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Umatilla High School Students of the Quarter Article



UHS Students Rise to the Extra Degree Challenge


Eight students who exemplify the Umatilla High School theme for the 21-22 school year, 212 Extra Degree of Effort, were recently recognized as Students of the Quarter. The students were honored at the school assembly on December 13th. There was a female and male student from each class – freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.


The students recognized are:

9th grade - Alyssa Bow and Vicente Campos

10th Grade - Pedro Morfin-Larios and Maddisyn Rico

11th Grade - Beatrice Monreal and Nestor Ochoa

12th Grade - Emilia Rivera and Franco Sanchez-Marin


April Dirksen, Vice Principal at UHS, said students are nominated by their teachers, and the students with the most nominations are awarded. Students can show their extra effort in the classroom, in after-school activities or in the Umatilla community. “We are looking for students who are always doing more for UHS,” Dirksen said.


Senior Franco Sanchez-Marin said he was surprised to be honored, but he believes the extra effort means “being honorable, helping out a lot and making strangers into friends.”


The awarded students received hoodies with a new theme logo that says “Conquer More” designed and printed by Viking Productions. Beatrice Monreal, a Junior, said she thinks getting the award means just doing your best and helping others out if you can. Monreal was happy to receive the hoodie, “since I thought I was just getting candy!”