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Jacob Barker – Ben Lomond High School - Student of the Month
Skyler Pyle

Jacob is a wonderful student with a strong work ethic and positive attitude and has been on the honor roll and received a Presidential Award in junior high. Even though Jacob has a learning disability, he works hard to overcome the challenge and has stayed on track year after year. Jacob’s good-natured attitude and willingness to work hard are contagious!

Here are some things his teachers have said about him:
“Jacob is a very dedicated student. He rarely let’s others distract him and he’s always pushing himself to be better. He went from singing non-audition choir, to the advanced Chamber choir because of his perseverance and
dedication. Jacob is awesome!”

“Jacob is very intelligent and has a great work ethic to go along with his active mind. I very much appreciate his efforts in class and his willingness to share his ideas through participation and comments on what we are studying. I
enthusiastically endorse his nomination as student of the month!”

Jacob is also attending the Ogden Weber Technical College, where he is working towards his Electrician Certificate.

Jennifer Morales has been selected as a 2018 Northern Utah Affiliated Winner of the NCWIT Award for Aspiring in Computing.
Skyler Pyle

Congratulations to Jennifer Morales, Ben Lomond High School student, has been selected as a 2018 Northern Utah Affiliated Winner of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspiring in Computing.

Morales is planning on majoring in Computer Science at Weber State University and is currently a finalist to be an Ambassador for the Computer Science Department. She is currently taking all three of Ben Lomond's concurrent enrollment courses: Game Development Fundamentals, Computer Science Principles and Computer Programming 1.

"She is excelling in every course and exudes excitement as she learns new concepts," Denise Beecroft, Ben Lomond Computer Science instructor, said. "We need more girls like Jennifer to complete the IT pathway and enter the field of Computer Science."

Morales joins almost 2,500 other young women from all over the United States, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Guam honored at the regional Affiliate level. Being a member comes with a variety of benefits including exclusive access to internship and career opportunities, networking and professional meetups, social media groups and countless other special activities only available to our community.

Hector Sanchez - January District Student of the Month
Skyler Pyle

Although he was selected as the January 2018 Student of the Month for Ben Lomond, Hector was recognized in February because he was competing for the Scots' wrestling team during the January recognitions. Along with wrestling, Hector is a Pipe Major for the Ben Lomond Bagpipe Corps. He is also a member of the ROTC.

After graduation, Hector plans to join the national guard prior to enrolling at Weber State University where he intends to study computer science.

Hector Sanchez - Ben Lomond, January District Student of the Month

Zaina Jade Mirza - February District Student of the Month
Skyler Pyle

Zaina is a remarkable individual. She is committed to supporting and advocating for our students with special needs. Zaina is compassionate, understanding and filled with affection for these wonderful students. Zaina has taken classes as a peer tutor every year since 10th grade, allowing her to spend more and more time supporting and developing relationships with those students she calls friends. Zaina’s selfless service is an example to other students, and reflects the values, and actions we strive for as a school and community.

In addition to her time spent serving others, Zaina has focused intently on her studies. She has been an honors student since her first quarter of 9th grade, and continues to challenge herself, taking a more rigorous course of study every year. Her commitment to her studies led Zaina to becoming the sterling scholar in speech.

Zaina has started her own club at Ben Lomond called “Normalize the Difference”. This club targets our special needs students, and works to increase their involvement in the school and community. She is a member of the Clan Chiefs. This clan develops leadership skills and does several service projects throughout the year.


Zaina Jade Mirza - Ben Lomond Student and family

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