Shelton High School held its first quarter recognition breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the school’s cafeteria.

The goal of the recognition breakfast is acknowledge students who have demonstrated increased motivation, built self-esteem and to encourage students from all academic tracks to continue to improve academically.

According to the school’s core values, Shelton High School expects students who read and write effectively, research effectively to investigate topics, think critically to solve problems, present information and ideas fluently and participate in civic life. In addition, SHS students are expected to follow the Gael Guidelines of respect, responsibility and safety.

Students are acknowledged at the end of the first, second and third marking periods. Staff members nominate students who have demonstrated significant improvement in academics due to improved attendance, behavior, and/or a result of improving time management/study skills.

The recognition breakfast was planned by the guidance department, who invited parents to share in the festivities. The following students were presented with certificates from their assistant principal — Ashia Askew, Jacob Clarke, Naomi Craft, Maya Espinoza, Sarah Gloria, Caitlyn, Kelley, Mia Kmetz, Alyssa Lake, Joshua Malave, Dmitri Nichio, Julia Pulley, MingHui Qui, Sara Sabbagh, Veronica Shuby, Mateo Stisi, Alexis Thompson, Hassan Valdez Belteton, Nathan Vargas and Evan Wieler.