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Students of the Month

Student of the Month certificateEach month, Palms faculty and staff select a student from each grade who they feel excels in and out of the classroom, including for extracurricular activities.

Leadership students visit each winner's homeroom and award them a certificate, a backpack, a Palms bag, and a medal. We're very proud of our Students of the Month!

January 2023

6th Grade

Alessandro Greco

Alessandro Greco

Favorite Subject

History

Best Palms Memory

Campaigning for Henry Hefler for Sixth Grade Treasurer

Interests

Eating pasta and watching "America's Got Talent"

Heroes

My mom

7th Grade

Lukah Hakman

Lukah Hakman

Favorite Subject

History

Best Palms Memory

Eating lunch and playing music with my friends

Interests

Soccer and music

Heroes

Luka Modrić

8th Grade

Samia Kilpatrick

Samia Kilpatrick

Favorite Subject

English

Best Palms Memory

All the days spent with my friends

Interests

Art, baking, and gymnastics

Heroes

Frida Kahlo

November 2022

6th Grade

Milton Paugh

Milton Paugh

Favorite Subject

History and Music

Best Palms Memory

Starting a book club

Interests

Books and literature

Heroes

Mom and Dad

7th Grade

Sofia Malykont

Sofia Malykont

Favorite Subject

Speech

Best Palms Memory

My last day of 6th grade

Interests

Watching TV, drawing, and spending time with my friends

Heroes

All of my friends

8th Grade

Zara Syed

Zara Syed

Favorite Subject

Art

Best Palms Memory

I joined the Palms flag football team and we won the championship game.

Interests

Watching TV, reading, drawing, and going to the beach

Heroes

My dad

October 2022

6th Grade

Alyssa Nishio

Alyssa Nishio

Favorite Subject

Robotics and P.E.

Best Palms Memory

Field trip to Griffith Park

Interests

Writing quick writes, games, music, and drawing

Heroes

My mom and older sister

7th Grade

Andres Flores-Seo

Andres Flores-Seo

Favorite Subject

Math

Best Palms Memory

Playing 24 in Ms. Shimizu's class

Interests

Soccer

Hero

Lionel Messi

8th Grade

Sarah Khansefid

Sarah Khansefid

Favorite Subject

Science

Best Palms Memory

Getting first place in all of LAUSD for the FTC (First Tech Challenge) 2021-2022

Interests

3-D modeling, making blueprints, programming 

Heroes

My cousins

September 2022

6th Grade

Alyvia Anderson

Alyvia Anderson

See me in the Students of the Month video!

7th Grade

Victoria Gonzalez

Victoria Gonzalez

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8th Grade

Jeevana Doddi

Jeevana Doddi

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April 2022

6th Grade

Eliana Becerra

Eliana Becerra

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7th Grade

Uzoamaka Ezechukwu

Uzoamaka Ezechukwu

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8th Grade

Saniya Shaji

Saniya Shaji

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February 2022

6th Grade

Michael Sohn

Michael Sohn

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7th Grade

Emilee Morales

Emilee Morales

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8th Grade

Darnell Russell

Darnell Russell

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January 2022

6th Grade

C'Nya Campbell

C Nya Campbell

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7th Grade

Madelynn Vasquez

Madelynn Vasquez

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8th Grade

Ahmad Alrifai

Ahmad Alrifai

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October 2021

6th Grade

Lukah Hakman

Lukah Hakman

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7th Grade

Iliana Morales

Iliana Morales

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8th Grade

Kennedy Saunders

Kennedy Saunders

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September 2021

6th Grade

Ben Sun

Ben Sun

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7th Grade

Avitansh (Avi) Arora

Avitansh  Avi  Arora

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8th Grade

Aarna Kumar

Aarna Kumar

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April 2021

 

6th Grade

Alyssa Ferrufino

Alyssa Ferrufino

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7th Grade

Dylan Guerra

Dylan Guerra

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8th Grade

Karen Cruz-Hernandez

Karen Cruz-Hernandez

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March 2021

6th Grade

Briana B Morales Lopez

Briana B Morales Lopez

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7th Grade

Tyler Maurer

Tyler Maurer

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8th Grade

Ridhima Arora

Ridhima Arora

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 February 2021

6th Grade

Jayelle Walker

Jayelle Walker

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7th Grade

Lucie Demmer

Lucie Demmer

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8th Grade

Ana Carolina Rocha

Ana Carolina Rocha

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January 2021

6th Grade

Jeevana Doddi

Jeevana Doddi

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7th Grade

Ahmad Alrifai

Ahmad Alrifai

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8th Grade

Koshik Kumaravel

Koshik Kumaravel

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NOVEMBER 2020

6th Grade

Deborah Orogbemi

Deborah Orogbemi

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7th Grade

Logan Scott

Logan Scott

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8th Grade

Daniel Espana Pacheco

Daniel Espana Pacheco

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September 2020

6th Grade

Chloe Hovorka

Chlor Hovorka

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7th Grade

Dhakaili Hill

Dhakaili Hill

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8th Grade

Alondra Cadenas-Gutierrez

Alondra Cadenas-Gutierrez

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April 2020

6th Grade

Asma Shabeeb

Asma Shabeeb

Favorite subject: Math

Best Palms memory: Meeting my best friend

Interests: Swimming, reading books, talking to my friends

Hero: My mom

7th Grade

Leslie Juarez

Leslie Juarez

Favorite subject: Science/Health

Best Palms memory: Participating in Run4Fun

Interests: Drawing, soccer, swimming, baking

Hero: My teachers, for teaching me the skills I need to be successful

8th Grade

Daniel Lopez Bautista

Daniel Lopez Bautista

Favorite subject: History

Best Palms memory: 8th Grade field trip to Sony Studios in Culver City

Interests: Soccer, videogames

Hero: Lionel Messi and Thom Yorke

March 2020

6th Grade

Marshall Ginsberg

Marshall Ginsberg

Favorite subject: Math

Best Palms memory: First day

Interests: Reading

Hero: Bill Gates

7th Grade

Nasir Aliu

Nasir Aliu

Favorite subject: Math

Best Palms memory: Being welcomed into Junior Leadership

Interests: Messing with computers, Computer Science

Hero: Bill Gates

8th Grade

Danika Pienkos

Danika Pienkos

Favorite subject: History

Best Palms memory: Last day of seventh grade

Interests: Kickboxing, reading, hanging out with friends

Heroes: My friends

February 2020

6th Grade

Micaela Becerra

Micaela Becerra

Favorite subject: Math

Best Palms memory: Watching all of the Band and Choir performances

Interests: Pokemon, soccer

Hero: Mom

7th Grade

Mical Cohen

Mical Cohen

Favorite subject: All

Best Palms memory: Playing guitar in front of people for the first time with my choir

Interests: Music, volunteering

Hero: Rita Levi-Montalcini

8th Grade

Eric Sandoval

Eric Sandoval

Favorite subject: P.E., elective

Best Palms memory: Winning this award and joining Video Production

Interests: Soccer, video games

Hero: My mom