MUSD Board Members (back row) stand with members of the Rotary (blue shirts, right) and the Rotary’s February Students of the Month (front row, left to right; Jose Miguel Jr., Indoneizhane Finley, and Dylan Hill. Photo by Mason Callejas

The Maricopa Rotary Club honored their February Students of the Month at the Governing Board meeting March 29.

Maricopa High School Senior and CAVIT student Indoneizhane Finley was recognized by staff and administration at both MHS and CAVIT where she has been “aggressively” participating in the Dental Program. She hopes to attend Arizona State University and obtain a degree in Dental Hygiene.

The Rotary reports Indoneizhane is involved in multiple activities including basketball, cheerleading, dance and technical theater and has volunteered at both F.O.R. Maricopa and Copper Sky Recreation Center.

Maricopa Wells Middle School Student Jose “Baby J” Miguel Jr. was also recognized for being an excellent student. Jose maintains a 3.4 GPA, is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and the Ak-Chin Youth Council.

He not only plays basketball at MWMS, but is also active in community service through the St. Francis of Assisi Mission in the Ak-Chin Indian Community. The Rotary reports “he is a great representative of his family, his community and MWMS.

Dylan Hill, a junior at MHS, is reported to have a 4.3 GPA, is enrolled in honors classes, and is an overall great citizen at MHS. She is involved with the Youth Council as the chairperson, AFJROTC, National Honor Society and she participates in track and field.

Alanna Miller, one of Dylan’s teachers, said Dylan is “always attentive and willing to assist her fellow classmates. She is always respectful and kind.” Dylan gives back to the community by not only tutoring her fellow students but by also volunteering at the food bank.

Also selected by the Rotary as a February Student of the Month was Julie Nguyen of Desert Winds Middles School, who was not present at the March 29 meeting.

It is reported that Julie, in eighth grade, is an honor student and is active in multiple clubs and programs including the Blended Learning program, Student Council, choir, volleyball and Kids Kiwanis.

Teacher Roger Wagner at DWMS wrote Julie is “a fantastic student and wonderful leader at Desert Winds.” Julie is said to have excellent communication skills and is often empathetic to other’s needs.

The Rotary Club expressed gratitude and appreciation for the families, friends, and community helping these students excel.


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