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Wake County to spotlight award-winning students

The Wake County school board will recognize 45 students as Spotlight on Student recipients on Tuesday as well as Panther Creek High School’s championship women’s tennis team.

By the end of the school year, one student at every Wake school will be recognized for his or her outstanding achievements and accomplishments. In recent years, the school board has held the Spotlight on Students ceremonies at special recognition meetings instead of at regular action meetings.

A group of 24 students will be honored at 5:30 p.m. in the school board meeting room at 5625 Dillard Drive in Cary. Those students are:

▪ J. Garrett Briglia, a fifth-grade student at Alston Ridge Elementary School in Cary;

▪ Kavin Ortiz-Morales, a fifth-grade student at Apex Elementary School;

▪ Josiah Dickerson, a fifth-grade student at Brentwood Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Emily Acosta, a fifth-grade student at Briarcliff Elementary School in Cary;

▪ Howard Pierce, a fourth-grade student at Brier Creek Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Malachi Clark, a fifth-grade student at Bugg Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Nicholas Labori, a fifth-grade student at Cedar Fork Elementary School in Morrisville:

▪ Isabella Everett, a fifth-grade student at Combs Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Kayla Best, a fifth-grade student at Conn Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Ashmeet Kaur Sarkaria, a fifth-grade student at Davis Drive Elementary School in Cary;

▪ Kevin Rojas Espinel, a third-grade student at Green Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Daniel Griffith, a fourth-grade student at Holly Grove Elementary School in Holly Springs;

▪ Heaven Turner, a fifth-grade student at Jeffreys Grove Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Nautika Holden, a fifth-grade student at Kingswood Elementary School in Cary;

▪ Gael Andrade-Serrano, a fifth-grade student at Lacy Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Grace Victoria Teborek, a fourth-grade student at Laurel Park Elementary School in Cary;

▪ Jonathan Rodriguez-Palacios, a fifth-grade student at Millbrook Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Andrew Justin Brower, a fifth-grade student at North Forest Pines Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Payton Young, a fifth-grade student at Rand Road Elementary School in Garner;

▪ Charlotte Jacobson, a fifth-grade student at Swift Creek Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Jonathan Remaley, a fifth-grade student at Timber Drive Elementary School in Garner;

▪ Chelsea Ballard, a fifth-grade student at Wakefield Elementary School in Raleigh;

▪ Austin Hales, a fifth-grade student at Wakelon Elementary School in Zebulon;

▪ Hawke Shoenfeld, a third-grade student at West Lake Elementary School in Apex.

A second ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. to honor 21 more students. Those students are:

▪ Teaghan McNeill, a fifth-grade student at Lockhart Elementary School in Knightdale;

▪ Megan Legarth, a sixth-grade student at Apex Middle School;

▪ Jean Paul Ngoie, an eighth-grade student at Carroll Middle School in Raleigh;

▪ Ulises Samuel Bolainez Angeles, a seventh-grade student at Centennial Campus Middle School in Raleigh;

▪ Paige Mitchell, a sixth-grade student at Heritage Middle School in Wake Forest;

▪ Kennedy Goodwin, an eighth-grade student at Leesville Road Middle School in Raleigh;

▪ Hannah Buttafuso, an eighth-grade student at Ligon Middle School in Raleigh;

▪ Elvin Morales Arreaga, an eighth-grade student at Reedy Creek Middle School in Cary;

▪ Matthew Horne, an eighth-grade student at Rolesville Middle School;

▪ Delayne Alvarado, an eighth-grade student at West Lake Middle School in Apex;

▪ Jordy Rodriguez, a senior at Cary High School;

▪ Jose Luis San Martin Ortiz, a senior at Fuquay-Varina High School;

▪ Jaylin M. Bond, a freshman at Knightdale High School;

▪ Daisy Olivares, a senior at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh;

▪ Tonia Pulley, a senior at Mary Phillips High School in Raleigh;

▪ Adrianna Starbird, a senior at Middle Creek High School in Apex;

▪ Bridgett Rogers, a senior at Millbrook High School in Raleigh;

▪ Connor Watt, a senior at Sanderson High School in Raleigh;

▪ Arabella Medina, a senior at Southeast Raleigh High School;

▪ Brittany Jones, a 13th-grader at the Wake Early College of Health and Sciences in Raleigh;

▪ Christopher Light, a senior at Wake Forest High School.

The meeting will end with recognition of Panther Creek High’s women’s tennis team for winning the NCHSAA State Championship.