Chief Azul Scholar Award, Sariah Lewis
Paseo Pointe 5th grader Sariah Lewis is a recipient of the Gila River Indian Community’s Chief Azul Scholar Award. The Chief Azul Scholar Award is given to students who personify Chief Azul’s leadership and educational ability. Chief Azul was known for leading the tribe during a turbulent time, through Mexican jurisdiction, the Gadsden Purchase, and keeping the Gila River Indian Community from being relocated to Oklahoma. Sariah, a member of the Akimel O’odham (Pima) tribe, was honored at a recent banquet held at the Vee Quiva Hotel and Casino’s Event Center. Read the article from the Gila River Indian News.
Suntec Teacher Appreciation Award, Anik Cole
Paseo Pointe teacher Anik Cole received a big surprise from Suntec Concrete. Ms. Cole was nominated by the Pascual family for the company’s Teacher Appreciation Award. Representatives from Suntec came by to present her with science tables, learning center headphones, games, and playground equipment.
Justin J. Watt Foundation Grant
Paseo Pointe School is the recipient of an almost $6,000 grant from the Justin J. Watt Foundation for athletic equipment. Paseo was awarded the grant to provide activities that give children the opportunity to learn the basic character traits of accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic, and perseverance.