Every year middle school students are nominated by their teachers to receive a G.W. Cooke award from Mission Community Foundation for excellence in Math or Science as well as showing community spirit.
Ceremonies are usually held in the Clarke Theatre, however due to COVID that wasn’t possible this year, so the Foundation held a parade instead and delivered the awards to each student.
This year was doubly special as two of the children receiving awards are the grandchildren of the foundation’s founding fathers, Gordon Ruley and John Weisgerber.
Ruley is in town, so the foundation asked him to present the award to his grandson on their behalf.
Award recipients included:
Iba Ali, Veahnna Alo, Connor Berger-Ruley, Keira Chu, Liz Clayton, Ameera Dhillon, Giorgio Donatelli, Isaiah Falk, Ashmeen Grewal, Jugraj Grewal, Jack Kapty, Paxton Lindgren, Lucas Marchant, Cody Martin, Sadie Meacher, Jodh Nagra, Promise Neison, Kieran Nguyen, Daniel Popescu, Danica Reyes, Erica Reyes, Jewlz Robbins, Lucas Ryall, Guntas Sandhu, Eden Schoeffel, Liz Siebert, Hailey St. Croix, Tanya St. Louis, Dimas Sutherland, Maria Syschikova, Noen Tomelden, Isabelle Troung, Brandon Twele, Ashley Walker, Belle Weisgerber, Caydence Wilkinson and Viktoria Zeleznik.