Thirty students were recognized by the Board of Education during the 99% Awards ceremony on February 24, 2020. The 99% Awards recognize middle school and high school students who are making contributions to their school and serve as a role model to their peers, but who may not be getting the recognition they deserve for doing the right thing. They represent the more than 99% of the students in the Wichita Public Schools. Click here to see photos of each recipient.
“These students are making contributions to their school and making an impact in the classroom, but they don’t always draw attention to themselves, and we want to make sure they are put in the spotlight,” said Assistant Superintendent Gil Alvarez.
Front row left: Durrell Jefferson, Stucky; Berenice Macias, Coleman; Alex Backus, Southeast; Linda Nguyen, Christa McAuliffe Academy; Xander Cooley, Wichita Virtual Middle; Gracie Shelton, East; Lily’ana Lara, Curtis.
Second row left: Julian Bailon, Jardine; Drew Garner, Northeast; Duy Tran, Brooks; Angela Gatschet, West; Jaydenn Eckels, Northwest; Isaiah Young, Gordon Parks Academy; Alexandra Escalante, Wilbur; Ethan Wells, Pleasant Valley.
Third row left: John Bazzelle, North; Lucy Meadows, Wichita Alternative; Noah Grey, Dunlap Transition Campus at Chisholm; Cristofer Correa-Sandoval, Allison; Ignacio Enriquez, Mayberry; Juan Ibarra-Maldonado, Hadley; Shabrell Gulley, Mead; Melanie Martinez, Wichita Virtual High; Mike Torres Rueda, Truesdell.