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A Star Student At Fox Hills

Aug 10, 2015 12:12PM ● By Bryan Scott

Melissa Aragon

By Jessica Thompson 

Taylorsville - Melissa Aragon is a fifth-grade student at Fox Hills Elementary. Melissa, like many elementary school students, likes to play games with her friends during recess and enjoys learning about her favorite subject in school: science. But, what makes Melissa a unique fifth-grader is her outstanding drive to go above and beyond her normal elementary school responsibilities. Melissa doesn’t just focus on school work or friends; she uses her talent of being well organized to volunteer at the library each week. Darla Frandsen, Melissa’s fifth-grade teacher, said, “Melissa is an outstanding student, citizen and leader who works very hard to do her best with every responsibility. She maintains high grades and volunteers in the library each week.” 

Melissa’s hard work has been recognized by many within Fox Hills Elementary School. She has been the recipient of many awards and has been given special responsibilities which show the trust Fox Hills Elementary School has in her. “She also serves as our class recorder/secretary and has been spotlighted as a school Star Student, as well as receiving an award for Outstanding Citizen in our classroom,” said Frandsen. 

The Outstanding Citizen award highlights one student each month who is an example to their classmates by being honest, taking pride in their studies and is a responsible citizen in their classroom.  

Melissa loves attending her school. “My favorite thing about Fox Hills is that the school has fundraisers so we can go on fun field trips and have all the new things we get each year,” she said. Some of those fun activities include a mother and son night at Showstar Cinemas, a daddy-daughter dance and a Scholastic book fair called “Books and Bagels.” All of these events are organized by PTA members. 

Melissa is a very talented and special, but what probably makes her the most impressive is her ability to focus on others rather than herself.  “I am still not sure what I want to be when I grow up, but I do know I want to help people, animals, and nature.” 

Melissa also says her favorite part about coming home from school is when she gets to ask her family about their day and what they did. Melissa actions show she truly cares about others.