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Turnaround Achievement Award Winners 2024

Turnaround Achievement students posing with their certificates of achievement.

The 28th Annual Turnaround Achievement Awards honored twenty-two students on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. The Keizer Civic Center hosted the event.

These special awards are presented to inspiring middle and high school students in Salem and Keizer. The students have made big improvements in their studies or behavior after having some difficulties at school.

The event is sponsored by Valor Mentoring. It is a nonprofit mentoring group that helps young people and runs The Rec bowling alley in Keizer.

Middle School Honorees

  • Christian Apling – Walker Middle School
  • Gauge Baker – Leslie Middle School
  • Benjamin Blair – Houck Middle School
  • Anna Kondash – Judson Middle School
  • Angel Esquivel Linares – Waldo Middle School
  • Artem Miroshnichenko – Stephens Middle School
  • Marina Ramirez – Claggett Creek Middle School 
  • Nation Rodgers – Straub Middle School
  • David Salazar Silva – Parrish Middle School
  • Conner VanDeHey  – Crossler Middle School

High School Honorees

  • Daniela Cortes Arreola – North Salem High School
  • Angel Hernandez Bermudez – Sprague High School
  • Jose Cervantes – Whiteaker Middle School
  • Myles Clough – Roberts High School
  • Kayonna Jones Dockler – West Salem High School
  • Sinahi Espinoza – South Salem High School
  • Manuel Garcia – McNary High School
  • Phin Torres Garibo – Early College High School
  • Carter Gill – Crosshill Christian School 
  • Mackenzie Jensen – EDGE Program 
  • Richard Quang – Blanchet Catholic School
  • Isabelle Zaragosa – McKay High School