Southdown's June Star Student Award recipients are an exceptional group of boys and girls.

Southdown Closes Year by Honoring its Stars

Southdown's June Star Student Award recipients are an exceptional group of boys and girls.

June 30, 2021

As the school year drew to a close, Southdown Primary School faculty and staff members wanted to present a final round of Star Student Awards before everyone headed for the exits and summer vacation.

The last Southdown Splash Assembly, which once again was held in a virtual format, recognized some really outstanding youngsters. Principal Scott Oshrin was excited to announce the names of the award recipients. A short assembly video was piped into classrooms and available to those who were participating in a distance learning program.

The honorees include:

Universal Pre-Kindergarten: Autumn Stancil-Moore, Brianna Uzho; Kindergarten: Tayla Quin, Anthius Vanbrakle, Ashley Hernandez Velasquez, Alexander Zavala Nunez, Jake Bradshaw, Angel Rodriguez Rodriguez, Bella Coppinger, Jay Fuentez; First Grade: Justin Banegas Galdamez, Kaileen Silva, Jadyn Adam, Harrison Weston, Addison King, Nancy Yanes Ulloa, Valerie Morales Campos, Ashley Flores Canales, Katherine Sorto Lopez, Genesis Velasquez Aguilar; Second Grade: Kimberly Gonzalez, Michael “Mikey” Spagnoletti, Amora Ingram, Andy Velasquez Arevalo, Mileidy DePaz Cruz, Eddyll Jaco Oliva, Theodore Fischer, Evangeline Pearce; Third Grade: Ashley Avalos Cedillos, Stephen Pagan, William Duenas, Luis Ponce Reyes, Hazzell Perez Argueta, Jeremy Godoy Calderon

Two Southdown students were selected from every class in the building for formal recognition at the “splash” assembly. The school considers these youngsters to be its stars of the month. Teacher Theresa Duffy was June’s faculty award recipient in recognition of everything she does around the building.

Mr. Oshrin announced the names of each award winner. The virtual assembly was held during the regular school day so that students in school and at home could view the proceedings simultaneously. Click on this link to view the short film:

Every Splash Assembly has a special focus that highlights an important educational component. During last week’s program teacher Pamela Schwarting discussed being safe and having fun this summer. Everything from wearing sun block to reading good books was covered during the short session.

The phrase Splash Assembly is a takeoff on the school’s mascot, which is a dolphin, an aquatic mammal that’s known for flipping around in the water and splashing anyone nearby. Think 1960’s television show Flipper.