Jesslyn is an awesome student; but more than that, she is also a role model to others both above and below her grade. She exemplifies what it means to be a well-rounded student. She works hard both in and out of the classroom, and she has the very rare characteristic of empathy. Jesslyn is curious, so she asks questions for understanding. She has learned how to accept decisions that are often difficult to hear; she has learned to celebrate both big and small successes; and she has learned how to show others acceptance despite the many differences we all have. I have never heard her speak of out place about another teacher or student, and she goes out of her way to make those around her feel included in all aspects of a class. These are the qualities I look for in leadership, and I couldn't wait to be able to honor her with the Student of the Week award!