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Student of the Week

Posted: January 20, 2015

Student of the Week: Meliana Gomez

Fifth grade at Adobe Acres ES

Congratulations to Meliana Gomez, a fifth grade student from Adobe Acres Elementary School, 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?
Meliana Gomez is a hardworking, dedicated and responsible young person with a big, caring heart. She is intelligent and creative. She is a leader in and out of the classroom. Meliana has participated in the Adobe Acres ES Mediation Program since third grade. She enjoys listening to others so that she can help them resolve their own problems. She is also the Vice President of her Gifted class.

What’s this student’s favorite subject?
Meliana states that she loves participating in the Gifted reading, and math classes.  “I love to read because I get to think about the characters and make my own movie in my mind.” Meliana has written and illustrated three children’s books and she has written several plays for her gifted class. Meliana’s artwork was a second place winner in 2013 in the Hispanic Heritage Art Contest sponsored by Sandia Labs.

What are this student’s hobbies or activities, both at school and outside of school?
During the summer, Meliana loves to swim. Last summer she participated on the Los Padillas Swim Team. During the year, she participates in the Mediation Program. In her free time, Meliana loves to read, do arts and crafts, make pop up cards, and play with her dog. She loves animals and would like to be a veterinarian and an equestrian when she grows up.