Outstanding students receive awards from mayor, council
In December, Cathay Poulsen and Juan Patino, both students at Springville Junior High School, were awarded the Mayor’s Community Youth Recognition Award at a meeting of the Springville City Council. They were being recognized and honored for their positive contribution to the community and their school.
Cathay is a seventh-grader and her teacher, Tara Pina, comments that “Cathay sincerely cares about her education as well as others’. She also is an ally to those in need by going out of her way to include and involve everyone.” Pina describes Cathay as a hard worker and an example to other students when they see her passion and excitement for education.
Juan Patino is a ninth-grader and currently serves on the Springville Junior High Student Council. Juan was nominated for this award by his teacher Lori Caras. She commends Juan for serving others and working hard. She sees him being a friend to everyone he comes in contact with. He is always smiling and is always very polite and respectful. He is very conscientious in his work.
Cathay is the daughter of Emmy and Richard Poulsen. Juan is the son of Angelica and Juan Patino. The mayor, city council, SJHS and the community of Springville congratulate these students.
Mayor Wilford Clyde and the Springville City Council would like to encourage all citizens to look out for students who are positively contributing or are overcoming obstacles to succeed. Nominate a student online at www. springville.org/mayor-recognition-award/ or call 801-491-7823.