Twin Palms recognizes Students of the Month: Tre Cilione and Illiana Romero

Twin Palms High School's Students of the Month, announced Jan. 6: Tre Cilione and Illiana Romero. (Loaned photo by Cathyleen Rice/Palo Verde Unified School District)

With school now back in session at Twin Palms High School (TPHS), two amazing students were recognized on Jan. 6 when their names were announced over the PA (Public Announcement) system as the new Students of the Month.

Receiving an award and a small gift of appreciation from Twin Palms Principal Judith Browder and site counselor Javier Rubalcava, both Tre Cilione and Illiana Romero were recognized for their politeness, major accomplishments and their overall transformation while attending Twin Palms High School (TPHS).

According to Rubalcava: “Illiana is in her second year at TPHS and has taken full advantage of her opportunities at our school. She has passed almost every course taken and has recovered all her credits and classes.”

Graduating early this school term, Romero’s success comes complimentary to her many skills and talents which have helped her stay on task.

Always keeping a positive attitude and never giving up on her list of short-term goals, Rubalcava said when Romero first arrived on campus she was quiet and reserved.

“But now she is confident and advocates for herself and makes sure she gets what she needs. She has built excellent rapport with teachers and staff, by always showing concern for her academics and keeping up with her four-year graduation plan.”

Other site support, Robert and Juanita Grady, shared: “Illiana’s transformation is a proud moment for all of us, as we have seen her become a responsible and confident young lady who is ready to enter college and the work force with skills and talents that will make her very successful.”

Staff said Cilione also shows true dedication and commitment when it comes to embodying what it means to be a Scorpion.

Arriving at Twin Palms High School last March, Cilione is highly praised for passing all classes and remaining on course when it comes to completing his graduation plan.

“This is a great accomplishment for Tre,” Rubalcava expressed. “He has rarely missed a day of school, and each day he enters, it’s with a positive attitude and a commitment to do his best.”

Teachers unanimously said they chose Cilione for this award because of his positive behavior and great show of character.

“We are very fortunate to have Tre as our student. He models appropriate behavior and gives respect to everyone on campus,” Browder said.

One of Cilione’s teachers, Ms. Uriarte shared: “Tre turns in excellent class work that is completed with quality. He is always very polite and helpful!”

Mr. Blansett, another teacher of Cilione’s agreed, stating: “Tre can always be counted onto complete his work on time. I appreciate his mature attitude and the way he serves as a role model to all those around him.”

Here at Palo Verde Unified School District (PVUSD), we appreciate each of you for the hard work you both have put forth into being successful students and an asset to your peers.


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