ELL Student Success Stories

2015 Arizona ELL Student Success Story Winners
Hermon Sengal
Grade: 12th
School: Amphitheater High School
District: Amphitheater School District
Native Language: Tigrinya

“Hermon is a leader…he wants to be a role model in his community – not only his Eritrean community, but for all refugees.”

Ehab Noarah
Grade: 8th
School: Challenger Middle School
District: Glendale Elementary District
Native Language: Arabic

“Intrinsically-motivated, driven, and undaunted are words that come to mind when asked about Ehab.”

Bryan Licon
Grade: 5th
School: Rancho Viejo Elementary School
District: Crane Elementary District
Native Language: Spanish

“Bryan is an enthusiastic, motivated learner who is also friendly and competitive.”

Mwafaq Abed
Grade: 1st
School: Madison Camelview Elementary School
District: Madison Elementary District
Native Language: Arabic

“Mwafaq has an intense desire to learn, and he lets everyone know it.”

2015 Arizona ELL Student Success Story Honorable Mentions
Miriam Lizeth Ramos
Grade: 12th
School: Maryvale High School
District: Phoenix Union High School District
Native Language: Spanish

“As President of NHS and a member of E.A.R.T.H. Club, she strives to improve the world through community service and sharing her story.”

Hector Leon
Grade: 8th
School: Calabasas PreK-8 School
District: Santa Cruz Valley Unified District
Native Language: Spanish

“His positive attitude made him advance at a fast pace and earn the respect of all of his teachers, coaches, and peers. He’s the kind of student every teacher wants in his or her classroom.”

Betsabe Garcia
Grade: 6th
School: Gadsden Elementary School
District: Gadsden Elementary District
Native Language: Spanish

“Betsabe is a very bright, caring, humble, and driven young lady. She has a passion for learning and uses what she learns in her schoolwork, language, and in her discussions with others.”

Bu Meh
Grade: 6th
School: La Cima Middle School
District: Amphitheater Unified District
Native Language: Karenni

“Bu Meh is resilient, tenacious, and strives for the absolute best each and every day. She is passionate about school, and she enjoys and appreciates all learning opportunities.”

Yaorong Chen
Grade: 5th
School: C.W. McGraw Elementary School
District: Yuma Elementary District
Native Language: Mandarin

“Yaorong Chen is a humble child who has shown significant academic growth and is well respected among his peers.”

Susanne Cristine Guerrero Sanchez
Grade: 2nd
School: Imagine Elementary at Camelback
District: Imagine Schools
Native Language: Spanish

“I see her as an academic role model and her peers strive to be as successful as she is. I am always in awe of the amount of heart and passion that she has.”