By Mila Besich Lira
The AIMS test is not an easy test to pass. It is designed to challenge students and help schools determine where students are at in their academic careers. While most students pass the test and move on, it is not easy to excel in one yet alone all three subjects math, reading and science.
Two students from the Superior Junior-Senior High excelled at all three subjects in last year’s AIMS tests. Those two students are Matthew Hernandez an eighth grader and Allison Martinez a Freshman.
The students were awarded a gift bag full of Superior Panther clothes, and other spirit merchandise donated by Ms. Sommers, the Woodmen of the World and the Superior Booster Club. The Superior Optimist Club gave each of the students a $25 Visa Gift Card.
Both of the students have big plans for their futures explained Billy Duarte, Principal at Superior Junior-Senior High School. “These two students have the potential to continue to make us proud through their hard work and great accomplishments,” he said.
Matt Hernandez wants to be the best of the best educationally. He would like to attend NAU or ASU after high school to earn his degree as an engineer and then earn a Doctorate. His hobbies are running and he is always looking for new challenges.
Allison Martinez goals for high school are to exceed all her AIMS and maintain a 4.0 throughout her high school career. She would like to attend Central Arizona College for two years then transfer to the University of Arizona to major in Veterinarian Science. She plans on earning her Master’s degree from one of the universities in Colorado. Her plans after college are to either to become a veterinarian here in Arizona or move to her family’s ranch in Mexico to care for the cattle they raise with her skills. She enjoys volleyball, basketball, reading, practicing her French and crocheting.