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Tokay gives it up for its top students

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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2011 5:32 pm

I had a ball last week shaking the hands of the recipients of Tokay High School's first-ever Block Ts for academic excellence.

Just so you know, a "Block T" is a letter, like Tokay High athletes receive for making the varsity team. Academic stars can wear the letter on a "letterman jacket" now, like the athletes often do. Students have to have a 3.8 GPA (high A) average to receive a letter for their academic achievement.

The idea of giving out a letter for studying hard first came to the Lodi Schools from the counselors at Lodi High. I've got a request in for their recipients who were lauded in October.

These top Tokay students received letters Friday, Dec. 16:

Araujo, Nora

Beltran, Heriberto

Carpenter, Kalynn

Castaneda, Deyra

Castelanelli, Alexandra

Castelanellli, Darcie

Connelly, Dan

Cortes-Trujillo, Maria

Cunningham, Patrick

Dorado, Miranda

Erich, Dominic

Evans, Taneil

Galantine, Ray

Gardea, Eric

Golden, Chris

Graddy, Bryce

Hang, Saverick

Henne, Kylie

Hood, Jacob

Hussain, Iqra

James, Emily

James, Lisette

Lee, Albert

Leedham, Ken

Lopez, Edward

Lopez, Laura Rose

Lopez, Yesenia

Mehrok, Paramveer

Molina, Angel

Nguyen, Melissa

Nieves, Paola

North, Frankie

Ochoa, Fernando

Patino, Luis

Puccinelli, Lorenzo

Rivers, Kyle

Rodriguez, Jacielle

Rogero, Cameron

Ryan, Caleigh

Saechao, Shuziew

Sahota, Kvindershan

Sandoval, Ricardo

Schatz, Dylan

Schneider, Emily

Shoemaker, Jessica

Sieglock, Amanda

Sousa, Emily

Towle, Kimberly

Vlavianos, Alexander