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Crestview's DonaVan Richardson, JSTEM's Lillian Ruder, and Wagner's Darius Burley named February Shining Stars

DonaVan Richardson, 5th Grade, Crestview Elementary

Every day, fifth grader DonaVan Richardson treats people well, invests in others and plans for the future. That’s why he is the Crestview Elementary Superintendent’s Shining Star!

DonaVan is an excellent role model to his peers. He is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone on campus, students and staff alike. He is respectful to all and works hard every day. He always strives to make his teachers proud.

You can count on DonaVan to take initiative in any situation and he always follows through. He not only ensures his own success by working hard but also supports his fellow Eagles, making sure they are also successful. DonaVan embraces the leadership qualities Crestview instills in its students and has become a true role model for others.

DonaVan is a talented speaker; he was the emcee for Crestview’s Talent Show, where he had the audience laughing at his great jokes!  He is in the Gifted and Talented program and is already thinking about his future, hoping to attend JSTEM for middle school.


Darius Burley, 12th Grade, Wagner High School

Congratulations to Wagner High School Senior Darius Burley for being a February Superintendent’s Shining Star!

Darius is a true student-leader at WHS. He sets a great example for underclassmen by consistently demonstrating character traits that lead to success. He is active on campus, participating in Football. Bowling, Unified Basketball, and Band.

Darius encourages his fellow classmates to participate in activities and be active on campus. He is a shining example of not only the T-Bird culture but also the JISD Leadership Definition by treating people well, investing in others and planning for the future. 






Lillian Ruder, 8th Grade, JSTEM

Lillian is an 8th grader and a leader on her campus. She shows her leadership skills in both the classroom and on the athletic field. She continually strives for continuous improvement for herself and those around her. Lilian is respected by her peers and is known to put others’ interests and needs before her own.
Lillian plays volleyball outside of school and recently represented JSTEM in the Future City Competition. We are excited to celebrate Lillian for exhibiting the traits of the Judson Leadership Definition by continuously treating people well, investing in others and planning for the future.