Meet the Best of the Best!

Updated: May 12, 2019

Minarets students, teachers, parents, and community members came together in the Minarets Gym for the fourth annual Best of the Best Ceremony on May 9, 2019! It is one of the largest events at Minarets and recognizes students from all sections of the school.

The evening was hosted by Mandi Villanueva and Emma Lynch. Sound and lighting for the event was set up my Brock Flynn and Josiah Freeland. The night was full of anticipation and joy as these students were recognized for their hard work throughout the year. The Best of the Best awards went to:

Mustang Creativity Award-

Josiah Freeland

Best Underclass Language Arts-

Johanna Ziegler

Best Upperclass Language Arts Student-

Joseph Langley

Collaborator of the Year-

Crystal Hernandez

Emerging Scientist-

Daphne Christensen

Seasoned Scientist-

Mackenzie Camacho

The Rising Star Award-

Zane Pearce

The Broadway Bound Award-

Mason Hough

Dancing Dreamer-

Lindsay Martin

The Remi Lee Award for Community-

Madelaine Rocha

The Denominator(Best Underclass Math Student-

Jessica McGrail

The Numerator(Best Upperclass Math Student)-

Joseph Langley

John Green Award(Underclass Historian)-

Cameron Johnston

Jane Addams Award-

Greta Ziegler

Male Athlete of the Year-

Zach Redman

Female Athlete of the Year-

Claire Corippo

IT INNOVATOR of the Year-

Christian Stover

Apprentice of the Year in Ag Mechanics-

Elliot Mercer

Journeyman of the Year in Ag Mechanics-

Isaiah Gibson

Best Vocalist-

Madeline Vellandi

New Musician of the Year-

Peter Emerson

Musician of the Year-

Jayci Coon

Upton Sinclair Award-

Autumn Pecarovich & Joseph Langley

Mike Niehoff Award-

Aaron Hall & Dilan Basila

Jon Corippo Award-

Johanna Ziegler

Best New Media Student-

Ryan Abner

Best Intermediate Filmmaker-

Johanna Ziegler

Crossley Award-

Josiah Freeland

Nuevo, Pero Bien Bueno -

Francine Soliz

El Mero Mero -

Sarai Hill

Líder del Año Spanish-

Carolina Munce

The Kandinsky-

Isabella Zarate

Emerging Artist of the Year-

Paige Aston

Leonardo Da Vinci Award-

Kelsey Frampton

Underclass FFA Exemplar of the Year-

Lane Sheehan

Upperclass FFA Exemplar of the Year-

Natalie Anselmo

Male PE Student of the Year-

Conner Henard

Female PE Student of the Year-

Claire Corippo

Project of the Year-

Josiah Freeland & Vanessa Nelson

Freshman of the Year-

Jadyn Stafford

Sophomore of the Year-

Johanna Ziegler

Junior of the Year-

Kate Hough

Senior of the Year-

Katie Linderholm

Mustang Pride Award-

Emma Lynch & Madeline Wristen

It is important to remember that Minarets provides an environment where students can create work that is professional quality enables students to be the "best". These awards recognize a certain group of exemplary students within an already exemplary student body.

#bestofthebest #BOB #BOBworthy

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