Thirty Waxahachie Junior High School students were recognized Friday during a special breakfast honoring September’s student of the month recipients.

The seventh- and eighth-graders were chosen by their teachers, with assistant principal Melissa Maynor and administration intern Melissa Sulak presenting the awards with family members on hand for the occasion.

The students were awarded certificates for excellence in grades and “for just being all around good students,” it was noted.

Language arts and reading awards were given to Broderick Sargent, Mayra Sierra, Cesar Perea and Victoria Martinelli.

Science awards were given to Gunther Strength, Erin Moon, Nick Lopez and Sara Hay.

Math awards were given to Willie Tunson, Julie Boyt, Austin Combs and Mercy Hatton.

Social studies awards went to Brian Beard, Jethzabel Gandara, Julian Franklin and Emily Loredo.

Special education awards were presented to Jeremy Bohler and Emily Buie.

Physical education/athletics/health awards went to Breanna Simpson, Jacob Hernandez, Mikayla Milden and Christian Brewer.

Fine arts certificates were awarded to Tanner Underwood, Scott Quintana, Eric Olivo and Kayla Thompson.

Vocational awards were presented to Andrew Barnes, Sarah Edwards, James Bridges and R’Landria Byrd.

“We have had these student of the month ceremonies before, but this is the first student of the month breakfast we’ve had,” Sulak said. “These awards were based on not only good grades, but cooperation, citizenship and for just being all-around good students.”