored at Phoenix Zoo

One day a week Hunter Nash volunteers at the Wild at Heart Owl Rehabilitation Center. Hunter reads to the owls at the facility so they will get used to a human voice. Hearing a human voice on a regular basis helps them so they won’t be afraid and can be used for educational purposes.

Hunter also goes to the owl rehab center on days when he doesn’t have school to help his mom and the caretakers clean the cages. A student at Black Mountain Elementary School in the Cave Creek Unified School District, Hunter will be at the Phoenix Zoo next week, a winner of the Rio Salado College and Mix 96.9 FM “Kid of the Week” contest. The award is given to students who deserve special recognition for making a difference in their community.

Each week during the school year a student is selected as the “Kid of the Week”. At the end of the year these outstanding students are honored before friends and family at a banquet held at the Phoenix Zoo. This year, 28 students will be honored for their academic achievement, community participation and outstanding citizenship. Hosting the April 10th event will be Rio Salado College and Mix 96.9’s Chris Parker and Gina Taylor. The following is a list of winners:
March 31, 2008
Patricia Leon-Cleary
Kyrene Del Norte
March 24, 2008
Trisha Artman
Chaparral High School
March 17, 2008
Abby Moon
CASY Country Day School
March 10, 2008
Hunter Nash
Black Mountain Elementary
March 3, 2008
Sondell Cross
North Canyon High School
February 25, 2008
Ariana Griego
Mesa High School
February 18, 2008
Tanner Robarge
Oaktree Elementary
February 11, 2008
Ariel Contreras
Gilbert High School
February 4, 2008
Ryan Buckley
Mesquite High School
January 28, 2008
Chelsea Cannon
Verrado High School
January 21, 2008
Cody Seaver
Paradise Education Center
January 14, 2008
Morgan LaBarbera
Mountain Ridge H.S.
January 7, 2008
Heaven Gutierrez
Country Place Elementary
December 17, 2007
Brandon Hoogstra
Dobson Academy
December 10, 2007
Raja Mendez
Chaparral K-8
December 4, 2007
Anthony Baldwin
Hamilton High School
November 26, 2007
Kyle Johnson
Shea Middle
November 19, 2007
Sierra Niemeyer
Tonalea Elementary
November 12, 2007
Pueblo Elementary
November 5, 2007
Olivia Kusel
Kyrene Middle School
October 29, 2007
Tyler Clark
Cheyenne Elementary
October 22, 2007
Alek Williams
Desert Sky Middle School
October 15, 2007
Melissa McDonald
Barry Goldwater High School
October 8, 2007
Breonna Crosser
Catalina Ventura
October 1, 2007
Brandon Jonaitis II
Francis-Brandon Pickett Elemen
September 24, 2007
Sara Manganaro
Benjamin Franklin Charter
September 17, 2007
Dakoda Lee Heiser
Highland Jr. High
September 12, 2007
Ian Loggins
Cambridge Academy East