School: Lourdes Catholic School
Parents: Nicole and James Gartner
Why was student nominated? "We nominated Brianna because she is a model student," said Principal Jennifer Alongi. "She demonstrates the fruits of the Holy Spirit every day, which include love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. She is always kind in her words and actions, and goes out of her way to help others and welcome them."
What teacher has inspired you and why? "Every one of my teachers have inspired me although each one in a different way. The teacher that has inspired me the most would be Mrs. Driscoll because she got me to realize I’m passionate about science and I want to continue learning in that area of schooling."
What is your favorite thing about school? "I love to see my friends, because my friends are so nice. I also love Lourdes because in every class I have an opportunity to learn and to grow. I also love to go to a Catholic school and learn about Jesus."
What are you most proud of? "I am proud of myself because I have conquered my dyslexia. I have chosen to become better and to work hard to keep my grades up. I am proud of my family. They have supported me with every decision I have made, and every decision I will make. I am most proud of my religion and my faith in God."