Thursday evening, May 19 the Burney Lions Club honored two students who were chosen as Burney Junior-Senior High School Students of the Month. Kyler Marks was named Senior Student of the Month and Paris Deaton Geisler was named 8th grade student of the month.
The program was chaired by Burney Lions Club President Rich Arendt. After a nice chicken dinner prepared by Lions Kurt Taylor, Mikey Barnes, and George Whitfield, President Arendt introduced Lion George Whitfield who oversees the Lions Student of the Month Program. George then introduced BHS High School Principal Ray Gurerrero who introduced the students.
Paris Deaton Geisler, the 8th Grade Student of the month, has a 4.0 GPA. In addition to her academics, she is good at sports. Paris plays AAU basketball and competes on the Burney-Intermountain Swim Team. She also likes reading, singing, music, and acting. This year she performed in Aladin.
Paris would like to attend UC Santa Barbara and become an orthodontist. One thing that she would like to do that she hasn’t done yet is visit Paris.
Lion George presented Paris with a $50 check from the Lions Club. Paris’s mother and father and younger sister came to watch Paris receive her award.
May’s Senior Student of the Month was Kyler Marks. Kyler has a 3.3 GPA. He plays football and baseball and is an ASB Spirit Commissioner. He is also active in the Leos and the Leadership Club. This year, Kyler starred as Aladin.
Kyler love fishing, going out on the lake, and spending time with his friends. He plans to work for Sierra Pacific and then become a corrections officer. In the future, he would like to experience skydiving. Kyler’s parents also came to the event. Lion George presented Kyler with a check for $100 from the Lions.
After the awards were given and family members were recognized, Paris’s dad Victor and Kyler’s dad Dan each said a few words.
The meal was served by four members of the Leo’s Club: Trenton Arendt, Megan Arsenau, Carissa Tereba, and Beverly Vaughn. All four of these students were also in the play Aladin.
Carissa was the winner of the local Lions Speech Contest and has now progressed into the District Four finals next month. The prize for the statewide contest will be a $10,000 scholarship.
It was a wonderful event. May God bless the fine youth of Burney.