The Academic All-Star award is given to students who exhibit a positive attitude and a commitment to excellence in the classroom. Each Academic All-Star is chosen by his or her principal and receives a framed certificate, free food from Chick-fil-A and Sonic Drive-In and a free gift courtesy of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More in Franklin.
Nolensville Elementary fifth grader Jaylee Austin is a model student who’s known throughout the school for her kind heart. That’s why administrators say she’s the ideal choice for this year’s Academic All-Star award.
“Jaylee is a caring, sweet young lady,” said Nolensville Assistant Principal Amanda Fuller. “She is hard-working in her studies and always gives 100 percent. When Jaylee has difficulty understanding concepts in class, she is quick to ask questions and get support. Jaylee perseveres any time she is presented with a challenge. She is respectful and goes above and beyond to help her teachers and classmates.”
Although Jaylee says her favorite subject is science, she tends to enjoy any class that incorporates candy into the lesson plan.
“In math, we had to split three cookies into thirds to share them with friends which was really cool,” said Jaylee. “And in science, we were learning about the layers of the Earth’s crust so we cut a Milky Way in half to see the different layers.”
Jaylee is looking forward to starting middle school in the fall because she hopes to play saxophone in the school band. As for the future, Jaylee says she’s keeping her options open when it comes to a possible career.
“I’ve been thinking about being a make-up artist, an actress, a nurse and a doctor, so I don’t know what I want to do,” said Jaylee. “But I’ve got a long time to make up my mind.”
No matter the career, those who know her agree that Jaylee’s work ethic and outgoing personality will take her far in life.
“Jaylee’s kind heart, sweet spirit and thoughtfulness make her a great friend to many,” said Fuller. “Nolensville is proud to recognize her as our 2016-2017 Academic All-Star.”