Those involved with student council include (back row, from left) teacher Eric Grimes, Eli Matter, Lyanne Garcia, Leah Bake, Kayla Greenberg, Taylor Hyde, Isabella Grimes, Anna Springfield, Halle Feest, Alyssa Ayers, Laynee Diaz, and teacher Lisa Swan. Front, from left, are Thanh Nguyen, Sarah Polish, and Hunter McNabb.
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The Oasis Academy chapters of the National Junior Honor Society and National Honor Society inducted their new members. Students needed to have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 to be accepted.
The NJHS and NHS focus on four pillars: service, character, scholarship and citizenship. These four pillars have been associated with the organization since its founding.
Naval Air Station Fallon Commander Shane Tanner was the guest speaker for the high-school induction ceremony.
“For the high school inductees, they are not just taking high school courses but also college classes. They have a heavy load and to maintain this kind of GPA is very impressive,” said Rochelle Tisdale, Oasis Academy chief academic officer.
National Junior Honor Society
6th grade inductees:
Ezra Acomb, Isabel Anaya, Neel Bhakta, Emma Cline, Keagan Craig, Alexa Hessey, Avery Laca, Faith Torres May, Lila Mae Montero, Sophia Moya, Sydney Owsley, Bailey Peixoto, Kenlie Pirkle, Ryder Segura, Natallie Snooks, Annie Sorensen, Kinsley Viera, Mandy Wadsworth, Kenslee Wiessmer
7th grade inductees:
Brooke Clopton, Hannah Hammontree, Benjamin McKnight, Shayana Marie McNamer, Preslee Merritt, Joshua Polish, Lora Siebecker, Lily Smith, Jackson Snow, Payslee Rae Starr, Addison Sweeney, Keily Ugalde, Paul Matthew Zahara, John Zulz
8th grade inductees:
Lyannrose Goss, David Lincoln III
National Honor Society inductees
Kirsten Detomasi, Joshua Guswelle, Joshua Helm, Fenn Mackedon, Taylynn Maynez, An Nguyen, Gabriella Stiehl
2023 NASC State Conference
The stadium roars, students sing, and everyone is looking forward to making their school a better place! The Nevada Association of Student Councils was held at Clark High School in Las Vegas from April 13-15. Several thousand student leaders from all across Nevada convened to learn how to better serve their schools, communities, and make our home a better place!
“I’m so proud of our council and everyone who participated in the [conference,” said Oasis Academy 2023-24 Student Body President Halle Feest. I’ve never seen us with so much school spirit! As the end of the semester is approaching, I’m 100% confident that OACP’s Student Council is ready to make the 2023-24 school year phenomenal.”
At the conference, students attended keynote speeches, leadership workshops, junior counseling sessions, social mixers, and a variety of other activities to learn and create relationships with students from all around the state. Additionally, the conference provided an opportunity to recognize schools, administrators, advisors and councils for their superior work within their schools and communities.
The Oasis Academy High School Student Council is proud to have received the 2023 Wild West Award, the 2023 Silver Star Award, have Lisa Swan nominated for the 2023 Advisor of the Year Award, and have some of our students present leadership lessons of their own.
The high school student council is also incredibly excited to work with our new sister school, Virgin Valley High School in Mesquite.
Thank you to the Nevada Association of Student Councils state board officers and Executive Board for organizing such a meaningful and memorable conference for students across our amazing home. To learn more about NASC visit, https://www.nevadastuco.org/index.html
— Hunter McNabb
Heroic student saves mother’s life
Seventh-grader Blake Bettis was in the other room when he heard his mom cough and then started to wheeze and gasp for air.
“It was mid-morning on a typical Friday when for the first time in my 39 years of life I suddenly couldn’t breathe,” said Blake’s mom Heather Bettis.
Heather ran to her son’s room where he asked her if she was choking. She nodded yes, as the partial blockage had moved into a full blockage, and she no longer had any air coming in or out.
Remembering his Boys Scouts training, Blake sprung into swift action. He told his mom to bend over and began quick back blows between her shoulder blades.
“I hit her three times with the heel of my hand on her back between her shoulder blades and it dislodged what was blocking her windpipe. She began to breathe normally again,” Blake said.
“Blake was calm, methodical, effective in his actions, and swift in his response. My son saved my life,” Heather added.
Blake has been nominated for the Meritorious Action Award from Boy Scouts of America Award.