The November Blazing Bulldogs for Hotchkiss K-8’s younger students include kindergarteners TaNen Cook, Brylan Cotten, Aneka Price, Terrance Rung and Becca Stephenson; first graders Jesalynn Borgman, Reyna Broadbent, Kayli Dagnan, Julian Hallenbeck-Ross, Veda Handy, Willa Hill, Kenan McDaniel, Lola Mitchell, Raney Moore, Hannah Morales-Rodriguez, Emma Reed, Mathew Sanchez, Emily Morales-Rodriguez, Tyler Ware and London West; and second graders Brailey Angelovich, Maddie Brezonick, Landon Brown, Jaris Elliott, CeCe Houseweart, Hayley Hubbard, Dylan Kasper, Wyatt Kendall, Bethani Miller, Hunter Moreno, Quintin Morlang, Daniel Owens, Cody Pagone, Nick Poutre, Joel Rodriguez, Eli Rung, Piper Smith and Baylee Wilson.Photo submitted
Blazing Bulldogs for Novermber in grades 3-5 include third graders Koda Ator, Hailey Carr, David Denison, Rylee Spencer and Claudia Verdeja; fourth graders Esthefany Alvarado Espinoza, Tel Bullard, Joel Carpenter, Larissa Cotten, Damon Fausett, Kenya Mendoza, Sara Morris, Will Poutre, and Jordyn Vodopich; and fifth graders Tessa Griffith, John Lofley, Christian Matus, Oliver Mendoza, Kyra Stevens and Joseph Ware.Photo submitted
The Blazing Bulldogs for November in the upper grades at Hotchkiss K-8 include sixth graders Madison Bennett, Jaycie Duncan, Nadia Hill, J.D. Miller, Grey Neal, Emily Rhodes, Justin Schultz, Grady Simpson, Colby Wilson and Zach Ziemer; seventh graders Cesar Camacho, Brandon Egidi, Kenda Falkner, Caitlyn Littlefield, Emily Miller, Xavier Miller-Barnes, Shelby Rogers-Ellison, Bruce Turnbull and Cory West; and eighth graders Daniella Baxter, Kaylee Carpenter, Devin Curtis, Jaren Oates, Madison Reed, Eli Sawatzki, Keegan Simpson, Morgan Staten, Jordan Tamayo and Isaac Van Horn.Each month students at Hotchkiss K-8 School are recognized as Blazing Bulldogs for exemplifying one or more of five categories — attendance, display of Community of Caring (citizenship), effort, accomplishments or "other."
The students are nominated by their teachers.
The award was created by Principal Carrie Coats as a way to give students a needed "pat on the back."
Each recipient receives a certificate, a coupon from Bananas Fun Park in Grand Junction, and a coupon for a free ice cream cone from Taco Hut. Their photos are also posted outside the school office. In addition, they are recognized in the school's Wednesday Express and in the Delta County Independent.