Tessa Perkins and Sebastian Mitchell Penn were honored as Students of the Month at the Burney Lions Club on Thursday evening October 21. Ms. Perkins was named 8th grade student of the month for February, and Penn was named 8th grade student of the month for March.
The students were introduced by Burney High School Principal Ray Guerrero.
Perkins has a 4.0 grade point. She is active in volleyball and plays flute in the band. She also enjoys playing piano, drawing, and writing stories. She would like to train a dog or a cat. When asked how she would train a cat, she said, “Like a dog!” After finishing high school, she plans to attend college to get a four-year degree.
Tessa’s parents Annie and Herb Perkins and her grandmother Linda Bates attended the dinner to see their daughter honored. Her mother, who noted that Tessa has had two surgeries for cerebral palsy, said they are very proud of their daughter’s achievement in academics.
Eighth-grader Sebastian also has a 4.0 grade point average. He competes in track and enjoys mowing lawns. He is looking forward to playing football. He is also good at baseball and tennis. He likes to read. In the future he would like to be a cook in the Navy.
Sebastian’s parents Jennifer Mitchell and Ellis Penn also attended. Mr. Penn said that he is very proud of the person that his son is becoming.
Each student was presented by Lion George Whitfield with a check from the Burney Lions Club for $50.