NEWBURGH – Twenty-one students from Orange County have been named to the second-quarter Honor Roll at Newburgh Preparatory Charter High School, Executive Director Tom Fitzgerald announced.
Students with averages of 80 and above in their courses of study were named to the list. Jovon Burks, with an average of 97.64, was the school’s top scholar. Burks was one of 10 students named to the High Honor Roll for earning averages of 90 or above
Many of those named to the Honor Roll said they had never achieved the distinction before.
"It’s my first time ever, and I’m pretty proud," said student body president Kayla Tillman, who plans to enlist in the U.S. Air Force after she graduates.
Skeyllin Polanco, who left Newburgh Free Academy during her sophomore year last March before enrolling at Newburgh Prep in September, said she owed her success to her new school’s teachers and staff. "You get a lot of one-on-one time with your teachers here," Polanco said. "It’s an awesome place to learn." She was one of the 10 students named to the High Honor Roll
Others who earned a place on the High Honor Roll, in addition to Burks and Polanco, were: Li Jiaxin, Ashley Reilly-Nardo, Kimmisa Smith, Carolina Sotomayor, Jasmine Tlatelpa, Tyler Williams, Erica Stillman and Mercedes Zapata.
Those named to the Honor Roll, in addition to Tillman, were: Sytoris Anderson, Andre Boone, Alec Bridge, Jared Dasher, Kevin Ellis, Ramon Gonzalez, Michelle Mason, Julio Ramos and Ryan Reilly-Nardo.