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HAPS year-end honors announced

By Ken McLemore/Hope Public Schools, 06/24/21 6:38 AM

HOPE – Academic and grade-level honors for the end of the 2020-2021 school year at the Hope Academy of Public Service were announced recently in a special assembly at Hempstead Hall on the University of Arkansas-Hope campus.

Presented by HAPS Principal Dr. Carol Ann Duke, the awards culminated with the naming of the “Fiftieth Student,” Kennedy Phillips, representing the male or female student who contributed beyond academics throughout the year.

Academic and grade-level honors announced were as follows:

Campus awards —

Fiftieth Girl, Kennedy Phillips;

Heart of HAPS, Ava Hawthorne;

Best All-Around Eighth Grade Student, Kennedy Phillips, Jena Brown; Best All-Around Seventh Grade Student, Rosa Paredes; Best All-Around Sixth Grade Student, Juan Arroyo; Best All-Around Fifth Grade Student, Cayden Haywood.

Virtual students – Best All-Around fifth grade, Ashlyn Griffith; Best All-Around sixth grade, Riley Brammlet; Best All-Around seventh grade, Kaydence Capshaw; Best All-Around eighth grade, Kassandra Cordova.

EAST awards — Spirit of EAST, Kennedy Phillips; Inspiring Mind of EAST, Madison Phillips; Heart of EAST, Ava Brown.

Innovation – Best All-Around, Shelby Gilbert; Most Improved, Luke Martin, Nathan Sanchez.

Band — Beginning Band: Best All-Around Woodwinds, Lyric Carter; Most Improved Woodwinds, Sonye Munoz; Best All-Around Brass, Jeizlyn Barriios; Most Improved Brass, Julian Ugarte.

Seventh grade band: Best All-Around, Joelys Lopez; Most Improved, Jer’miah Nolen.

Eight grade band: Best All-Around, Jena Brown; Most Improved, Cherish Thomas.

Music – Fifth grade: Best Overall, David Garcia; Most Improved, Brandon Ventura. Sixth grade: Best Overall, Juan Arroyo; Most Improved, Kennedy Gray. Seventh grade: Best Overall, Yoselin Cervantes; Most Improved, Cora Moten; Eighth grade: Best Overall, Nadia Longoria; Most Improved, Cesar Marquez.

Academics –

Social studies:

Fifth grade – Best All-Around, Christopher Baizbal, McKale Bradley, Jackie Rangel; Most Improved, Charmarion Bishop. Sixth grade – Best All-Around, Jennifer Rangel, Nathan Sanchez. Seventh grade – Best All-Around, Joelys Lopez; Most Improved, Abbey Garcia. Eighth grade – Best All-Around, Dylan Johnson; Most Improved, Braden Jacobs.


Algebra I – Best All-Around, Carter Berry; Most Improved, Nadia Longoria.

Fifth grade – Best All-Around, Jorgia Coffee, Donovan Reaves; Most Improved, Hailey Arroyo, Hailey Gregory. Sixth grade – Best All-Around, Juan Arroyo, Mycah Bradley, Drake Mathis; Most Improved, Ava Brown. Seventh grade – Best All-Around, Maleki Briggs, Erick Salazar; Most Improved, Miley Hall. Eighth grade – Best All-Around, Esmeralda Leon; Most Improved, Karah Bowden.


Fifth grade – Best All-Around, Brandon Ventura; Most Improved, Emmanuel Garcia; Sixth grade – Best All-Around, Mycah Bradley; Most Improved, Madalynn Ingersoll; Seventh grade – Best All-Around, Winston Wang; Most Improved, Cristal Aguilar; Eighth grade – Best All-Around, Katie Valdez; Most Improved, Preston Newton.


Fifth grade – Best All-Around, Donovan Reaves; Most Improved, Jorgia Coffee. Sixth grade – Best All-Around, Juan Arroyo; Most Improved, Ella Lafferty. Seventh grade – Best All-Around, Madison Phillips; Most Improved, Karleigh Moore. Eighth grade – Best All-Around, Katie Valdez; Most Improved, Isaiha Crocker.

Art: Best All-Around – Fifth grade, Alan Basilio; Sixth grade, Priscilla Artis; Seventh grade, Cristal Aguilar; Eighth grade, Cesar Marquez.


Fifth grade – Best All-Around, Jazmine Aguilar; Most Improved, Emmanuel Garcia. Sixth grade – Best All-Around, Anahi Bautista; Most Improved, Kennedy Gray. Seventh grade – Best All-Around, Ivan Sanchez; Most Improved, Amaya Ridgeway. Eighth grade – Best All-Around, Anaya Thornton; Most Impr

Virtual: Sixth grade – Most Improved, Jykhel Muldrow. Seventh grade – Best All-Around, Grace Easterling. Eighth grade – Best All-Around, Wynter Smith.

Fastest Typist: Rosa Paredes.


Hope Academy of Public Service Principal Dr. Carol Ann Duke, right, presents Kennedy Phillips with the “Fiftieth Student” Award as the HAPS student best representing an individual contribution to HAPS beyond academics in the 2020-2021 school year. – Ken McLemore/Hope Public Schools