rewarding excellence

Rising Stars

The RISING STARS Banquet and Awards is a special night to honor several Star Graduates from Prescott High School  and their most influential person from PUSD.

Save the Date: May 6, 2024

Special thanks to our title sponsor of the Rising Stars Awards:


2023 Rising Stars

and their Distinguished Educators

Shaylin Almquist

Future plans include attending Yavapai College for an Associate’s Degree in Science and then pursue a degree in either Social Work or Ultrasound Technician.

Crystal Ontiveros – Counselor, PHS

Cameron Brown

Future plans include going on a Mission for church and then attending Arizona State University and majoring in Business Finance.

Missy Townsend – Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, PHS

Leilani Chuning

Future plans include attending a 4-year University/College for a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, a PhD in Psychology and a Juris Doctorate.

Brenda Lee – Introduction to Law Teacher, Mock Trial Coach, PHS

Jessica Cope

Future plans include attending the University of Michigan and majoring in Political Science.

Jen Hawley – AP Literature and Language Teacher, PHS

Michaella Kpodo

Future plans include attending a university to major in Film and Media with a possible double major in Philosophy.

Molly Orr – PHS at Yavapai College Program Director

Maurea Norris

Future plans include attending UNLV and majoring in Engineering.

Helen Wanamaker – English Teacher, PHS

Elijah Resnick

Future plans include attending Seattle University.

Jim Rhine – Algebra 1 and Geometry Teacher, PHS

Joaquin Sierra

Future plans include attending Florida International University and majoring in Music Production.

Rebecca Wood – ELA and ELL Teacher, PHS


PUSD District Office 
300 E Gurley St.
Prescott, AZ 86301


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