When describing the character traits that Lenihan Intermediate School teacher Julee Swanson would attribute to student Nayeli Barajas, the instructor can go on and on.
Swanson said the sixth grader shows integrity, honesty and respect, among many other traits.
"She personifies character traits that all people should strive to demonstrate throughout their daily lives," Swanson said. "She's quite a role model."
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Lehinan Intermediate School sixth grade student Nayeli Barajas talks with her teacher Julee Swanson at the school Friday.
Barajas, 12, said her mom, Maria Barajas, has supported her to be a diligent student and to respect others. School is something the student finds very enjoyable.
"I enjoy it here and I like learning here," Barajas said.
Swanson said at times she is in awe of the way Barajas respects everyone she comes in contact with and her maturity level at such a young age.
Name: Nayeli Barajas
School: Lenihan Intermediate
Grandparents: Maria and Jose Barajas
Special interests: Listening to music and reading
"She is ready and willing to help other students and adults and shows that she cares and respects all staff and students here at Lenihan Intermediate School," Swanson said.