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Celebrating the Demon Way

Emily Murillo Ramirez was nominated by her teacher Mrs. Tiles Fitzpatrick for Emily’s care and support. Said Mrs. Tiles Fitzpatrick “ Emily is an excellent math student but more importantly she is a caring and supportive friend. I have frequently seen Emily support a friend in class who is upset with some issues outside of class.”
Ananda Chacon was nominated by Mr. Garland, for her honesty. Said Mr. Garland “After speaking in a less than positive manner toward a staff member, Ananda was honest and apologized for the way she spoke.”
Ben Belt was nominated by his teacher, Mr. Wilson, for Ben’s caring actions. Said Mr. Wilson “after a cold commute to school on my bike, Ben quickly came to my aid he offered to carry my bike up the stairs and open my classroom door.
Abby Scott was nominated by her teacher Mrs. Brull for Abby’s’s care. Said Mrs. Brull “I witnessed Abby inviting a student to her home for dinner after Abby found out this student didn’t get to experience family meals. Abby wanted to make sure this student felt at home in our school and community.”
Sarah Vierling was nominated by her teacher Mrs. Gozigian for Sarah’s care and support. Said Mrs. Gozigian “I had the opportunity to quietly observe Sarah working with another student outside my class during a tutoring session. Sarah is a NHS tutor. I was impressed by how supportive, patient, and encouraging she was with her tutee as they worked through the math problems.
Bailey Lynch was nominated by her teacher, Mr. Smith who caught Bailey demonstrating an exemplary amount of care when one of her fellow students became upset and Bailey immediately went to her to console her.
Lila Truno was nominated by her teacher, Mr. Lowe who caught Lila being the author of encouraging and supportive notes for those around her. Says Mr. Lowe “Such a high degree of empathy is a rare thing and Lila has certainly given us an excellent example in what we want from our Demons.”
Seth Creegen Yochum was nominated by his teacher Mrs. Anderson for his extra special care in working with students at Needham Elementary as an activity leader.
Jake Genauldi was nominated by his teacher, Ms. Hayden, for being such a positive contributions in class and his willingness to help others around him with things they don’t understand. Says Ms. Hayden “I have never seen him speak down to someone not understanding the material. He helps with a smile on his face and a ton of patience”
Nick Dudley was nominated by his teacher, Mr. Clark for being such a positive role model and going above and beyond working with students in Mr. Clark’s class.
Ford Pitts was nominated by his teacher Mrs. McClung. Mrs. McClung said, "Ford is not only kind, but caring and respectful. I’ve seen him demonstrate nothing but sincere love for his school, his peers".
Channing Syme was nominated by her teacher Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson said, "Channing recently noticed a classmate without a partner for some group work. She lived the Demon way by offering herself as a partner to be supportive of her classmate".
Aiden Nicccum was nominated by his teacher Mrs. Gozigian. Mrs. Gozigian said, "regardless of who I pair or group him with, Aiden is unfailingly warm, funny, inclusive , welcoming o/of ALL his peers".
Eliza Anderson was nominated by her teacher Mrs. Karpel. Mrs. Karpel said, "Eliza has continuously supported her classmates in Fashion Design throughout this semester. She willingly shares her time and knowledge to help students who are struggling".
Dee Trujillo was nominated by his teacher Mr. Lowe. Mr. Lowe said, "Dee has consistently demonstrated the strength of his character when it comes to reaching out to kids in class who may be feeling down, are new to school or may be having problems".