February Viking Ship Winners!
9th - DENISE TUYISHIME
Denise encourages her classmates as they work toward solutions in Algebra Class. For example, one student took a risk on landing a plane using the correct slope, but her plane went to the right of the runway. There was silence. Denise spoke up and said “ You were very close. Try again.” The student tried again and was successful.
10th - SHUEYB OSMAN
Shueyb regularly plays an active role in boosting class morale by writing specific praise for his peers in the chat as we complete projects and group work. He encourages classmates when they make mistakes--he even celebrates his classmates when he loses in academic competitions, too. His humble, can- do attitude motivates everyone in class to make an effort, which is why I see him as a model citizen at Northland.
11th - ARPANA CHHETRI
We were talking about the ACT tests this week and Arpana asked if we could do a breakout room because her friend on the phone from another district was crying and worried about not getting a good score on the ACT and never going to college. Arpana put her friend on speaker phone and we were able to talk. The reassurance she was able to offer her will be so meaningful while she is taking the test!
12th - ISATU SESAY
Isatu Sesay genuinely cares! She is the first person to message and ask how I am or about my family. When I was in Texas recently, she sent me a message after hearing a news story and asked if I was ok because she was worried. She does the same for her friends and family. Relationships are important to Isatu and she does a great job building those relationships.
9th - BRYAN RUSSELL
I nominate Bryan Russell for Scholarship because he has REALLY stepped it up this semester. Last semester he struggled with attendance, which impacted his grades. Now, he is attending regularly, contributing to class discussions, and completing all of his work.
10th - LISTOWELL BOAKYE
Listowell attends every class. He turns his assignments in on time and he asks questions when he is unsure about something. He has shown a determination to scholarship.
11th - JACOB JONES
Jacob has persevered in his Credit Advancement Algebra 2 class. He worked independently on challenging content, reaching out when he had questions or needed support. After finishing semester 1 of the course successfully, he worked almost non-stop over a week and a half to complete the semester 2 portion of the class, which was required for him to graduate. I am very impressed with his focus and dedication to his achievement in this class.
12th - FREDA ACQUAH
I would like to nominate Freda because she exceeds expectations of the classroom. Her assignments are turned in on time and go over and beyond what I am asking. She is helpful to her other classmates and doesn't mind sharing her screen to show how she may have figured out something. She is a stellar student and I am happy to have her in my class.
9th - GUILLERMO “JUNIOR” HERNANDEZ
Junior is responsible and attends scheduled Zoom sessions everyday. He participates regularly, and his respectful attitude adds value to the class, both academically and social-emotionally. He works collaboratively with others and never gives up, even when struggling with a tough topic. Junior exemplifies the attributes of a great Viking citizen.
10th - FARTUN MOHAMED
Fartun is not only an active academic participant in class, but she also checks in with her classmates to make sure they are engaged outside of the classroom. On more than one occasion, she has asked to make an announcement about an extracurricular opportunity, which helps her classmates become more involved in the Northland community. What a model citizen!
11th - MIKALE MILNER
Mikale is a beam of light during all the junior meetings. She offers to turn on her camera just to connect with other juniors and make the meetings more fun. She always asks good questions that others are too scared to ask. Mikale makes counseling a lot of fun and I just appreciate all the humor and intelligence she brings to our school. It's kids like Mikale that make me want to work harder at my job so I can serve her and her education.
12th - MANDIONE NGAYA
During the winter break, Mandy took the initiative to engage in a service project, collecting donations of shoes, coats and food for unhoused and in crisis individuals. He engaged members of the community, and sought help from friends to meet this civic minded goal, and work towards earning a credential in Student Leadership Excellence. Mandy is currently on track to be the first Viking Senior to achieve this distinguished credential!
9th - D’MARI SPIKES
D'Mari came back from being out of state almost all Q2 and missing all of his work to being the first done on recent assignments. Not only has he boosted his grade from approaching standards to an A between Q2 and Q3, but he is also willing to guide and share his learning with those who are behind, demonstrating model leadership!
10th - RAJANI KAMI
Rajani demonstrates leadership in each class with her willingness to participate. On more than one occasion she has offered a response or question that helped drive the class forward when her peers were either stuck or hesitant to respond. Her curiosity encourages her classmates to feel comfortable asking questions, too!
11th - AMISHA SANYASI
Amisha leads by example in her attendance, attitude and academics. She is one of the first to zoom into class and one of the last to leave, always with a hello to myself and the instructional assistant. She also attends the career center to become a nurse, which is reflective of her compassionate heart. Amisha is a student that motivates me to become a better teacher; indeed, a leader and example for all!
12th - DEEPESH GIRI
Deepesh is among the most dependable of our Vikings, taking advantage of opportunity and demonstrating leadership and courtesy by example. I know if I need a student to help out with a project, I can always ask Deepesh. He's taken ownership of his education through a robust CCP curriculum and is READY for college!