Soft-spoken, yet still a leader

Bennett Hageman is not the most outspoken student in his class at Lenihan Intermediate School, but his quiet way of leadership is appreciated by his teacher.

Sixth grade teacher Leah Mattox said Hageman leads in a positive, but quiet way.

“He’s a very fast learner and hard working,” Mattox said.

Mattox said Hageman is very involved in extracurricular activites such as National History Day and Battle of the Books.

Hageman, 11, said he likes math and would one day like to become a farmer like his grandfather. He said school is important to him.

“I like to do my best,” Hageman said.