By Miranda Buttram and Mallorie Leal Posted June 02, 2010
On May 19, Albert Lowry High School held its third annual Academic Assembly. The theme this year was “I Rock Academically”. With the money donated from different people and foundations including the Mining Foundation, the school was able to supply shirts to all students receiving awards and USB drives for those with a 3.0 G.P.A and up, in addition to the bonds given out. This year there were four separate acts along with 866 awards that were given out.
Anthem, a band comprised of Alex Schumacher on drums, Trevor Belanger playing the guitar, and JD Christiansen playing bass and singing, began the assembly by playing the national anthem, they then played My Hero by the Foo Fighters. They ended their performance with the school song. The other two acts included the Basque Dancers and leadership’s own rendition of the dance to Beyonce’s song Single Ladies.
96 bonds amounting approximately to $21,800 were given to Lowry students in the Academic Assembly. $1,000 cashier’s checks were given to the top two seniors, they were awarded to Giovan Cholico and Courtney Hammond. When asked what he was going to do with the money, Giovan said, “I’m going to Disneyland.”
Thirteen medallions were given out, one for each of the departments.
Cintia Aguilar, Amy Balagna, David Eastman, Jacob Gibson, Mary Granath, Courtney Hammond who received two, Eric Orlando, Chelsea Robinson, Bernice Sanchez, William Thacker, Lance Thompson, and Andrea Vaca all received medallions in their respective department. Jacob Gibson said, “Receiving this medallion has brought an abundance of jubilation into my life. I was ecstatic to be the recipient of such a gnarly award.”
Other awards included awards for perfect and exemplary attendance. Lowry High School had thirteen perfect attendances and ten exemplary attendance awards. Included in those awards were Whitney Hatfield and Bernice Sanchez, both juniors, who both have had perfect attendance for all three years of their high school career.
In addition, $200 bonds were given to the top ten Senior and Junior students. Including Shane Bell, Dillon Bryan, Miranda Buttram, Giovan Cholico, Tyler Cooper, Tyler Cox, Amaya Drake, Jacob Gibson, Mary Granath, Luis Gutierrez, Courtney Hammond, Emelia Legarza, Rebecca Monroe, Trenton Montero, Anders Pace, Timothy Palmer, Brad Pearce, Alex Schumacher, Rachael Yates, and Pat York. Freshmen and Sophomores were also awarded a $100 bond for being the top ten students in their grades.
Lowry High school award 41 students for having a 4.0 G.PA., seven of which were seniors.