Congratulations to Kiauna Fritz and Laney Jensen for being selected as Pilot Rock School District's recipients of the 2014 Student Achievement Award!
Kiauna is a well-rounded high honor student who will be the valedictorian for the graduating class of 2014 at Pilot Rock High School. She is a member of National Honor Society and the president this year. She has participated in theater all four years of high school, taking on many of the lead roles including Alice in the musical, Alice in Wonderland. On many occasions, Kiauna has sung the National Anthem at sports events. Art is a passion of Kiauna’s and she has entered many pieces in the Pilot Rock High School Art Show since her freshman year. During her sophomore and junior years, Kiauna participated in Key Club, the Kiwanis youth organization. Kiauna also enjoyed playing varsity softball her sophomore and junior years. As a senior, Kiauna is the class president. It has been her responsibility to organize her class graduation speaker, music and collect pictures. She will also be the emcee for Award’s Night and Graduation. She is an outstanding speaker and is looking forward to these end of the year responsibilities. Kiauna has set the goal of becoming a teacher and is leaving high school with close to a complete year of college already done thanks to the Eastern Promise and BMCC dual credit programs. She has always been an excellent student and will reach her goal easily. Congratulations, Kiauna!
Laney is a wonderful student who has worked diligently throughout her high school career and is now a contender for the Salutatorian of the Class of 2014. Laney has been involved in many activities including sports, FFA and several community project clubs. She is first and foremost a member of National Honor Society because of her quality school work. She has completed 37 college credits in the last two years of school through dual credit with Blue Mountain Community College and the Eastern Promise, and will go into college with one year nearly complete. Laney has been very active as a chapter officer for FFA and also has shown her animals at fair through this program. She has also been involved in FFA Leadership Class, which involves running the concession stand for football, volleyball and basketball games; running and organizing pep assemblies; and directing the Toys for Tots Christmas program. She is also a member of Key Club, the youth organization for Kiwanis. Laney also enjoys playing sports. She has played volleyball and softball all four years of high school. As a senior, she is a starting pitcher for the softball team. Her calm, quiet demeanor helps the team stay focused on winning. Laney plans to attend the Oregon Institute of Technology to become a Dental Hygienist. Way to go, Laney!