Glendale High School Recognizes Achievement Above All Recipients

Special Ceremony Recognizes GHS Teacher, Student, Support Staff Member, Student Group and Volunteer
November 2012- The GUHSD Governing Board and Glendale High School Principal, Kevin Cashatt, recently recognized Glendale's Achievement Above All recipients. Each school's event highlights the accomplishments and commitments of a teacher, a student, a support staff members, student group and a volunteer.

Michelle Scott was recognized as Glendale's Achievement Above All teacher recipient. Scott is a product herself of GUHSD, graduating from Apollo High School. Scott has been teaching in the Glendale Union district for 16 years. Currently, she teaches College Algebra and Honors Pre-calculus. She is also Glendale's Title I coordinator. Scott has been instrumental in the development of Glendale's after-school intervention program, "Operation Graduation". She has also been involved in numerous extra-curricular programs and currently serves as the Interact Club sponsor. "Glendale and the students of Glendale are lucky to have a teacher like Michelle," says Principal Kevin Cashatt of Scott.
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William Rodriguez was recognized as Glendale's Achievement Above All student recipient. Rodriguez is ranked number one in his class and has taken numerous AP/Honors classes during his time at Glendale. Rodriguez has also been a Link Crew leader for the past two years. His role in the club is to help freshmen set goals, motivate them and provide study tips. He also volunteers daily, before school and after school, helping his fellow students with their writing skills. Rodriguez plans to attend college and major in Engineering. "He is the ideal student who is willing to help everyone succeed. He is an excellent role model for Glendale students. Lastly, he always reaches the expectations and often surpasses them," says Principal Kevin Cashatt of Rodriguez.
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Joanna Gonzales was recognized as Glendale's Achievement Above All support staff recipient. Gonzales is also a product of GUHSD, graduating from Apollo High School. She has worked for the district for seven years. She started as an instructional aide and has since moved to her current position as the front office receptionist. Gonzales has six children and one day hopes to go back to school to become a teacher. "I don't think she ever has a bad day, she is always willing to help you with a smile. When people walk through the door, she is prompt to acknowledge them and is very helpful in helping them find what they need. My personal favorite, is that she is cool as a cucumber when it comes to working under pressure," says Principal Kevin Cashatt of Gonzales.  
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The Cardinal Choirs were recognized as Glendale's Achievement Above All student group. The club is sponsored by Amanda Estes and more than 90 students are a part of the program. The goal of the group is to support members of each choir class on campus, build relationships with fellow clubs and promote collaboration of the school and community through music. So far, the club has performed the National Anthem at various professional sporting events, received Excellent Ratings at different festivals and performed at the Glendale Glitters. "As a student group, their future goals are to partner more with the community and build stronger relationships with the neighboring elementary schools to develop those schools' choir programs," says Principal Kevin Cashatt.
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Henry Laborin was recognized as Glendale's Achievement Above All volunteer recipient. Laborin has three children, two have attended Glendale and one will attend in the near future. Laborin is responsible for helping shape Glendale High School's Booster Club. He attends nearly every football game and works in the concession stands to raise money for Glendale's sports programs. Laborin also coaches different youth sports in the community and volunteers as a Youth Ministry Aid. "Mr. Laborin believes that volunteering is important, due to the fact that it can help shape the lives of others. He is always willing to help our staff when needed," says Principal Kevin Cashatt of Laborin.  
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