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SWMS Names Top Trojans for May 2024

Southwestern Middle School is pleased to announce its Students of the Month for May 2024. Congratulations to sixth-grader Kendal Bouckhuyt, seventh-grader Gia Patti and eighth-grader Hunter Kestler.

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Pictured, left to right: sixth-grader Kendal Bouckhuyt, seventh-grader Gia Patti and eighth-grader Hunter Kestler.


Sixth-grader Kendal Bouckhuyt’s favorite subject in school is English Language Arts.  She belongs to the Southwestern Middle School Choir.  Outside of school, Kendal is in charge of concessions for the Gladiators travel baseball organization.  In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, riding her electric scooter, drawing, and ice skating. Kendal is the daughter of Jiliane and Troy Bouckhuyt.

Seventh-grader Gia Patti’s favorite subjects in school are English Language Arts and computer technology.  She plays on the Modified Girls’ Basketball team.  Outside of school, Gia participates in figure skating and teaches at the learn-to-skate program at the Northwest Arena.  When she’s not at school, she likes playing volleyball, taking bike rides, figure skating, hanging out with friends, swimming, and going to the beach. Gia is the daughter of Danielle and Ryan Patti.

Eighth-grader Hunter Kestler’s favorite subjects in school are math, English, and social studies.  He plays on the Modified Baseball and Soccer teams at Southwestern.  Hunter also belongs to the Quiz Bowl and Trap teams.  Outside of school, he participates in the Southwestern Senior Little League.  For fun, Hunter enjoys playing video games and spending time with friends. Hunter is the son of Nicole and James Kestler.