Greenway High School Honors Achievement Above All Winners

Greenway High School's Achievement Above All Recipients Recognized
This is the image for the news article titled Greenway High School's Achievement Above All Recipients Recognized September 2013- The GUHSD Governing Board and Greenway High School Principal, Ed Barnes, recently recognized Greenway High School's Achievement Above All recipients. Each school's event highlights the accomplishments and commitments of one teacher, student, support staff member, student group, and volunteer.

Lisa Wakefield was recognized for being Greenway's Achievement Above All teacher recipient. Wakefield is a product of Greenway High School, graduating from the school in 1981. She has a passion for teaching ELL students and currently heads up Greenway's ELL program and the Ed Professionals program. Throughout her years teaching, Wakefield has earned many accolades. In 2005, Wakefield was named ELL Teacher of the Year. "In the short time I've had the pleasure of working with Lisa, I can honestly say she is one of the most dedicated educators I have ever been around," said Principal Ed Barnes. 
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Alexander Heyer was chosen as Greenway's Achievement Above All student recipient. Currently, Heyer is ranked among the top 2% in his class and carries a 4.67 weighted GPA. In addition to his academic excellence, Heyer is president of the Key Club, National Honor Society and mock trial. He is also involved in Unitown, LINK program and also finds time to run cross country and track. Heyer plans to earn a degree in biology or biomedical engineering and go on to medical school. "Alex is deserving of this award because he is an intelligent and driven young man, who is well rounded and sets very high goals for himself that are reached with a quiet confidence," said Heyer's teacher, Amy Braun. 
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April Johnson was recognized as Greenway's Achievement Above All support staff recipient. Johnson is also a product of Greenway High School, as are several members of her family, including all of her children. Johnson's husband is also a faculty member at Greenway High School. Johnson has worked for the district for the past 14 years in various positions. Currently, she serves as the administrative assistant to Greenway's principal, Ed Barnes. Johnson enjoys spending time with her family, as well as baseball and softball. "I'm sure you can ask any principal what three things make good principals great and they'll tell you, a great administrative assistant, a great administrative assistant, and a great administrative assistant. Fortunately at Greenway, that's what we've got," said Principal Ed Barnes.
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The Demon Drama club was recognized as Greenway's Achievement Above All student group recipient. The group is sponsored by Cory Losenski and boasts more than 70 members. The group has performed several community service projects and run several theater productions for neighboring schools. The group hopes in the future to increase advocacy of the performing arts. "The students and Mr. Losenski have taken an already established program to new heights in regards to use of technology, student involvement on stage and making a positive impact on the entire Greenway community," said Andy Vogt, the Performing Arts Department Chair.
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Curt and Dorina Zwar were recognized as Greenway's Achievement Above All volunteer recipients. The two were unable to attend the recognition ceremony but are both integral parts of Greenway High School's softball team. The Zwar's help keep score, announce and maintain fields for the team. "We are so thankful for parents who provide assistance on our campus but when you have two parents such as these, you can't say thank you enough," said Principal Ed Barnes.