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Student of the Week

Posted: September 9, 2014

Student of the Week: Justin Flanagan

5th grader at McCollum Elementary

Congratulations to Justin Flanagan, a fifth grader at McCollum ES, for being named the Student of the Week by the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation!

What can a parent or teacher say about this student?
When interviewed, Justin's parents described him as bright and caring and very sociable.  His mother spoke of his entrepreneurship, saying that he is always thinking of ways to make money and recently he sold water bottles at his brother’s football games.  She added that he takes initiative for his own learning, not waiting for others to tell him, he finds out about whatever he is interested in knowing.  Both his mother and father are very proud of him.

What’s this student’s favorite subject?
Justin’s favorite subject is math.  He says it is pretty fun to do, he especially likes hard problems because it feels cool when he figures them out.  

What are this student’s hobbies or activities, both at school and outside of school?
Justin enjoys video games, and has discovered that he can make money out of them by adding an instructional ad and putting them on YouTube.