Self-motivated, confident and kind. They are adjectives that are often used to describe 10-year-old Blair Verdigets.

The fourth grader was recently chosen as Jordan Elementary’s Academic All-Star for the 2018-19 school year.

“Blair is an excellent steward of our Jordan Elementary expectations,” said her teachers. “She gets along with everyone and puts forth extra effort every day throughout all subjects. When things get hard, Blair does not give up. She is eager to share her ideas in class and is always willing to help out her classmates and teachers in any way she can. Her smile uplifts those around her, and we are so glad she is a Jet.”

Turns out, Blair is just as complimentary of her teachers as they are of her.

“I love them all,” said Blair. “They’re really good at explaining things; they’re funny; and they’re kind.”

Blair’s favorite subject is social studies, and when she’s not studying, there’s a good chance you’ll find her making slime, playing with friends or practicing her favorite sport.

“I’ve played soccer since I was three-years-old,” said Blair, who hopes to be a professional soccer player when she grows up. “It’s really fun, and I like to move around with the ball. Our team moves around a lot, but I normally play defense.”

When it comes to school, Blair says she stays motivated by thinking of the future.

“I want to go to a good college when I get older,” said Blair. “So when things get tough, I just tell myself to keep trying.”

And while winning the Academic All-Star Award is nice, Blair says the best part is just knowing how much her teachers care.

“It makes me feel very loved and special,” said Blair.