Tehachapi Rotary was happy to recognize 61 Jacobsen Middle School students with their SOAR award on February 18th.  Student Outstanding Achievement Recognition was created in late 2019 to recognize those JMS students who had improved on their first quarter Grade Point Average (GPA) by at least .5 with no F grades.  (The program was not done in the spring 2020 because of Covid-19.)
Rotarians Judy Trujillo and Marian Stephens donated school supplies and snacks, printed certificates, purchased ‘Excellence’ pins and bagged the items.  Club President Chris Naftel and President-elect Paul Kaminski presented the certificates and bags to the deserving students who were able to pick them up.  Those not able to make the 18th will have theirs delivered by JMS staff.
Tehachapi Rotary looks forward to June when it can recognize those JMS students who improve from the 3rd quarter to the 4th quarter.  Better yet, Rotary hopes to be part of an awards assembly then if in-person school returns.  Rotary is very pleased to reward student hard work that results in academic improvement.