Johnathan Garcia of Chase Middle School in Spokane, Wash., was named the boys’ Middle Level Star Student of the Month for April. Garcia, an eighth grader, competes in flag football, wrestling, basketball, and track and field.
While Garcia has competed in Flag Football, Wrestling, Basketball, and Track he also has been an accomplished member of the Designed Instruction (DI) Program academically. Being a special needs student, Johnathan continually showed the courage to take risks athletically and socially by being so involved in his school that many students are afraid to take.
It has been Garcia’s commitment that has endeared him to his teammates and coaches. He has never missed a practice and has put forth maximum effort n matter the task at hand.
“Jonathan has not only had a positive impact on Chase’s athletic community but the whole league,” said Fitness and Health Teacher Lorri Slauson. “Jonathan has helped to teach us all Sportsmanship and compassion.”
Nicole Starr of Northwood Middle School in Spokane, Wash., was named the girls’ Middle Level Star Student of the Month for April. Starr participates in both cross country and basketball for her school while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.
Starr has proven herself as a great teammate, always making other member feel welcomed and respected. While being a hardworking and gritty player on the basketball floor, she has also been an example of good sportsmanship by showing respect to her opponents and officials.
In school, Starr is a member of ASB and is involved in many volunteer activities. A natural leader, she is a friend to many and a welcomed presence around the halls of Northwood MS.
“Nicole is a driving force on our basketball team and in the classroom,” said Northwood Athletic Director Patrick Round. “Nicole is a positive leader and an example of an outstanding student, while participating in athletics both in and out of school.”