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Chehalis Tribe Students of the Month

Arielle Burnett (9-12) Kirsten Secena (6-8) Keziah Gleason (K-5)

Kirsten is a seventh grade student at Rochester
Middle School who, at the end of last semester
earned a 3.77 GPA. This is an average she has
maintained for quite some time. Kirsten says
this is because she always does her best to pay
attention in class and makes sure to meet the
deadlines set by her teachers. Her advice to
her classmates is “Paying attention and staying
focused in class are the most important qualities
a student can have.” When looking at Kirsten’s
grades, you can see that these tools have paid

Arielle Burnett is in the 11th grade at Hoquiam This will be the first year for Kirsten to take Keziah is in the fourth grade at Grand Mound
High School. She is currently holding a 3.6 on a new challenge and for this she has chosen Elementary and has done exceptionally well
GPA. Track and Field as her next hurdle (no pun in this current school year. While nearly
intended). While she has no specific event completing her AR goal she has also completed
Arielle likes that school allows her to learn new she is looking to conquer, she already feels a 5th grade level in the multiplication program
things, which will help her move on to bigger confident that sprinting will be her first choice. IXL and has moved on to conquering division.
After high school Kirsten will be looking When questioned about school and what she
Arielle feels successful at school when she to attend UCLA’s medical program. First, finds to be the most exciting she responded
shows up to class on time and turns in her work exploring the entire medical field, following her “Music, Mrs. Gall is a very good teacher and
when it is done. PhD, she would like to be a medical scientist. music is something I enjoy very much” Her
“I would like to be someone who finds cures to biggest musical influences are Michael Jackson
Her advice for other students is to pay diseases.” All of Kirsten’s accomplishments and Ed Sheeran. Keziah has been involved
attention! Listening to someone teach isn’t from the past and looking to the future she says in various sports over the past few years but
the same as learning. Learning something and she owes to her mother Misty. “She always has said she would like to focus on baseball in
retaining it will get you far in life helps me with whatever I need and I am always the years to come. Also, she has found a new
learning from her.” want to learn Women’s Fancy dancing “It takes
hard work, it’s a part of my culture and it looks

Arielle enjoys playing girls soccer, basketball, Her advice to her fellow students is to always
and softball for her school. She is also involved pay attention and stay focused in class and with
in FCCLA (Family, Career and Community your family, “We don’t have to be in school to
Leaders of America) and enjoys playing on a learn. Everyone teaches us something.” Keziah
travel softball team. feels that her success comes from always trying
hard and working toward bettering herself, “I
After Arielle graduates from high school, she rely on my integrity.” It is a student work ethic
wants to go to Arizona State University to study like this that will get her into the University
pre-law and eventually become a lawyer and on of Hawaii where she wants to study marine
to a judge. biology.

Attention Tribal Members From the Education Department

If you feel that your child should be nominated for student of the As a reward for their commitment to school and personal
month, please contact Jodie Smith at or growth, each student of the month will receive a $50.00 gift
360-709-1897. card.

State the reason why your child should be considered. Deadline is Congratulations. Keep up the good work!
the last Friday of each month.

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