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Purple Student/Athlete of the Week THS

Breanna Beer

Breanna goes out of her way to serve others and is a great example to her peers. She works hard to do her best in all of her endeavors. As well as she is a fierce athlete putting in fantastic effort all the while maintaining great sportsmanship. We think she is awesome!

Cooper James
Cooper is currently sitting 4th in the state in the Utah High School Rodeo Association bull riding standings and 6th in the Saddle Bronc riding. Recently he was one of 5 High school students invited to the Stetson Wright Invitational bull riding in Milford Utah were he placed 2nd overall beating out over 30 professional rodeo cowboys. He is a top student as well with a current GPA of 3.9.
Bailey Cruz

She is always in class and working hard. She has been a leader in class getting kids to participate and interact with each other.

Zachary Mangum

Zachary is so polite and kind to those around him. He shows respect to all and is a genuine person. Even though he is new to our school for his senior year he has joined activities, made friends and connections. He is also working so hard and is so close to having a "perfect" year with his grades.

Abbeigh Hermel came to me one day and asked how many students I have because she wanted to bring an Easter treat for my class. A few days later she comes in with her mom and has little Easter gift bags for all of my students. It was so neat for my students and made their day.
Coby, a Junior, began playing tennis this year. He played golf last year for Stansbury. He looked like he could add to our team at the beginning of the season, and he moved up the ladder quickly. He ended up being our number one player and placed 4th in the region in that position. He is a great guy, respectful, and very quiet. He has fun with the rest of the guys. I am glad he decided to come play on our team.
Lilly Yeaman is always a go-getter and a hard worker in my class. She always asks great questions, works with her peers well, and is a great problem solver. She is a great example for others of kindness and hard work. Lilly also runs track and is able to balance school and her extra-curriculars. I am so proud of all her hard work this year. She can do anything she sets her mind to, and I am so glad we have her here at THS!.”

Mattison McCoy is the athlete every coach is excited to have on their team.  You know she will always be to practice and to the golf matches.  She encourages, compliments, works hard to improve, and always shows concern for her teammates.  Her leadership and enthusiastic example has had a very positive influence in our teams progress this season.

Casen Walker is our bonus Purple Athlete of the Week.  He was nominated by a Hillcrest parent.  She wanted us to know how impressed she was with Casen's positive energy in building up his teammates during their soccer game against Hillcrest.  She was also impressed with his ability to help diffuse a tense situation during the varsity match.  After the game, Casen approached her son, gave him a hug, and told him he had a great game.  She was surprised to find out that her son and Casen had never met before.  For his great sportsmanship on the field, Casen is our bonus Purple Athlete of the Week. 
“DJ is not in my class, but I am consistently impressed at how respectful and helpful he is with all teachers and students, especially in the IA building.”
“DJ has been a prime example of a great student, and has been of great assistance to other students in classes, and extra circulars by being such a model young man. He continues to help others and be a positive influence on many students around him.”
“DJ works hard at everything he is involved in. From leading the FFA organization at THS to sports, he puts his hole hart into the job. He is kind, respectful, and dependable.”
Mauriell is a very bright student who is always willing to help others. She has helped several students in my Woods 1 class get caught up when they have fallen behind, and is driven to learn more about woodworking. She is cheerful and happy to get to work!

It is with great pleasure that I nominate Christina Proebstel for the THS Student of the Week. Since the beginning of the school year Christina has demonstrated an incredible dedication to mathematics. Time and time again Christina has shown that she is very dedicated to her studies. She shows this by coming prepared to class, completing her assignments early, and going above and beyond what is expected of her. Christina always wants to keep moving forward in her learning. She has an extreme thirst for knowledge, and her curiosity for learning will drive her success in the future. Christina is always on time to class, and always participates. She has also taken great leadership in class and helps others to participate and succeed in class as well. On top of demonstrating excellent performance in my class, Christina also has excellent grades in her other classes as well.
In her free time Christina enjoys reading and studying while drinking milk shakes.”

During the first week of the regular season, Jozef scored six goals in three games; these included a hat-trick against Bear River, a penalty against Cedar Valley, and a double against Uintah which proved to be the winning goals. Jozef has proven to be a constant goal threat against anyone he plays this season.
“Logan is an extremely hard worker. He has steadily improved his grades each term and got a 4.0 for Term 3. He is conscientious and hard working. He asks great follow up questions when he doesn't understand and is always willing to raise his hand and give an answer in class. His work is thorough and always high quality”.
“Logan is such a stellar example of hard work and dedication. He consistently works hard to complete every assignment! I love to watch him help others in class. He asks fantastic questions and then follows up by using the information that he has learned. Logan is constantly helping anyone that needs help in class with math. It is the day to day- class to class consistency that makes Logan an absolute delight to teach.”
Garret Pearson

Garret is always here and gets his work done every day. He has a wry sense of humor and keeps the class entertained. He balances swimming and water polo and school and always has a good attitude.

Caitlyn Marshall

Caitlyn showed a lot of leadership with her bat this past weekend in St. George.  She hit a grand slam against Desert Hills to get the Buffs a big win.

