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School Board honors fourth nine-weeks Rising Arrow award winners

Rising Arrow winners (group)


Clinton Public School District

Dr. Tim Martin, Superintendent

(601) 924-7533

Media contact: Sandi Beason, APR



CLINTON — At their May meeting, Clinton School Board members recognized students who received the Rising Arrow award for the fourth nine weeks.


This award is given to students who display good character and integrity, and is based on nominations from faculty and staff at each school. The Rising Arrow award is given to one student per school per nine weeks period during the school year.


Winners include:


Clinton Park Elementary School

Marlow Ratcliff, first grade

She is such a joy to have in class. She is compassionate toward others, and always helps a friend in need. I can trust her to be my helper in the classroom as well. She always does what she is told the first time, and has a great love for reading. Marlow is an asset to any classroom.


Northside Elementary School

Emiliano Solano-Guizar, third grade

Emiliano has such a kind heart. He is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone. He is aware of others’ feelings and strives to make everyone happy around him regardless of the circumstances. Emiliano proves to his teachers and classmates that he is capable of anything that he sets his mind to do! He never gives up no matter how hard the situation may be. He perseveres through all the challenges, and every student admires him for his willingness to work hard toward his academics, behavior goals, reading goals, and individual goals that he sets for himself. Emiliano will always “have your back” and that is a great characteristic to have. He continues to grow tremendously on his STAR math and reading, and he never gives up on striving to reach his behavior/responsibility goals. I am truly grateful to teach such a kind hearted and diligent student!


Eastside Elementary School

Arilyn Forrest, fifth grade

Arilyn is quite a young lady. I put emphasis on “lady.” She is always polite and well spoken. She has maintained honor roll status this year and hasn’t had any behavior infractions on her record. Arilyn listens with intention, which allows her to follow directions when given the first time. Arilyn willingly works in groups without complaint and helps whenever she can.


Lovett Elementary School

Rivers Robinson, sixth grade

She takes dance in the community and is a member of Arise show choir. She is a great student, works very hard and is kind to others. She is a role model for other students.


Clinton Junior High School

Eliana Vaughn, seventh grade

Eliana Vaughn has exhibited strong leadership skills in STEM. She learns quickly and often goes above and beyond class requirements. Eliana works well with her peers and often takes a leadership role in the classroom. I feel that Eliana will do great things in the future and look forward to seeing her succeed.


Sumner Hill Junior High School

Myla Toaster, ninth grade

Myla is a hard working, honor roll student, who cares about her fellow peers. She is a leader and enjoys serving others.  She challenges herself by taking honors and advanced classes.  She is a cheerleader and serves on the Peer Guidance Committee.  Myla wanted to help her peers learn more about bullying prevention so she and a few other girls created a bulletin board on their own to educate students to help them feel more comfortable at school.  She always has a smile on her face and is a respectful and polite young lady.  We at Sumner Hill are proud of Myla and the example she demonstrates for others to follow.


Clinton High School

Kyle Bennett, 12th grade

Kyle joined the Army National Guard as a junior at CHS. Since then he has completed Army Cadet Basic Training at Fort Sill, Okla., and has been promoted to Private First Class. In addition he has received an ROTC scholarship and is scheduled to go to the Army Logistics School for Advanced Individual Training after high school graduation. Kyle is a shining example of the type of students we strive to produce at Clinton High. We are proud of him and grateful for his service.