Demarko started off the new school year letting staff know that he is here to learn and put his "childish ways" aside. All throughout the first quarter he has taken initiative in the classroom. He has been a leader in the classroom and he has been proactive about making sure he maintains a reasonable GPA.
Kendi has had perfect attendance since the first day of school, with the exception of one day in which she left early from severe illness. Whenever possible, she also attends Saturday school. She always encourages her brother, Fernando Mercado, who sometimes struggles. Kendy has taken it upon herself to learn American Sign Language, in addition to English and Spanish. She can often be spotted practicing on her own. She has a strong desire to learn everything and demonstrates real potential to become a polyglot, and enter into the medical field. She always tries to do better than her previous attempt, even when her previous attempt was more than satisfactory.