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On this page you'll find information about student achievement awards and recognition at Vallecito Elementary School.
Consistent Achiever Award
Each year a boy and a girl are chosen to receive the Consistent Achiever Award. This is a very special award provided by the Dixie Children’s Fund and the San Rafael Education Fund. Each school in these two districts chooses a boy and a girl in the fifth grade, eighth grade or senior year in high school to receive this award. A luncheon is held and the students are honored. A Consistent Achiever is a student who tries 110%, is a good community member, and is thoughtful and kind towards others.
Jordana Salisbury Award
The Jordana Salisbury memorial award is awarded to an outstanding fifth grade boy and girl each year. It is awarded to those two special students who display outstanding achievement in grades, activities, citizenship, attendance and contributions to Vallecito and the community.
Jordana was a student at Vallecito from kindergarten through fourth grade. In 1991 she contracted leukemia and passed away. After her death, her friends, family and the Vallecito staff wanted to do something in her memory, so this award was created.
Jordana displayed great school spirit and a keen sense of always wanting to make her school a wonderful place to be. The recipients embody these characteristics and are selected by secret ballot by the staff. Their names are engraved on a plaque that is hung in the main office.
Peggy Fenn Award
Vallecito also gives an award in memory of Peggy Fenn. Peggy was one of Vallecito’s fifth grade teachers and passed away in the fall of 2003. She was a unique human being who found a very special place in the heart of each person she met. Children who had Peggy as a teacher felt they had been truly blessed.
Peggy had some outstanding character traits. She was very creative and was an exceptional artist. She taught her students it was important to be a good citizen and contribute to the community by helping those less fortunate. Many of her students performed community service hours. Peggy loved reading and was studying to get her master’s in teaching reading when she became ill. Above all Peggy was funny. She had a delightful sense of humor that even in the depths of her illness still shone.
To honor Peggy's memory, the Peggy Fenn Award was created. At graduation a boy and girl in the fifth grades are chosen as “Peggy Fenn” winners. The choice is based on artistic ability, creativity, community service, love of reading, sense of humor, citizenship and grades of C and above. The winners make personal stepping-stones that are placed in the Peggy Fenn Memorial Garden.