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TJHS students earn high points in responsibility
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Turlock Junior High School eighth grade students Sophia Guerino and Clay Abrams were recently awarded the Character Counts recipients for the character trait of responsibility. - photo by NANCY ANGEL / The Journal

Turlock Junior High School principal Dave Kline has high praise for students Sophia Guerino and Clay Abrams. Their work ethic and list of accomplishments were recently recognized by the Turlock Unified School District by being honored as the Character Counts recipients for the trait of responsibility.

“Sophia and Clay are two of the most dedicated, focused, and hardworking students that we have in this campus,” said Kline. “Their effort is amazing and their work ethic makes them college and career ready.”

With an impressive grade point average of 3.9, Guerino goes above and beyond on every task that is put her way. She is currently on the volleyball team and treasurer in Student Body Government. When Guerino isn’t in the library doing her homework, she can be found near a book or in the outdoors playing all kinds of sports.

“I always try to do the right thing and turn in my work in time,” said Guerino. “I try to be responsible in everything I do.”

Guerino is always willing to lend a helping hand to her teachers. Her favorite subject in school is science and she hopes to become a scientist when she graduates from college.

“I want to work in genetics,” said Guerino. “I like to learn about DNA and everything that’s associated with genetics.”

Abrams astonishing grade point average of 4.0 is only a small fraction of the many things he has accomplished through his young age.  He is currently the president of Student Body Government and plays football, basketball and baseball.

“Being responsible means being able to do your job and complete it in time,” said Abrams. “I make sure I turn in all my homework on time and have my parents go over it to make sure everything is correct.”

 Abrams enjoys math and aspires to be an architect or engineer one day.

“I like shapes, numbers and anything that has to do with math,” said Abrams. “One time I picked up my brother’s math book and went over the problems just for the fun of it.”