Student of the Year presented by HEB and The First National Bank of Central Texas

Since 2016, the Greater Hewitt Chamber has partnered with Midway ISD to choose one student at each campus to be recognized as the Student of the Year. The campus faculty has selected past winners for their kindness, leadership, compassion, academic achievements, community involvement and extracurricular activities. Congratulations to our Students of the Year! Be sure to scroll to the bottom to check out the video shot by Hip Pixel Media.

2022-2023 SPONSORSHIPS COMING FALL 2022

2021-2022 Presenting Sponsorship $620 

Attend and participate with presentation of trophies all winners at Midway ISD campuses in February, name recognition on all trophies, logo recognition in April issue of the Hewitt Express magazine, logo recognition on video posted to Chamber’s social media and chamber website (also boosted on Facebook), opportunity to place an item in the winners goodie bags

2021-2022 Prizes Sponsor $320 | 3 Available

Logo included on goodie bags given to winners, Name recognition in April issue of the Hewitt Express magazine as a supporting sponsor, name recognition on video posted to Chamber’s social media and chamber website (also boosted on Facebook), opportunity to place an item in the winners goodie bags

2021-2022 Supporting Sponsorship $215 | 4 Available

Name recognition in April issue of the Hewitt Express magazine as a supporting sponsor, name recognition on video posted to Chamber’s social media and chamber website (also boosted on Facebook)

2021-2022 Recognition, Video and Winners announced here!

Austin Lewallen, Woodway Elementary

Austin is the daughter of Joshua and Melissa Lewallen. She is the youngest of the
Lewallen girls, and keeps her two older sisters on their toes. Her smile and personality light up any room she walks into. Excelling in school from the start, she has been a great inspiration to her family and friends. With the help and support from her grandparents, Greg and Roxann Lewallen of Woodway, Austin is able
to participate in many activities. Her interests include reading, soccer, running around the neighborhood with her gang of friends, and country music. She loves the outdoors and exploring God’s creation with family, camping, fishing, and collecting insects. She is as big-hearted and sweet as she is tough and resilient, and looks forward to her future at Midway.

Brock Deleon, Woodgate Intermediate

Brock is a dedicated student and friend, and is extremely focused once he sets his
sights on accomplishing a goal. He’s sweet, funny, artistic and talented. His hobbies
include drawing, building Legos, and hanging out with his friends and family. He
loves helping people and his compassion for others is unmatched. Brock has been
an ambassador for his school and has been part of the GT program for the last four
years. He is currently serving on the Principal’s Cabinet and is a straight A student.
Brock’s extracurricular activities include competing at a higher level in football,
basketball, and soccer. He has played tackle football for the past two years, and is
part of a successful travel 7on7 team. He’s been chosen to play on select basketball
teams, and he has played competitive soccer for the last seven years—allowing him
to travel, meet new people, and giving him the opportunity to compete at the next
level of competition. He is a leader and captain and is always looking for his next
opportunity to make a difference.

Heidi Quang, Midway High School

Heidi’s accomplishments are many: National AP Scholar, National Spanish Exam gold and silver medal-winner, three-time UIL State Solo and Ensemble Division I rating winner, UIL Cross-Examination Debate State Qualifier, and 2019-2020 Waco Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner (cello). She is the also the Principal Symphony Orchestra cellist, varsity debate team captain, on the UIL academics
math team, a member of the Spanish Club/Spanish National Honor Society and computer science clubs. Heid enjoys physics as well. She volunteers for “Music for Heroes” at Doris Miller Veterans Affairs Medical
Center, and is praise team cellist at Korean United Methodist Church.

Christian Quetz, Midway Middle School

Christian plays soccer and track at Midway. He is a percussionist in band
and has been involved in the Midway Avid Program for the past two years.
Christian spends his free time outdoors playing soccer, and eventually wants
to pursue a career in medicine where he can help others. He is extremely
caring and is always looking for ways to be kind to those around him.

Kyleigh Rivera, Hewitt Elementary

Kyleigh is a 5th grader at Hewitt Elementary, and is involved in the Kindness and Compassion Club. Her hobbies include archery, art, and reading in her free time. Kyleigh is a leader and is a good friend to others. She is a sweet, kind, respectful and caring young lady. Her favorite subject is math,
and she loves to learn more about how technology works.

Jermier Bryant, Castleman Creek Elementary

Jermier Bryant is a 5th grade student at CCE who loves to draw and aspires
to be an artist one day (he has an Instagram page with some of his favorite
drawings). He also enjoys music, dancing, football and he collects football
trading cards. Jermier rarely meets a stranger and always becomes the life of
any party. If you are having a bad day, Jermier is the boy to go to. He will be
your biggest cheerleader. He does everything in his power to encourage and
assure you that everything will be just fine. He is respectful, kind, funny, artistic, positive, inspirational, supportive, outgoing and is constantly trying to bring a smile to anyone’s face. His favorite thing to do at home is relax while spending time with family.

Kayshev Kakakia, Spring Valley Elementary

At age 11, Kayshev is already an entrepreneur! ‘Little Bone Bakery’, a dog treat
business he started during COVID, continues to be his passion. Son of Hiral and Vishal Kadaka, Kayshev is a high achiever, well-mannered, very kind and an
well-rounded student, per his teacher. Kayshev enjoys math, science and competitive sports. He has been learning Indian classical music for four years, along with reading and writing in his native language (Gujarati) for the past two years. In his free time, Kayshev likes to learn card tricks and enjoys beat boxing. Kayshev
wants to start a chess club at Spring Valley Elementary.

Delaney Tomlinson, Speegleville Elementary

Delaney’s awards are many: Principal’s Award, Kindness Award, Gold Medalist in music theory, plus piano and voice lessons. She enjoys singing at Assisted Living facilities and fundraising for the Humane Society. She is a straight A student who loves learning and innovating. As a member of the Gifted and
Talented program, she is learning how to channel her innovative spirit into practical uses—such as creating a food truck and making her own board game. She is a kind, caring, encouraging friend to all students, faculty and staff at Speegleville Elementary. She is currently working on raising money
for the school’s library to ensure that those who come after her have access to books that are in good condition. She loves reading, but her real passion is music. She aspires to use her voice to encourage and lift up others.

Sadie Webb, South Bosque Elementary

Sadie is a fourth grade student in Mrs. Brown’s class, and is a member of the
Kindness Club, Harris Creek Baptist Church, HOT Soccer (her team won the North Texas State Championship this year!) Premier basketball, and is a cheerleader.

Griffin Polnick, River Valley Intermediate

Griffin is the son of Benjie and Kimberly Polnick. He has the unique ability to
connect with his peers and teachers alike, and he makes a positive impact on
his campus. He is an advocate for others, and speaks out against bullying. He
constantly encourages and builds others up, he is selfless, and wherever he
goes, people flock to him. Griffin is a member of Harris Creek Baptist Church.
He is a well-rounded student and athlete, playing football, basketball and
baseball. He has been a part of Midway All Stars and has contributed to several season championship teams. He participates in UlL and is a member of the 6th grade boys’ choir