Most students at Longview Elementary received the memo that it was crazy hair day last Friday. However, for Amelia Thompson, she thought it was picture day at school so she was one of the few students with perfect hair and wardrobe.
Thanks to her mom, Layla, she made sure Amelia would be dressed her best for the surprise presentation of the Goodall Homes Student of the Month award during the schools assembly.
“I told her it was picture day so she would wouldn’t wear the crazy hair,” said Layla. “I also told her she was nominated for an award but that was it, she had no idea!”
Amelia, who is a fifth grader at Longview Elementary, was both surprised by the award as well as it not being picture day.
Amelia’s teacher Dawn Farner nominated her for leadership and setting a good example for others in the class.
“She is a true pleasure to have in class,” said Farner. “She is polite and friendly to everyone she meets.”
Farner also lauded her for her work in the classroom, noting that she is an “A” student, always prompt turning in her school work and thorough with all of her assignments.
“She takes great pride in giving her best effort and sharing her knowledge with me as well as her classmates,” she said.
Not only is Amelia a great leader and role model in the classroom, she is also very involved in extracurricular activities and volunteering in her school. She participates in the school news program at Longview, which is a voluntary activity that films before school. When not at school Amelia is involved in her church and loves gymnastics.
“She is a great daughter, loves being part of our church and is a wonderful helper to her younger siblings,” said Layla Thompson, Amelia’s mother.
Her father, Mickey, said Amelia makes parenting easy.
“We are really proud of her, she is great role model for her siblings and has a huge heart.”
Amelia said she wants to become a teacher for her career choice and is inspired by her teachers.
“They have taught me how to be nice and help other people,” she said. She also is interested in journalism with her experience with school news.
Rachael Overall, marketing director of Goodall Homes, was impressed with all the responsibility that Amelia has with her school, family and church.
“She is a perfect example of the type of student we like to recognize,” said Overall.
To nominate a student for the Goodall Homes Student of the Month, visit www.williamsonheald.com and submit a nomination form.