Justin is an exceptional student, and a great asset to our classroom community. His writing is analytical and creative, carefully worded in a way that shows his depth of thinking, and he regularly shares his perspectives on the texts and ideas we're working through in discussion. He's an excellent student, not only receptive to new ideas but capable of taking these ideas and transforming them as they interact with his unique worldview. More importantly, Justin is a person of true integrity and character. He's capable and willing to push himself academically, but he does so without forgetting that the classroom is, first and foremost, a social place. He’s a model of both scholarship and conduct to his peers, and other students in the room look up to Justin; it's a testament to his character that he always wields this influence in such a positive way. Tooele High is fortunate to have students of Justin’s caliber in its midst, and I’m proud to nominate him for “Student of the Week”--it’s a recognition he certainly deserves.
All year Savannah has shown great leadership skills and they were on full display at the Rumble (which she took 3rd place).  She stepped up big time for the biggest tournament of the season.  
Ismael has worked so hard this year on academics, sports and extracurricular activities. He worked hard to excel on the wrestling team, practices regularly with the debate team, and finds time for academics. Ismael asks great questions in class, works well with his peers, and is passionate about the things he spends his time on. I am admire his dedication, great job Ismael!
Emma Squire

“Emma comes to class prepared, ready to learn and is a positive influence on her peers. She iw willing to do what she can to help others, even without being asked.

Sage Wimmer

"Sage Wimmer is a hard-working athlete on and off the dance floor. She gives her team her best and is always up for a challenge. At the State Quarterfinals last weekend, she performed phenomenally! Being a freshman, we are excited to see what Sage's drill career holds! She is AMAZING!"

Nathan Flake

“Nathan is a joy to teach. He loves to learn enough about a subject to then create jokes. Recently his project from engineering class was selected by NASA to go to space. He is friendly and always excited to learn.”



Cadence Christensen


Cadence always goes above and beyond at drill practice and in the classroom. As a second year member of the team, she is always the first one out on the floor, never complains, and gives 110%. She is also kind to everyone! Cadence is a great person!”

"Tony is a great young man, student, and athlete. Tony is a peer tutor in the Life Skills class where he shows genuine care and friendship for the students he works with. Tony has incredible work ethic and a positive attitude that is infectious to those around him."

“Kayli is a ray of sunshine radiating positivity. She strives for excellence in her classes and utilizes her resources. She has big dreams for which she is preparing.”

Liberty is a great student athlete!  She succeeds in the classroom and in her sport.  She is dependable and a hard worker!  She is the first one to show up to do the work, and the last one to leave.  She is also awesome at encouraging everyone to do their best.  She is a wonderful asset to the cheer team.
Breanna is the kind of player all coaches and teachers like to have; she is a team leader, always has a positive attitude, leads by example, gives of her time and always goes above and beyond when asked to do something.
Lexi Thomas (Picture Not Available)

Lexi is great and has a can do attitude! She gives her best in everything I have seen her do. She is prepared for class and very responsible. She is welcoming and helpful to her peers in class.”




"There is not a better athlete and leader than Julian!  He works harder than anyone every single day.  Shows up early and stays late to all workouts.  He is a great example ofhard work and dedication to the team and program.  He lifts all his teammates up and everyone wants to be better and work harder when Julian is around.  I wish every coach could have an amazing young athlete like Julian in their program every year!"

I would like to nominate Cecilia Davis as student of the week. She is in my Honors English class and always comes prepared to class. She works hard and produces excellent work. She takes Honors Math 2/3, Honors Chemistry, and Honors ASL and has A's in all of her classes. She is always attentive in class and never a behavior problem. Cecilia is an example of scholarship, behavior and work ethic for all students.”

Kate Walker is the Purple Athlete of the Week.  Kate is a team captain and is an amazing leader in the pool and out of the pool. She is a hard worker and always has a positive attitude.
“Joscelyn always has a great attitude and a smile for everyone around her. She is willing to help other students and does a great job explaining. She can be counted on to do her best and to do it with a smile on her face. She notices other students and tries to be helpful and kind to everyone.” 
Ryan Beard is this week’s Purple Athlete of the Week.  His swim coach, Holly Tate, says Ryan has been really working hard and is a great leader in and out of the pool.
Congratulations, Ryan!

Tyler is everything wonderful in a peer, and a fantastic student. The other day he came to class and I saw him take a second and personally welcome everyone to class as they came in the door. The smile on a few of the faces was such a treat for me. It was unprompted and sincere and he made every single student feel good!

I love the consistency of Tyler. He works hard to understand difficult material, and then he immediately helps others who are struggling. He comes to math prepared to learn, and he is a positive influence on the class. There are days when I find him giving up his own time to work on assignments to help classmates who did not understand the math as quickly. He is an A+ student.”

