Woodburn Kiwanis Club honors North Marion Middle School students this month

Calvin Parmenter

CalvinCalvin Parmenter, 12, son of Sara and Mike and brother of Natalie, is in the sixth grade.

Calvin's favorite class is 21st Century math because he likes to build and design stuff.

Calvin wants to be an engineer designing automotive parts. He doesn't know where he wants to go to college, but he wants to learn engineering and welding. Fabrication is fascinating to him. He sees himself staying local because he loves small towns.

His teacher wrote, "Calvin is one of those kids who comes around and you say, 'Wow, look at this kid. He works hard, is polite, helpful, kind to others, and will be someone you can always count on.' I have really enjoyed having Calvin in class this first trimester and I am excited to see what the future holds for this young man."

Irvin Ibanez

IrvinIrvin Ibanez, 12, son of Lorena and Vicente Ibanez and brother of Aislinn and Dylan, is in the seventh grade.

His favorite classes are math and P.E. He loves seeing his friends and really enjoys all of his classes, math being his favorite.

His future goals are to be successful in a career that involves design, specifically housing and building. He also wants to have a family. He wants to attend college and learn how to become an architect. He sees himself doing this in a large city like New York. He's open to suggestions on universities to attend. Then, he sees himself moving back to Oregon to live in Bend so that he can enjoy the outdoors.

Irvin's teacher wrote, "Irvin has been doing an amazing job in his classes. His behavior and work ethic have been remarkable. His ability to stay focused on the task at hand and avoid distractions has been beneficial to his success. He is a great leader of his peers as well."

Yadira Romero-Navarro

YadiraYadira Romero-Navarro, 14, daughter of Ermila Navarro and Fabian Navarro and sister of Yasmine and Gustavo, is in the eighth grade.

Her favorite school activities are playing soccer and interacting with her teachers. She loves building relationships with the teachers. Her favorite classes are math and humanities.

Her future goal is to go to college at University of Oregon. She wants to study education and return to North Marion to be a teacher. She sees herself traveling a lot after high school. She wants to explore Mexico, Thailand and Hawaii (those are at the top of her list).

Yadira's teacher wrote, "Yadira is an extremely hard worker who pays close attention to detail, always participates in class and will help others without being asked. She strives for excellence in everything she does, and it shows in her work ethic and behavior. Yadira is a wonderful student who I can always rely on to be respectful, responsible and kind, no matter what is going on. She is actively involved in sports at NMMS and does her best at whatever it is she is wanting to do."

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