Tristan Nance and Ryan Pruitt were honored as March Students of the Month at the Burney Lions Club on Thursday evening March 17. Tristan Nance was named 8th grade student of the month and Ryan Pruitt was named 12th grade student of the month.
The students were introduced by Burney High School Principal Ray Guerrero. Lion President Matt Quinlan presented each of the students with a check. Tristan Nance was awarded $50, and Ryan Pruitt received $100.
Tristan Nance has a grade point average of 4.0. He attends the teen center and likes gym, football, gaming and spending time with his friends. Something he has not done yet but would like to do is go to a water park. After high school, he would like to graduate from college and then become a game programmer. Tristan’s family and cousins came to watch him receive his award. His stepfather said he was “very proud” of him for doing so well.
Senior Ryan Pruitt also has a 4.0 grade point average. Ryan is a member of Interact, Leos, the Dark Side Raiders, and Boy Scouts. He is a long distance runner who prides himself on his endurance. Ryan is an excellent public speaker and this year has won the club and district level Lions Student Speaker Contest. Later this month he will be competing at the regional level.
Ryan enjoys reading and writing. He has a great sense of humor and likes funny movies. He is also good at “practical jokes.” He would like try skydiving. After graduating he plans to go to college and then get a job. Ryan’s mother, Stephanie Pruitt, attended to see Ryan honored and gave a few words of praise after the presentations.