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NVUSD Students Honored for Academic Excellence and Perseverance
Posted 6/9/22

Recently, 36 NVUSD students were honored along with other Napa County students for outstanding academic achievements while overcoming personal challenges. The Every Student Succeeding program is a statewide awards program sponsored by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA.)  The regional event, sponsored by the Napa County Office of Education (NCOE) and the Association of Napa County School Administrators (ANCSA), took place on May 31 and was attended by families, principals, and local dignitaries.


NVUSD students were nominated by their principal or school counselor and at the event received certificates and were featured in a slideshow presentation. Troy Knox, principal of McPherson Elementary has been involved in ANCSA and believes in the importance of “recognizing these students who have persevered and demonstrated success in school despite having to overcome personal challenges.” 


Here is what a few of our administrators said about their school’s student award winners:


Evelyn Guia Flores

Napa High

“​​Evelyn Guia Flores is a current senior at Napa High. She has persevered given an extraordinary amount of challenges. During 9th grade, Evelyn’s mother passed away. Since then, she and her family have experienced different setbacks. Nonetheless, Evelyn has continued to serve as a role model to her two younger siblings. She has pushed herself academically, taken college classes, participated in AVID and athletics, while still serving at our site as a tutor, and active club member and officer of a few groups. She was accepted to various universities and will be a first-gen student at Cal in August.”


Javier Soto

American Canyon Middle School 

"Javier has a strength of character that is unwavering.  He has pushed and worked to gain academic skills that were at times far out of his reach.  He never backs away from a challenge and at the same time worries and cares for everyone around him. Javier has surpassed expectations set for him and accomplished so much in middle school." 


Jesus Guzman Rendon

Bel Air Elementary

“Jesus has grown tremendously this year despite the challenges of coming back to school after a pandemic. He has made the decision to change past habits to become an active inquirer and thinker. He collaborates with his peers and adds to the classroom conversation about significant concepts that affect our world. He enjoys sharing his thinking in new ways through the arts and writing. All of us at Bel Aire are proud of his progress and his commitment to becoming a principled and caring member of our community.” 


To see a list of all the Every Student Succeeding award winners please click here.