Lobo Gold students could be considered the best of the best at Sierra High.
On Friday, 110 were recognized during the annual fall rally for their academic achievement – 4.0 grade point average or better – coupled with positive behavior, involvement outside the classroom and attendance.
That was the elite group – each received engraved medals distributed by district Superintendent Clark Burke, Director of Secondary Education Clara Schmiedt, board Clerk Evelyn Moore, and newly-elected Trustee Marie Freitas.
Moore will soon retire after 24 years of service on the school board.
“We will honor her at our spring rally,” Principal Steve Clark said, pointing out that Moore has been also been a long-time supporter of the Lobo Gold Rally since its inception.
“In 1997, she donated calculators to our math class,” he added.
Sierra also honored over 50 percent of the student body, Clark said, with 761 invited to the Fall Lobo Gold Rally held in the large gym otherwise known as the “Home of the Timberwolves.”
Of that, 129 were recognized for earning Lobo Silver – 3.25 GPA and better or perfect attendance – while 322 made Lobo Blue with 2.25 GPA or better.
In addition, students were to have no F’s or unsatisfactory marks in citizenships at this special event.
The Lobo Gold Rally was filled with plenty of entertainment provided by both students and teachers.
Even Vice Principal Anne Marie Shaw and teachers Erin Bowers (Business), Rachelle Fast (Life Skills) and Sara Russell (Math) got into the act, performing their song and dance routine.