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The winners of Student of the Week (Week 1, April) are:
Pedro Gonzalez Reyes – Teacher: Harback
Nancy Ramirez – Teacher: Chambliss
Carlos Rodriguez – Teacher: Hammid
James Black – Teacher: DeAvila
Victoria Ayala – Teacher: Wolfe
Please have the winners go to the Highlands Spirit Store during lunch next Wednesday to select their prize.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Thank you Team Highlands for everything you do to recognize our students' success!
STUDENT OF THE MONTH AND MOST IMPROVED FOR APRIL
Spot light on Students!
Spotlight on James Black – Motocross Competitor
James is a dedicated motocross competitor in the Sacramento area. He has been riding dirt bikes since his father gave him a Pee Wee 50 cc bike for his third birthday. You could say that at that point James joined his family’s motocross tradition.
James has ridden for both the Kawasaki team and, currently, for the Yamaha team. His switch to Yamaha came as his contract with Kawasaki was about to expire and he had a desire to try something new. Yamaha approached him with a contract to ride for them that he accepted.
James is but one of the many outstanding students at Highlands High School with interesting outside hobbies and goals. To keep his school-life and sports-life in balance, James says that he always gets his school work done as soon as possible so that he can use his evenings and weekends to practice motocross. Per his Dad and sponsor’s requirements, he must maintain his grades to keep riding.
James’ advice to young riders interested in motocross is to commit yourself 100% and always push to do your best or don’t start. He said that “you don’t jump into motocross, you are born into it.”