Photo: Superior Student

JC AMBERLYN/Miner

JC AMBERLYN/Miner

Eric Venenga was recently awarded Superior Tire's "Superior Student of the Month" at White Cliffs Middle School. Standing with him at the school are Kevin Burgess of Superior Tire and Deb Warren, assistant principal at WCMS. Superior Tire just began the award program, which they hope to use to recognize and encourage kids who are "going above and beyond" in their communities. A WCMS student will be picked each month and a "Student of the Year" chosen from them. Teachers can nominate any child who embodied traits such as volunteerism and community service. Eric won for his willingness to help others. He is a member of Student Council and several school clubs, involved with his church and volunteers as a referee in a kid's soccer league.