Please join us in congratulating Mr. Nick Halonen from Trevor Browne High School. He was recently recognized as an Arizona Cardinals MVP in the Classroom. He was a special guest at the Cardinals-Lions game on September 8. The Arizona Cardinals presented him with tickets and sideline passes for him and 3 of his guests. They also presented him with a Cardinals jersey and a $500 gift card.
Mr. Halonen was nominated by TGB Choir senior Alexia (Lexi) Valenzuela. Lexi is a leader in the TGB Choir program. Apart from clubs and extracurricular activities, Lexi is enrolled in multiple AP and honors classes and is carrying a weighted GPA of 4.0. Lexi is excited to pursue a career as a forensic psychologist. When asked why Lexi nominated Mr. Halonen, she stated, “I nominated Mr. Halonen because before I came into choir, there wasn’t a place where I truly felt like I belonged. He made me feel like it was okay to be myself. Even when I struggled with the material, he encouraged me to keep trying and improving. I continue to learn not only things about music, but I take away life lessons that will stick with me even after I graduate. I finally have a place where I belong.”