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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