Always on task

Self-motivated student sees a future as an engineer

T-R PHOTO BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ
Cale Hungerford, 12, a sixth grader at St. Francis Catholic School, always puts his best foot forward. He does well in all his classes and is a friend to all. He sees a future designing skyscrapers.

T-R PHOTO BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ Cale Hungerford, 12, a sixth grader at St. Francis Catholic School, always puts his best foot forward. He does well in all his classes and is a friend to all. He sees a future designing skyscrapers.

Cale Hungerford, 12, a sixth grader at St. Francis Catholic School, always puts his best foot forward.

“He’s very self-motivated and listens carefully to directions,” said teacher Jill Simons. “He does his best work and does a very good job in all his classes. He’s very studious and manages his time well.”

When asked what his favorite part of school is, the student replied “friends.”

One of three children, his siblings include Kyra and Cameron. He has a dog named Nike. In his spare time, Cale likes to hang out with his friends, and most enjoys the time he spends jumping on a friend’s trampoline. An avid reader, he doesn’t enjoy just one type of tome.

“I like all books,” he said.

Cale plays soccer and basketball, and has played the saxophone for two years.

When he grows up, he would like to be an engineer.

“I love to play with Legos, and I’d love to design buildings, including skyscrapers,” he said.

But Cale is not merely known for his good grades, but also for his desire to be a friend to all.

“We have the same lunch/recess [schedule] as the kindergartners, and while all the sixth graders treat [the younger students] well, Cale is a special buddy to them. He treats them kindly and is very patient. He’s a good role model for his classmates because of the Christian way he acts, as he sets a good example,” Simons concluded.

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