Profiling two exceptional students |

Profiling two exceptional students

Editor’s note: Following is a short article written by graduated Steamboat Springs High School student Austin Madsen. The article was part of Madsen’s senior Careers project. Madsen chose to recognize local elementary school students who showed strong improvement during the course of the school year or were nominated by teachers for other reasons.

Carson Becker was a fifth-grade student at Strawberry Park Elementary School. All year long he struggled with his writing. He gradually improved, and according to his teacher, Mrs. Roberts, “his recent papers have shown notable improvement.”

Although he may have to work hard to be a good writer, math is something that seems to be easier. Carson says that he enjoys math and for the most part finds it to be easy. He is very much into athletics. Carson loves baseball and dreams of becoming a pro baseball player some day. He is planning to play in the league this summer. Not only does Carson enjoy baseball but he also likes to play basketball, ski for fun and golf. According to his father, Carson is a very social guy who gets along with everyone and loves to help other people.

Isis Myers was in Mr. Schwartz’s fourth-grade class at Strawberry Park Elementary School. She is the kind of person who cares about others in spite of their differences. She will look beyond the outside appearance of everyone around her.

“She works to do her best each day,” said Schwartz. “She has set goals for herself in academic areas and has worked hard to follow through with them.”

Isis loves to play on the swings during recess and when she is at home she spends a lot of her time talking on the phone with her friends. Isis enjoys studying science and especially loves snakes. She currently has seven cats, seven horses, eight fish and one dog. Isis says that she really loves animals.

Carson and Isis are two students at Strawberry Park who go outside of their comfort zones to help others and be there for them. Both are exceptional students and youths in our community.

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