Morenci Citizens of the Month 2013.03.13

Written by David Green.

Citizens of the Month for February were recognized at the the Feb. 4 Morenci Board of Education meeting.

Dustin Kimbrell is a junior who is described as respectful, responsible and mature. He is a creative learner with a great attitude. He volunteered to act as “Super Dog” in a series of yearbook skits even though he is not on the yearbook staff.

Dustin is representing Morenci Area High School with artwork traveling to Moriyama, Japan, for the months of February and March. He is persistent when working on projects and strives to do his best work.

Dustin is the son of David Kimbrell and Billie Kimbrell.

Jocelyn Collar is in the seventh grade. She exhibits drive and determination to improve and succeed. While some subjects do not come easily to her, she puts in the extra effort to attend lunchtime or after-school tutoring sessions to help her get a grasp of concepts she does not understand. She has a positive attitude, is considerate to other students and is a hard worker.

Jocelyn is the daughter of Jeremy Collar and Jennifer Collar.

Brennan Osborn is in Mrs. Zuvers’ fourth grade class. He is a conscientious, hard worker. He completes all his assignments and participates well in class. He has a good sense of humor and a ready smile, and is a good role model who always does the right thing.

Brennan is the son of Brad and Melissa Osborn.

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