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The WIAA is pleased to announce Ella Brubaker of Curtis Junior High School as one of two “Give Me 5 Star Students of the Month” for April covering the state of Washington.

Brubaker is currently an eighth grader at Curtis Junior High School in University Place, Wash. Brubaker is a 4.0 student, a committed volunteer, and an outstanding teammate. She competes on the Cougars’ soccer, basketball, and track team. The leading point getter on the Cougar track team, Brubaker is undefeated in four track and field events this year.

“Ella has been an excellent leader by always practicing at a high level and promoting team work and cooperation among her teammates,” said Jennifer Zamira, Assistant Principal at Curtis Junior High School. “This goes beyond the court and field and into the classroom.”

Brubaker is also heavily involved with volunteer work. The University Place native currently serves as a day camp volunteer for the Presbyterian Church leadership group. On top of all this, Brubaker is also a part of the advanced orchestra group at her school.

“Ella is a positive role model for her teammates and peers, showing them in words and actions what it means to strive for excellence and learn from mistakes,” said Zamira.

The students will be featured on the Activities Matter website and the Middle Level website. The monthly campaign is dedicated to highlighting two middle school students that demonstrate the core principles of the program; honor, sportsmanship, courage, respect, and citizenship.
The Activities Matter website was launched at the beginning of the 2015 school year and is designed to be a resource for member schools and their communities to support the case for interscholastic sports and activities. Activities Matter consolidates a variety of dynamic resources, programs, and original content to highlight the long-term benefits associated with student participation in sports and activities.
To nominate a student for the “Give Me 5 Star Student of the Month” please log into “MyWIAA” and click on the “Give Me 5 Star Student of the Month Nomination” link under “Forms.”

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