Peters Colony Elementary’s Rubio Named The Colony Chamber of Commerce/DATCU Credit Union April Student of the Month
April 24, 2019 — Peters Colony Elementary fifth-grader Derek Rubio has been selected as The Colony Chamber of Commerce/DATCU Credit Union April Student of the Month – the eighth honoree of the 2018-2019 school year.
Rubio is known as an all-around great student who takes ownership in his learning. He is a part of the dual language program and Gifted & Talented program as well as a member of the National Elementary Honor Society. As a student leader, Rubio served as the vice president for Peters Colony’s National Elementary Honor Society last school year, and this school year, he was voted to serve as president. Rubio is the model of an exceptional Peters Colony Panther.
"This was the greatest opportunity ever because not many students get named Student of the Month," Rubio said.
Rubio accepted the award, which is sponsored by DATCU Credit Union, on April 18 at the Chamber’s monthly luncheon, which was held at The Colony High School. DATCU Community Relations Coordinator Mary Jacoby and Chamber Board President David Peerson made the presentation. Rubio was joined at the event by his mother as well as Peters Colony Principal Toni Hall and teacher Debbie Reveles.
2018-2019 The Colony Chamber of Commerce/DATCU Credit Union Students of the Month
Sept. Chandler Cooley, Senior, The Colony High School Oct. Michael Butler, 8thGrade, Griffin Middle School Nov. Jusedes Gutierrez, 8th Grade, Lakeview Middle School Dec. Chloe Park, 5th Grade, B.B. Owen Elementary Jan. Joshua Joseph, 5th Grade, Ethridge Elementary Feb. Alazeih Gomez, 5th Grade, Camey Elementary March Valeria Gallegos, 5th Grade, Stewart’s Creek Elementary April Derek Rubio, 5th Grade, Peters Colony Elementary May