Yeilin GarciaFunezis New Hanover County Schools' Student of the Week

Yeilin GarciaFunez is New Hanover County Schools' Student of the Week

Wilmington StarNews
Yeilin GarciaFunez of Snipes Academy of Arts and Design is New Hanover County Schools' Student of the Week.

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Student Name: Yeilin GarciaFunez

School: Snipes Academy of Arts and Design

Grade: First

Best subject: Letterland; it helps me to write and read words

Worst subject: Math

Favorite quote or saying: "I love you"

What drives you crazy? N/A

What makes you happy? When my sister and her mom come from Honduras.

Favorite book: Anything about mermaids and princesses

Favorite movie: "Mermaids"

Favorite color: Pink

Favorite food: Waffles

What do you do for fun? Play with my baby toys and my phone

Whom do you admire most, and why? My dad and my sister, because I love them.

Educational goal: I want to learn more English because I do not know a lot of English.

Career goal: I want to be a housekeeper like my mom. She kept everything clean before she died.

For Kellie Oberle, teacher, how does this student’s exemplary behavior illustrate the goals your school is pursuing? “Yeilin brings sunshine and light into our classroom and to everyone that she meets. She is the first to compliment a peer or a teacher and has the ability to make others feel special on any given day. Yeilin has an innate desire to learn and grow. She tackles academic challenges and always tries her best. Yeilin is highly motivated to be the best that she can be. Her academic growth has been impressive this year even with the COVID-19 pandemic trying to get in her way. I am so proud of her for this amazing accomplishment and honored to be a small part of her journey!”