Yaya's had a great year! Her award ceremony was held after her finals ended on Friday and she received awards for all A Honor Roll, one of the "Best of the Best" students in 6th grade for character and academics, and also got the Highest Science GPA in Science award. She and her 2 best friends also received special recognition for creating and implementing a mentoring program for the y0ungest kids on their campus (2nd graders) with amazing support from her mentor who used to be her PE Coach from 1st-3rd grade but is now a school administrator. The kids came up with the idea, made a plan for how it would work and what the criteria for the younger kids to participate, recruited junior high students to be mentors, and basically organized the program, then Coach helped them coordinate with the school staff and sat with them while they met with the younger students and helped them plan weekly activities. We could not be any prouder of Yaya and her friends. They are lovely, gentle people who genuinely care for and support others and while working hard in school. We're very grateful to all the amazing teachers and mentors and friends who have helped them become who they are. Great job, Ya!