Preston has consistently worked hard to complete his work and participate in class.  His work is always completed to the best of his abilities.  His penmanship is beautiful and a welcome relief for a high school teacher.  He asks great questions when he doesn't understand and participates in discussions.  He is never content to "just get by or get it done." He always wants to do his best work.  He is a great example to other students.
Samantha is a born leader! She has organized fun activities for team members to do both on and off the field. She encourages her team members to do their best. She makes each team member feel welcome.  She follows the rules of the game and loves playing soccer!


Jake makes playing soccer fun for all involved! He is a friend to everyone. He keeps calm, cool and collected even when the game may get tough. He is focused during games and practices. He is a great part of our team! He is a great example of what is expected of a Tooele High School student athlete on and off the field. 

“I love how Griffen comes to class prepared to learn and help. He is constantly helping others. I have found there are times when he gives up his own time to work on math to help a struggling student. He raises his hand and is willing to take chances during math - EVERY SINGLE day. He brings up the entire class.” 
“Lindsey works so hard to maintain her grade point average and has set a goal to have a 4.0 throughout high school. In class she befriends and helps everyone, helping create a safe space for all of her peers. She is busy with cross country and placed really well this week at region.”
"Whitney is extremely self-driven and motivated. She adjusts to whatever the team needs from her each game. She lifts everyone on the team up with her energy and competitiveness."
“Kelsey is one of the hardest working kids I've met. She works so hard at everything she does whether its school, FFA, sports, or her livestock projects. She always gives 110%. Kelsey has become a great leader in our FFA chapter and other kids look to her for guidance. She's definitely going to accomplish some big things!” 

Cooper goes above and beyond in all aspects of life. He has a really good work ethic, and he applies himself in school as well as sports. He is involved in High School Rodeo and is out of class a lot, but his grades haven’t ever slipped”


Mapa has change our program at Tooele High. He has been trying to reach out to students in class to feel more welcome here at Tooele. Mapa has helped out students in needs when they don’t have a lab partner or sitting at lunch with students. On the field Mapa has played about every position to help our football team have success. He has always told me as “whatever position you need me to play this week I will do it for our team”.  I’m proud to spotlight Mapa and we love him and us coaches our very excited for his future. 



Congratulations to Kaytlynn Montoya! She is our Purple Student of the week!


Kaytlynn has continually put forth a lot of effort in class since the beginning of the school year. She is proactive with her engagement in class and bravely shares her opinion and thoughts on what we're doing. I've been very impressed with her desire to learn and contribute to the learning of others.”
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Salix Shirley is an attendance aide in my office. She is dependable, pleasant and professional. She is always on time, willing to help and handles the stress in here very well. She takes her education seriously and maintains a 3.9 + while still playing volleyball and being very involved in school activities.”


Phillip comes to class smiling every day. During our jeopardy game he was AMAZING! He is very gifted at math and when he noticed others struggling he was quick to aid them. He didn't give any answers instead he helped the students learn. I think he made up in 20 minutes what I had spent two weeks trying to teach. He is a joy to be around for all the students.


Nathan is a senior captain who welcomes everyone and tries to include everyone in all team activities. 


Liberty has grown before my eyes over the past four years to become both an amazing athlete and young lady. Her enthusiasm for soccer and all her teammates is second to none. In the past week she has had three outstanding performances, scoring a goal and creating multiple chances for her teammates. Her spirit, geniality, kindness and radiance are infectious, she truly does make a difference to everyone around her. 


“Liberty is hard working and always up for a challenge. She juggles multiple extra-curricular activities with a happy, helping attitude. She offered to work on extra chalk murals to help us finish up in style.”

Christina takes dedication and commitment to a new level.  Christina works extra hard at practice, has a positive attitude,  and will do and try whatever is asked of her without complaint.  She gives 110% until the end of her events, and is the first to see a need and fill it without being asked.  She started long jumping this year and was only jumping 10 feet, the other day she posted a 13 foot jump!  And the best part, she always has a smile on her face!

Nominated by Kassidie Russell & Ty Bevan:

 “Jayse goes above and beyond all the time to include everyone. He picks up new kids and takes them to lunch with him and he just tries to be a friend to everyone.”

 “Jayse works harder than most students.” “Despite his difficulties he never lets it hold him back from accomplishing his goals.”


AJ Griffith is this week’s Tooele Hiigh School’s Purple Athlete of the Week.  According to his golf coach, Tom Ware, AJ showed the most improvement and had his best round of the year this past week.  He was happy and interacted well with the group he played in.  AJ offered several times to help clean the school vans and encouraged his teammates that were feeling down.

Anthony "Tony" has shown an amazing dedication to his school work in these first 2 weeks of school. He goes above and beyond to help his peers in my class. He communicates very well with me about his learning and needs. Tony shines bright above the rest of his class and deserves some recognition.


Madeline Shepard is one of my captains and one that focuses on the team. She has played well and won a lot this year, but the important thing is she is a gamer. She battles all points, even if she is down big in the match. She attacks every point. She is on a team where coaches of opposite teams always say how nice our girls are and how friendly they are. She is easy to coach. She is asked to do something and she truly tries to change her game and has changed her game. She is 7-2 in her matches thus far this season.