White Mtn. Middle School outstanding students

Ruben Salazar, Kristen Spielbusch and Dolores Zavala, WMMS students,with D9 Board and Ginny Walker, WMMS principal.
Ruben Salazar, Kristen Spielbusch and Dolores Zavala, WMMS students,with D9 Board and Ginny Walker, WMMS principal.

Ruben Salazar- 6th Grade
Ruben was chosen by the faculty at WMMS for his positive, warm and friendly personality as well as his ability to help others. He has academic strengths in math and asks great questions in class that not only help clarify math concepts for himself, but also for his classmates.

 

He has a good sense of humor and can laugh at himself. Ruben has been
known to go out of his way to ask adults how they are doing when he
sees them in the halls. He does chores around the house and helps his
mother and family by being dependable and responsible.  Ruben has been
involved with B-1 Leadership with Will Young on Saturdays and will be
involved in Community Service this year.
   
When asked what he
would do with a million dollars, Ruben says "I would give one quarter
to my family, one quarter to charity and keep one half for myself.  I
would buy a house and a decent used car for myself.  I would spend the
rest on taxes and bills, but I would not spend all of it at once."

Kristen Spielbusch – 7th Grade
Kristen
was chosen by the faculty at WMMS for her academic work ethic, her
involvement in sports and activities, and her kindness to others.
Kristen is thoughtful, always positive and participates in class. 
   
The
summer before 6th grade, she was accepted into the SOU college campus
academy for young adults. This is quite an honor.  Kristen has learned
a lot from her mom about being responsible.  She enjoys photography,
poetry and shopping.  She loves her brother and sister and takes care
of her sister whenever dad needs to rest. She has a strength in the
language arts area and is interested in writing.  Kristen has been
involved in B-1, softball, volleyball, basketball and speech.
   
When
asked what she would do with a million dollars, Kristen says "I would
buy my dad a house.  I would buy my grandparents a house and put money
away for my own house later. I would donate money to cancer research. 
I would save some money for college because I would like to be an
oncology nurse."

Dolores Zavala – 8th Grade
Dolores was
chosen by the faculty at WMMS for her charming attitude and her
relentlessness in getting things accomplished. Dolores attended the Be
One for Kids summer program at WMMS last summer. 
   
She
served community service with Mrs. VanSickle many times delivering
Meals on Wheels to the elderly and homebound on Tuesday mornings.
Dolores asked each Tuesday if she could help (she didn’t need to be
asked) because she likes to help others in her community.  Dolores
watches her baby sister for mom whenever she is needed.  She makes
homework a priority and then helps with household chores.  Dolores
likes to read and do research on the internet. 
She is interested
in participating in an exchange student program some day and she has
her sights set on becoming an eye surgeon or a family practitioner with
the help of university scholarships.
   
When asked what she
would do with a million dollars, Dolores says "I would pay any bills we
owe first and then give some money to charity.  I would save up for
college so I can study to be a surgeon".

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