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Woodburn Kiwanis Club honors students at North Marion Middle School for the month of January

COURTESY PHOTO - Hannah Jones

Hannah Jones

Hannah Jones is the sixth-grade daughter of Chelsea and Jay Jones, and is sibling to Colby, Brant and Kate.

Hannah loves playing basketball. She is currently playing for North Marion Youth and is looking forward to representing the middle school next year. She really has enjoyed middle school as well due to the variety of classes offered. In fact, one of her favorite activities is her humanities class, because she is an avid reader. Math is also a fun subject.

Hannah is going to attend BYU Idaho because of cousins who have been there before her and she thinks that college sounds fun. She also wants to be a teacher. She sees herself returning to this community to teach.

Her teachers say, "Hannah is one of the most driven individuals that I have in class. She views all of her projects and classwork as an extension of herself and has great pride in everything that she does.

"There are certain students who make our jobs not only worthwhile, but also drive us to be the best teachers that we can. She is one of those students. Hannah honestly pushes me to love my job more and more every day, and I am very thankful for her!"

COURTESY PHOTO - Myiah Colby

Myiah Colby

Myiah Colby is the seventh-grade daughter of Nicki and Matt Colby and sibling to Marissa.

Her favorite class is humanities, because she loves learning about history. Choir is also a favorite, because of how much she enjoys music.

An avid equestrian rider, Myiah trains weekly and one day hopes to be able to go over a jump while on horseback. She also has aspirations to learn how to snowboard.

While she wants to pursue a college career, Myiah has yet to decide where she would like to go. But her love of writing may provide direction. She also wants to travel to China.

Her teachers say, "Myiah always come to class with a positive attitude and is motivated to learn. She is kind to her classmates and goes out of her way to make everyone feel included and welcome.

"One of the most commendable things about Myiah is that when she puts her mind to something, she gives it her all — even when projects or assignments become challenging. Myiah is a role model in and out of the classroom for her peers!"

COURTESY PHOTO - Aaron Rodriguez

Aaron Rodriguez

Aaron Rodriguez is the eighth-grade son of Rafael and Lupe, and older brother to Emily.

Aaron's favorite class in school is math and intro to agriculture. He thinks math is fun to learn, and he loves animals and plants so the ag class is special to him. He is also very athletic and so enjoys P.E.

When he gets to high school, he wants to play for the North Marion varsity boys soccer team and win a state title for the Huskies.

In the future, Aaron wants to have a good job, good salary, and have a family. He wants to possibly study medicine to become a doctor. He really wants to explore various parts of the United States by RV.

His teachers say, "Aaron is an incredibly patient, respectful student who always does what is right no matter what the students around him are doing. He works hard and always strives to do the best in every assignment, no matter how big or small.

"If he gets a lower grade in something, he strives to do it again and do it better and learn from his mistakes. He is exemplary as a student, and as a mom of an 18-month old son, I would be proud if my son was as respectful, kind, hard working, and responsible as Aaron."


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