Rotary Club of Mead recognized two students on October 29th for their service, character, leadership, engagement, extracurricular participation, and scholastic achievements.
DJ Vicente is a Senior who was nominated by Mr. Lemons, Mead High band/music teacher.
Hayley Price is a Senior who was nominated by Mrs. Berry, Mead High choir teacher.

DJ is part of the Mead High School Marching Band and Jazz Band. Alongside this, he is currently Stuco’s Committee Leader for MavTV, and employed at Safeway as a courtesy clerk. In these activities, he finds that his favorite part of them all, as well as his favorite part of Mead High School as a whole is the large focus on community, and the bonds of friendship he had made with so many of his peers. DJ would like to thank Mr. Lemons for many things. Primarily, he would like to thank Mr. Lemon’s for being there since step 1 of his High School journey, and for giving him an outlet to express his creativity, as well as a place to bond with his peers.  DJ is currently seeking to study media communications and journalism in College. He would like to become a freelance journalist when he (eventually) graduates from college.  DJ would also like to extend his congratulations to the other excellent student receiving the Student of the Month Award!  DJ also hopes to continue to showcase Maverick Excellence during the rest of the school year!


Hayley is a senior at Mead who is involved in choir, musical theatre, and marching band this year. She is also the senior treasurer of Mead’s chapter of the National Honor Society, and helps with the school announcements every other morning. Because of her participation in National Honor Society, she has done a lot of volunteering through school and community activities, and has been involved in her youth group’s worship band before as well. One of the things she enjoys most about being at Mead is the amount of chances there are to get involved; teachers and administration work incredibly hard to make so many wonderful activities possible and help students to participate in multiple at once. One of the most influential teachers to her has been Mrs. Berry; for the past four years she has done so much to keep inspiring Hayley’s passion for music and learning. Hayley plans to major in music education, and is looking at both in-state and out-of-state options for college. She is very grateful for the support she’s received from her family, school, and community that has helped her to grow in her interests and her character.