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Made to Excel

The MISD Communications Department is proud to share with you some of our Mesquite ISD students and staff with extraordinary talents, confidence or creative genius. These are individuals who demonstrate excellence, honor others dignity or make a difference in your school or community. If you know a student or staff member who has a story of resilience and success please click the button below to share the Excellence with us.

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Erin Clayton
  • Class of 2034
  • Shands Elementary School

Erin Clayton is a first grade student at Shands Elementary School and a dedicated volunteer in her community. While she and her parents were taking their dogs out for their daily walk, Clayton noticed more trash was appearing throughout their route. To make her community look beautiful, she took the initiative to pick all the trash she would find along the way. 

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Nigeria Peterson
  • Class of 2028
  • Wilkinson Middle School

Nigeria Peterson is a seventh grade Wilkinson Middle School student pursuing her passion for dance. Peterson, who is described as shy, first discovered her love for dance at a young age while spending countless hours listening to music and dancing in her bedroom. 

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Xander Yassine
  • Class of 2029
  • Rutherford Elementary

Xander Yassine is a fifth grade student who is a difference-maker in his community. Throughout his journey in elementary school, he has grown to become a leader for his peers and someone his teachers can rely upon

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Peniel Nnamdi
  • Class of 2028
  • Terry Middle School

Peniel Nnamdi is a sixth grade student at Terry Middle School who recently became a published author after launching her first book at the end of last year. Peniel, the oldest of four siblings, enjoys writing and finding different ways to help others.

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Ryleigh Adams
  • Class of 2029
  • Motley Elementary

Ryleigh was in kindergarten in 2016 when she first told her family she did not want any birthday gifts. Her birthday falls three days before Christmas, and her wish was to help underprivileged children by donating her presents.

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